02-Jun-2006 -- This is probably one of the easiest confluences I’ve visited so far. Yukiko and I left Iwataki, located in the northern part of Kyoto prefecture, at around 9:30 in the morning. I was on my way to take the ferry to Vladivostok the next day on a trip that is supposed to take me across Asia to Europe by motorbike. Yukiko had decided to take her car and accompany me to the harbor to say goodbye.
We took the expressway almost all the way to Takaoka along the Sea of Japan. We made a short stop for lunch shortly after Fukui and by 4:30 we were near the station where I had to meet a representative of the ferry company. I left my motorbike near the station and we went to an onsen along the coast of the Noto Peninsula to spend the night.
The next morning, before going to Fushiki to board the ferry in the afternoon, we made a short trip to the confluence which was less than 20 km from Himi, the place where we had stayed. Yukiko drove north along the eastern coast of the peninsula and took a forest road going to Nanao across the hills.
We had already tried that road last fall on our way to Wakura-Onsen, but it was closed. We didn’t have enough time then to try another road to visit the confluence. The road was still closed but Yukiko decided to give it a try. There was some road construction being done but they let us through. A few kilometers later we just crossed the confluence situated in the middle of the road. After taking a few pictures we kept driving on the same road to Nanao. It was now time to go and board the ferry.
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