From the beginning I cherished the high peaks. Kūkai Running the Choishi trail from Kudosan Station to Koyasan Temple (21km) with Taku (SkyHigh Mountain Works), Kawata, Tetsuro, Koichi, Kentaro and Susshi (Neighbor - coffee and running shop). Stayed the night at Muryokoin, a temple in Koyasan, followed by a day of running on the Kohechi trail (70km) from Koyasan to Kumano-Hongu Shrine for which we were joined by Nobu and Sho Fujimaki. New friends, new trails, new perspectives. Blessed and deeply thankful for the experience.