Keen to cover new ground and enjoy Hokkaido’s cooler temperatures, a friend and I spent several days towards the end of August travelling the island’s eastern coast by local train. There was no real agenda as such. No tourist places to tick off. Just a semi-random exploration of the area’s smaller towns and villages, or occasionally, when connections dictated, the quieter side of bigger settlements.
Some of the trip’s resultant photos have appeared on these pages already, and one or two of them have been included here, as they seemed to fit a broader selection quite well. But basically, the chosen images are a fairly good representation of what we saw, and in many ways, what we set out to see.