I departed today in the light rain and headed first to Ouchi-Juku, a post town nestled in the mountains of Minamiaizu, Fukushima Prefecture. The town has preserved its Edo-period appearance with houses featuring thatched roofs, which have been converted into souvenir shops and restaurants. I enjoyed strolling through the town and taking photos, feeling as if I had traveled back in time to the Edo period. After lunch, I took the Bandai-Azuma Skyline to Jododaira to see the snow walls. Although the weather was not good, I decided to go due to my customer’s strong request. I carefully checked the road and weather conditions with the road manager, and confirmed its safety. Although the snow walls were lower than usual due to the warmer weather this year, my customers seemed satisfied with the view that they could not experience in Malaysia. We will spend the next two days relaxing in Sendai.