⛩ Shirahige Shrine, Shiga → 📍 Lake Biwa → Tsuruga, Fukui

Map of the Lake Biwa/Sea of Japan area with author’s route between Shirahige Shrine and Tsuruga highlighted. 🗺 Open map in GaiaGPS →

The branches of a pine tree overhang a view on a lake with the foot of a sleeping bag visible in the lower right corner, implying a photo taken immediately after waking up on a beach. 📍 Shirahige Shrine, Takashima, Shiga

A book titled “Gulliver’s Travels”, almost as big as a house, stands by the side of a road, with regular houses and wooded hills in the background. 📍 Takashima, Shiga

A flower-filled meadow with the lake in the background.

The view from a grassy beach on Lake Biwa.

Looking out over the lake above a concrete shrine gate. 📍 Lake Biwa, Takashima, Shiga

Stone statues of elephants walk in tall grass.

Very bright purple flowers growing between Japanese gravestones. 📍 Takashima, Shiga

These Walking Dreams is a visual field diary of a 4,300-kilometer walk from one end of Japan to the other, in the spring and summer of 2017.