I had a great run - early this morning in Iida, Nagano.. The air was cool and the weather was great!
This is the hotel I stayed - had a great view for it sat on a hill. It used to have a samurai lord's fortress.
Beautiful yellow flowers.
JR Iida Line rail tracks.
Motozenkoji Temple - the original of the famous Zenkoji Temple that is said to be established in 602.
Asazumi Shrine - the main shrine of the village of Zakoji.
The building of the former Zakoji Elementary School.
A cycling team for today's race.
This is Ginza 4-Chome street - quite different from the one in Tokyo.
A statue of a traveling Buddhist monk - Kukai.
Otemachi Elementary School - established 1872.
Nagahime Shrine sits where used to be Iida Castle since 1900.
The garden of my hotel.