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Ishioka in Pictures

I am in Japan again. I crossed from Shanghai to Ibaraki by plane and rode the bus from Ibaraki Airport to Ishioka, a small town to the west. I hitchhiked from Ishioka south to Tsuchiura one day, and the next hitched the rest of the way to Tokyo. I would like to share some photos of Ishioka, where my journey began.

20130114-103737.jpgNear Ishioka station, where I got off the bus.

20130114-103800.jpgA small soba shop in downtown Ishioka.

20130114-103821.jpgOld print shops in Ishioka. L

20130114-103901.jpgWalking down Highway 6 toward Tsuchiura.

20130114-103912.jpgOn the road.

20130114-103841.jpgThe mountains in Ibaraki Prefecture.


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  1. […] 110 years after the writer Nagai Kafu made his transpacific journey. I also posted photos from Ishioka, Tsuchiura, and Kasumi-ga-ura, places I reached by hitchhiking down Highway 6 to […]

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