After a delicious Japanese breakfast at the hotel we left the city, heading south along the banks of the Shimantogawa River on a grassy path.
The way marks then took us inland and through a 1620 metre long tunnel, eerily dark in places where the lights were out, then down into a narrow valley, bright green with rice plants.
Back on the coast again, we arrived at a long, wide surf beach where we camped next to some surfers. The icy cold water felt wonderful on our tired, sore feet. We enjoyed freshly shelled peas, bought earlier at a roadside stall with our ramen dinner.
(32.8248 N 132.9488 E)