For my third 5x5 day trip using the Seishun 18 pass, I randomly selected Matsumoto, a city in Nagano Prefecture enclosed by mountains. The city has a venerated history: in the Edo Period, it housed the seat of the Matsumoto Domain. The trip was shorter than usual because of how…
"It sometimes felt like a magical being had waved its clawed hand and transported me to another town or village, hundreds of kilometers away."
"Windows were shattered, roof tiles had crumbled, porches and walls were half-swallowed by creeping vines."
A taste of what's coming in the next 4-5 weeks.

Walks from a Hat