Echizen, Fukui → 🏙 Fukui City

Map of Fukui Prefecture with author’s route between Echizen and Fukui City highlighted. 🗺 Open map in GaiaGPS →

A stone statue of a triceratops.

A Deinonychus-like dinosaur, dressed in a lab coat and examining the skull of what appears to be a Fukuisaurus, sits on a bench next to a middle-aged man resting his left hand on a wheeled suitcase. 📍 Fukui City

There are apparently more dinosaurs in Fukui than in Mongolia, Patagonia, and Alberta combined. You shop in the dinosaur supermarket, get on the dinosaur bus, wash yourself at the dinosaur bathhouse, and when you’re fed up with all the dinosaurs and decide to take a rest, a Fukuisaurus takes a rest with you.

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.