On the opposite shore of the inlet, there was a shrine gate. Looking for a place to camp nearby, we put ashore. To our surprise, a trail led into the Jou-yama Mountain from here. Having planned to climb Jou-yama to examine its castle ruins but not being sure what part of the shore to strike out from, we were pleased such an easy solution had presented itself.
Afternoon sunshine was rapidly dissolving the last shreds of mists clinging to the forest surrounding the shrine. Everything was quiet and peaceful.