About 155 years ago Commodore Perry passed by this exact spot on his way Shuri Castle. Today I was attempting to ride my bicycle up the same 6km hill without stopping.
I stopped twice. Once, to take a picture of the above gate that once served as the grand entrance to Sogenji Temple. Now it's an entrance to a inner-city park with some beautiful old trees. I also stopped to take a picture of these Japanese tourists having a rest.