When Danny suggested that we walk to an antique store we like to visit here on the opposite side of town, it seemed like a fine idea. The weather was mild, the mid-November sun warm and inviting. And we both could use the excercise.
Taking an A to B walk in Kyoto is hypothetically an easy thing to do. The city is laid out on an simple grid, the terrain within the city is flat. That does NOT factor in all the distractions along the way.
So it was that a walk that could have taken us less than an hour, not pushing it, took almost 4.5 hours to complete. One way.
Let me take you along the route. We headed west towards the lovely Kamogawa River.
We passed a small shop selling the most prized of seasonal vegetables: the Mazsutake mushroom. Continue reading “Less than Two Miles in 4.5 Hours”