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The Endless Journey

Why I Need More Lifetimes for Japan

Donny Kimball
5 min readSep 15, 2021

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A misty trail along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route in Wakayama Prefecture
This story was originally published on donnykimball.com and has been syndicated here on Medium

As I sit down to write this, it’s 6:00 AM on a Saturday morning and I am traveling on a bullet train bound for Shiga Prefecture in western Japan. Prior to opening up a new story in my editor, I was lazily gazing out the window at the bucolic countryside. Lost in thought, I soon found myself pondering…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/