Autumn Japan 2017 – Day 5

12 Nov 2017 (Sunday) and we are staying in Okayama.

The best thing to do on a lazy Sunday is to enjoy the autumn breeze by cycling through the Bizen plain.

This area has large track of padi field and a few famous shrines.

Cycling stop 1 : Kibitsuhiko Shrine 吉備津彦神社

Kibitsu Jinja 吉備津神社

Bitchūkokubun-ji 備中国分寺

It seems like there is a festival going on. Kids are all dressed up and visiting temples for blessings.

May they grow up strong healthy and wise.

After cycling the whole morning, it’s time to leave the rural and head for the city.

Korakuen 後楽園

With most of the time cycling, we ended up having lunch opposite bitchu kokubunji.

A very simple and Zen like meal. Very hearty and basic. Outside this restaurant is a farmer’s market and the grapes are so sweet and nice.

Dinner is at a food market or foodcourt on the 4th floor of Aeon mall.

Followed by the famous dessert that is all the craze in Singapore. Finally got to eat this. No queue!


My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

4 comments on “Autumn Japan 2017 – Day 5

  1. >It seems like there is a festival going on. Kids are all dressed up and visiting temples for blessings.

    It is 七五三 (Festival for kids aged 3, 5 and 7). I wrote a bit about it:


  2. Amazing!!!! 😊😊


  3. Looks heavenly to be in Japan, thank you for sharing all images from your trip

    Liked by 1 person

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