Lost Shine in Atami

Today’s shot is a lost shrine on a hilltop in Atami.

This was my second favorite place in Atami. My favorite was my ryokan room overlooking the ocean, but this was definitely a close number two. The area was so peaceful and very beautiful.

I had to climb about a bazillion steps1 to get here, which may explain why it was deserted. Luckily, a vending machine was waiting for me at the top of the stairs, fully stocked and humming away, seemingly self-powered (no plug I could see!).

Yeah, vending machines are everywhere. You all know this by now, right? I’d really hate to be the guy who has to walk up all the stairs everyday to stock it…


  1. It might have been two bazillion. Not sure. 

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