Day 1: IVA C.A.R.E.S. 53 STATIONS OF IOT-FUND RAISER

Tokaido trek: day 1

Day 1 began at Nihonbashi, 11:30 am. It was rainy, cold, but the excitement of starting the journey made me oblivious to the weather. Walked through Ginza and Shinagawa, skyscrapers turned to small buildings, and missed 1st post station! (My gps said I was close but I just couldn't find it!) Hands are freezing and back aching with more walking. Darkness falls and it gets colder, but I'm determined to reach the 2nd post station. River Tama and a camping ground is right by it, so I decide to pitch my tent at 7:30 pm and go in the morning. Even with a sleeping bag it was freezing! Morning brings with it birds sweeping through the skies. I grab a coffee, tell myself that even if I am cold it could always be worse, and finally reach the 2nd post station in Kanagawa!

Onwards :)

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