It's been a little over five years since I last visited Rumoi (Dec-2014) and in some ways this was a nostalgic re-visit to the site of two of my most iconic photos... I had to ask myself if it's possible to go back... did I want to return?
From Asahikawa it's 18 minutes to 深川 (Fukagawa) and then one hour to the small coastal city of Rumoi. Transport beyond Fukagawa is via a single track two carriage "ワンマン" (one man) train. Weather permitting there are eight round trips per day... a beautiful wooded journey o'er hill and vale.
The conundrum... there was no way a re-visit could be "better". At the end of the day it was fun... naturally it was different and most likely I will go again with a tripod and some ND Grad filters... I am just looking for some heavy weather along the coast ; )