I’ve been putting some cool little places around the Murakami area on a personal Google map. It’s kind of a fun way to get to know the area a little bit. I know that when I found out I would be coming to Murakami, I studied it on Google maps but really was not at all familiar or prepared when I arrived. Looking at a map can’t do justice to the atmosphere and feeling of a place, but hopefully this will give others some of the knowledge I’ve gained from firsthand experience.
To give credit where credit is due, Chris, the other ALT in Murakami City, started a Google map of Murakami before I did, which you can look at here.