Monday, August 16, 2021

North into Fukuoka


Fog or mist? Not sure myself of the exact difference between the two, but I would say it was quite foggy as I left Arao and started walking north into Chikugo, the old province name of what is now the southern part of Fukoka Prefecture.

It's December 22nd and the 50th day of my first walk around the island of Kyushu.

For the first few hours along the way I stop in at each shrine I pass by. The fog seems persistent today.

I am following the old route that headed north out of Kumamoto and into a large river and coastal plain. The train line and shinkansen line and an expressway roughly follow the same route, but its a fairly rural area, as far as I can see with the fog, and the traffic is not too bad.


  1. lovely but quite scare seen today with all the rain coming down . . .

  2. Ojisan Jake:
    Here is what I found:Fog and mist differ by how far you can see through them. Fog is when you can see less than 1,000 meters away, and if you can see further than 1,000 metres, we call it mist.
    Old Dog