Misawa, Aomori Prefecture, Japan

Posted Friday, July 9, 2010 ·

Misawa is located towards the northernmost point of mainland (Honshu) Japan. The city itself is rather small and surrounded by miles and miles of farmland. Misawa boasts a population of approximately 43,000, although after walking around the city I would have expected closer to 100.

A perpetual fog stuck around for about four of the five days I was here, barely covering the tops of buildings during the day and making finding my way impossible at night...not to mention landing a plane exciting. The city was also surprisingly quiet. Except for the occasional car, there were no sounds at all.

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