A Circular Walk around the estuary banks of the river Yodo and Osaka Bay, in Ashiya and Nishinomiya cities, on a pre-typhoon day.
3 hours 7 minutes
6 miles (approx)
Notice how the wind had formed small clumps of debris, impromptu, random natural assemblages on the river's concrete banks.
Think about how every available space here in this residential city (Ashiya) is filled with a dwelling - single house, small block of flats, high rise tower.
And recall the aspirational new builds from yesterday's walk.
Remember the view from Koh's window (top).
Stumble across a brand new modernist housing estate, overloomed imperiously by three modernist tower blocks of flats.
Remark how unusually ordered the planning is.
Think that people clump and cluster. Is it random or design or necessity or instinct?