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Walks near Tokyo - a good try at delivering on the impossible,
This review is from: Day Walks Near Tokyo (Origami Classroom) (Paperback)
First of all I should say that I was simply amazed that "nature based" walking paths existed anywhere within one hour Tokyo. Kudos to the author for finding these, but I fear he is taking on the impossible and the first walk that I tried has disintegrated to a non-walk.
The walk itself was along the "Cape". I have lived long enough in Japan to realise that the sea is more of a supermarket and a dumping ground than a part of nature. It came as no surprise that this walk started out by the water treatment plant. As you continue past the locals burning their refuse on the beach (this appears to be a Japanese past time which although illegal, is certainly not policed), I discovered the paths uncut and generally unpassable.
Thirty minutes into the walk the concrete walkways had been completely washed away and appeared to have been in this state for years. I am not sure what the earwig like creatures were that lined the rocks, but you certainly would not want to be asleep on this beach.
Unfortunately this makes the book unreliable. I will find a couple more walks to attempt, but be aware that the author is delivering on a hard ask.