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A tragedy of a hitchhiker on his very first cherry blossoms viewing?!

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A tragedy of a hitchhiker on his very first cherry blossoms viewing?!
  • Antonine Cuesta en
    Antonine Cuesta en
    fraA positive thinker on an easy going hitchhiking trip.
    A French hitchhiker with a dream of becoming a non-fiction writer traveling around the world.

A tragedy of a hitchhiker on his very first cherry blossoms viewing?!

  • A hitchhiker traveling around the world.

    A hitchhiker traveling around the world.

    Antonine from France is a hitchhiker who is traveling around the world. He's traveled from France to Russia, Mongolia and China, and arrived at Kansai International Airport just 6 days ago to continue the trip.


    Visits every place recommended.

    Visits every place recommended.

    The driver of the car Antonine hitchhiked recommended that he should go check out the "Kawazu-zakura" cherry blossoms. He always visits the places recommended by others, and is enjoying his footloose hitchhiking trip.


  • Very first cherry blossoms experience in his life.

    Very first cherry blossoms experience in his life.

    It was already dark outside when the crew met Antonine. To see the cherry blossoms lit by the warm glow of the rising sun first thing in the morning he plans on sleeping in a tent underneath a cherry tree. The cherry trees are illuminated as part of "The Kawazu-zakura Cherry Blossom Festival", he is blown away of his very first "Kawazu-zakura".


    The thing he keeps on doing everyday for the last five months.

    The thing he keeps on doing everyday for the last five months.

    Even at night the area is filled with people because of the event. Antonine finds a spot further away from the main area and sets up his tent to be prepared for the morning. For the last five months since he started the trip he keeps a journal and wants to turn it into a book someday. The well-used journal tells us how long his journey has been.


    Trick of the angels…

    Trick of the angels…

    Waking up at 5:30AM with no luck with the weather. Antonine had believed that it was going to be fine because of his daily good behavior but no sunrise unfortunately…


    Only 1,365 yen left in his pocket!?

    Only 1,365 yen left in his pocket!?

    Antonine wants to eat breakfast but there's only 1,365 yen left in his pocket… Apparently his cash card got stolen while traveling in Mongolia. He doesn't look so worried as he's only spent 800 yen in total for the last 6 days!


    A successful discount from 1,000 yen to 200 yen.

    A successful discount from 1,000 yen to 200 yen.

    While searching for breakfast Antonine finds some dried horse mackerel that he likes, but it's 1,000 yen a sho… He doesn't seem to want to give up and requests for a big discount from 1,000 yen to 200 yen and it somehow works out! And he even gets some extra thrown in!!


    His trip to be continued.

    His trip to be continued.

    Antonine can have his cash card re-issued once he arrives in Tokyo. He plans on continuing hitchhiking to Tokyo then heading to South Korea next. He successfully finds a car and that's a wrap! Good luck Antonine!


    Kawazu-cho, Kamo-gun
    Shizuoka prefecture