Nara is one of the many UNESCO World heritage sites in the Kansei region of Japan. Any tourist visiting Kyoto should take the short trip south to the ancient capital of Nara.
Not even aware back then, that the mountains I was exploring were called Kamiyama, I was already enchanted by the valleys I travelled, the green canopy the perfect hiding place for Kami, large and small.
It was an unbelievable calm and warm night at more than 3000 meters above sea level. The moon and stars were out, making this hike on of the most spectacular in my life so far.
On the path up, I met many people from all over the world, who enjoyed the same challenge. This is what life and humanity should be about.