Two days, 700km later. Here I'm in Aomori(青森), sitting in an Internet cafe, updating my blog.
Here is a map showing the route I took:
As much as I like driving, it's killing me. First day I drove for 8 hours, today I drove a whopping 11 hours. In terms of number, it ain't that bad. But it will continue on for a while. I hope Wakkanai (稚内) is worth it!
Compared to the first night, I'm in heaven. The first night I "slept" in my car in a parking lot. Although I was able to get a nice onsen bath today. That helped a bit to recharge.
So far I'm using almost one tank of gas per day. I'm driving a company car (kei, a stick-shift with some problems). It's got a very small tank. It costs about 2300yen 3/4 of a tank. I'm proud of the car. It's 11 years old. It's been driven by a dozen of people. I was fully expecting it to break down the first day or two. So far it does okay.