Travelling over the mountains and down the roads to Kumo is a long journey from Kirigakure and a dangerous one at that. The promise of adventure and the new sights, sounds and smells of the world draws a traveller in like a moth to a flame. Choji was new to this feeling of freedom, it frightened him.
Shinodi do this all the time right?...Hit the road in search of their purpose? I'm sure they do...dont they? Wait...who am I talking too?