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Walking in Circles a Journey into the heart of Japan

Out of work, out of love, drowning in debt, and stuck in Japan. In a last-ditch attempt to be happy with his life, award-winning travel writer Todd Wassel sets out to walk the 750-mile, 88-temple Shikoku Henro pilgrimage.

But why does he have to make it so hard on himself?

Sleeping outside, armed with a Japanese map to guide him, Todd is helped along his way by a wandering ascetic hiding from the Freemasons; naked Yakuza trying to shake him down; a scam artist pilgrim; and a Buddhist monk who hates America but loves beef jerky.

Can he find what he’s looking for before the path, or his new friends, break him?

Walking in Circles is a fun, inspirational travel memoir filled with interesting characters and a Japan that tourists never see. Join Todd Wassel on his unforgettable Japanese adventure!

You’ll be shocked at what you find on the backroads of Japan.

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