Niniu, Shimukappu, Hokkaido β†’ Shimukappu, Hokkaido

Map of Hokkaido with author’s route from Niniu to Shimukappu highlighted. πŸ—Ί Open map in GaiaGPS β†’

The trunks of some birch trees take an almost 90-degree turn as they grow from an enormous red rock.

Closeup of the trunk of one of these trees.

The very moldy ceiling of an angular, 1980s-looking bathhouse. πŸ“ Shimukappu, Hokkaido

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.