Woke up. I realize it's better to walk from mornings, because during daytime, sunshine and temperature get severe.
Departed, but the sun has already risen. Today's destination is Hamamatsu, at least Iwata. there is about 50km to Hamamatsu, and 40km to Iwata. My knee is recovering, but my shin is still too painful.
Arrived at Shimada-Post-Twon. I found a Jizo, which is a Guardian Deity of travellers and children, represents foot. I pray for recovering my leg soon.
Passed Oigawa-river and take breakfast at a convenience store. I was amazed to see many people jog from early morning. For me, it's impossible to wake up early in weekends.
Started climbing up Kanaya-Peak. google says to walk such an animal trail. I was hesiated to go, but I went. Thanks to my long pants, I can protect my legs from grasses and insects. Recently, I feel long pants are hot to walk during day time, but hey have an advantatge of walking bushed.
Japanese roads are not kind for pedestrians. I got confused again around Yonaki-Ishi. Google says go, but a road signal says not. I thought and searched which way to go about 20 min. But it looks difficult to go this road, so I use a side road. Fortunately, the road is correct.
Arrived at "Michi no Eki" Kakegawa. It is Sunday, so there are many people. I take a rest and eat Tororo-Don(yam-bowl) as my luch.
I was so sleepy that I walk with sleeping a bit. So, I take a rest at a convenience sotre and dring Red-Bull. Monotony scenery, no pedestrians, woke up early. Those factors made me sleepy.
I felt strong pain on my shin, so I took a rest. I apply Air Salonpas and try to stretch, but the pain so severe that I can't bent my shin.
Passed Chyudoji-Temple. This is the middle point of Tokaido. I felt I walked-only a half way of Tokaido. I remain long distance.
It started a shower and my shoed and sockes got soaked a bit. I'd like to take a rest and dry them up. Luckily, after few minutes' walk, I found a convenience store. I stay at the eat-in space of the convenience store. I dry my belongings and eat light meal there. Once socks get soaked, I easy to lose my motivation.
Entered Fukuroi-City. It started rain again. I felt pain on my knee, so I stayed at a GU(Cloghing shop) until the rain stops.
I found a big hen. I have not been sure why he is there.
Entered Iwata-City. My pain on my leg was getting worse. From the city, I found many advertisement board written in Tagalog and Portuguese, not English. I guess it is because there are many car factory walkers from those countries.
I found a strange traffic sign, take care of Koalas. But I've never heard there are Koalas in Iwata-City...
The rain is getting heavy. My ankle is getting worse, so I quit to go to Hamamatsu today. I decide to stay at Iwata-City.
Arrived at today's Manga cafe. I clear my luggage up and threw away some guidebooks, T-shirts, towels and so on. I have pain on my leg, so it's better to reduce my belongings.
This cafe has a big problem. My room is at the 1st floor, but toilets are at the 2nd floor. I've never thought going toilet is so hard.
- Today's route