Woke up. This hotel provides breakfast for free, so I eat a lot. Thanks to muscle pain reliever, my pain gets a bit well. Today, I double layer the socks as cushion for my soles.
Depart! Weather is cloudy, but the weather forecast says it will be sunny soon. Today's destination is around Shizuoka station, because I'm going to meet my senior tomorrow afternoon. He lives near Shizuoka-City, so it's better meet him near Shizuoka station. According to Google, I have to walk at least 50km today.
I planned to walk along Tokaido, but I changed my mind. I decided to go along Senbon-Kaido, because the route goes along Suruga-Bay. I prefer seaside routes.
The route is like this photo. Weather got sunny, today will be hot. Izu-Peninsula is over there.
Entered Fuji-City. I used Air Salonpas every time I get a rest. My knees are still good, but I have to walk long distance, so I needed to take care of my health.
There is Mt.Fuji, but clouds conceal it.
Along Suruga-Bay, there are a lot of factories. From this time, I start converting my neck by towels from sunshine, because I had sunburn yesterday.
I take lunch at the McDonalds' at Shin-Fuji-bypass and check my sokes. I see the mark of my feet in my shoes. I realized why I felt pain on my soles. I research accommodation places around Shizuoka station and find a large bathhouse, called Tenjin-no-Yu(public spa), near Higashi-Shizuoka station. It is an amazing place, because it has not only hot spas, but also provides sleeping spaces. I decide today's goal to Tenjin-no-Yu. About 30km is left. google says it will take about 6 and a half hours. I know Google's pace is fast for me, so I guess it will take about 10 hours. After three quarter hours' rest, I departed the McDonalds'.
I found a road sign which says there is 350km to Kyoto
Arrived at Kambara station. I'm not sure why there is a boad in front of the station...
I passed the post town, but I'm confused because I can't find a sidewalk. Lond time ago, I passed this road and was confused how to pass this road, too. I found a footbridge over the highway(route1), but I have no idea how to get there. I looked for the path about 20 min on the Internet, but nobody mentions how to go there. To make matters worse, no one passed the road.
After additional 10 min, one bicycler passed me. I watched him, how to pass the road. According to his way of taking the route, pedestrians must cross the sideway and go straight. After that make U-turn and they can reach the footbridge. Hmm... Complicated.
I'm confused again. I get lost again on how to get to the National Road 1. I walked inside of crash barriers, but the barriers suddenly disappera. Hmm, I have to walke a roadway even there aren't crash barriers.
Finally, I find the right direction. It says red zone is for pedestrian. Route 1 near Yui is not walker-friendly.
I saw Suruga-Health-Spa. I had felt tight on my left shin, but after several minutes, I felt strong pain on my left shin. I did first aid, cooling down, stretching and taking a rest, but the pain still remained. Higashi-shizuoka will be impossible, I thought. Anyway, I decide to go to Suruga-Health-Spa and I thing today's plan there.
Arrived at Suruga-Health-Spa. My pace became very slow. 15km is left to Tenjin-no-Yu and it will take 4 hours walk to there. I consider staying at Suruga-Health-Spa and walk to Shizuoka station tomorrow morning or staying Tenjin-no-Yu and take a rest tomorrow morning. My conclusion is going to Tenjin-no-Yu, because no one knows what will happen tomorrow.
Passed Okitsu-Post-Town. It got dark and temperature went down. It's more comfortable to walk in the evening than on day time, but I have strong pain on my left leg, left knee and both soles.
I take a rest at a convenience store and drunk Red-Bull to relief my pain, but nothing changed. After 15 min rest, I started walking again. I am exhausted, so I walk like a zombie.
I make frantic efforts to reach to Higashi-Shizuoka. I do some stretch on every crosswalk. I find another hot spa along the road. It appeals me, but I don't go there. I don't have any extra power.
Finally, I arrived at Tenjin-no-Yu. Before arriving there, I had to walked a footbridge to cross Higashi-Shizuoka station. The hot spa is amazing. I take a bath for one and a half hours. I stretch and massage my legs, and get relaxed. After that, I fall asleep immediately.
- Today's route