Cycling Japan #16 We’ve come full circle; Kushiro – Obihiro – Furano – Biei 4085-4685kms-600km

Every good thing must come to an End. Here is my last trip in Japan before returning home. Route summary for more details (more or less accurate) available here.   Kushiro area – Lake Choubushi : 120kms My hay fever got better and allowed me to sleep comfortably on top of that cliff but got … Continue reading Cycling Japan #16 We’ve come full circle; Kushiro – Obihiro – Furano – Biei 4085-4685kms-600km

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Cycling Japan #15 The Japanese Ireland; Nakashibetsu – Nemuro – Kushiro: 3670-4085kms – 415kms

Alongside my pevious post I think the locations covered in this post were my favourite in Hokkaido.Route summary for more details (more or less accurate) available here. Nakashibestu – Notsuke Cape  : 90kms I woke up in a horror movie setting:  the thick and freezing fog had not gone away at all. Unfortunately I could … Continue reading Cycling Japan #15 The Japanese Ireland; Nakashibetsu – Nemuro – Kushiro: 3670-4085kms – 415kms

Cycling Japan #14 Lakes, Spas and Volcanoes ; Kitami – Abashiri – Nakashibetsu : 3335-3670kms – 335kms

 Route plan (more or less accurate) available here.   Kitami – Saroma Lake : 80kms I often do the extra mile in order to reach a campsite, it is usually a good idea but it is sometimes not worth it. Being alone in a campsite with no electricity is not any better than being along … Continue reading Cycling Japan #14 Lakes, Spas and Volcanoes ; Kitami – Abashiri – Nakashibetsu : 3335-3670kms – 335kms

Cycling Japan #13 Crossing Hokkaido; Sapporo – Ishikawa –Kitami: 2965-3335kms – 370kms

Stay in Sapporo: As mentioned in my previous post : I had been invited by Szilvia from Warmshower to stay at her place in Sapporo. I had not been in a city for quite some time and I was quite excited to change my routine for a little bit. Sapporo is the 5th biggest city … Continue reading Cycling Japan #13 Crossing Hokkaido; Sapporo – Ishikawa –Kitami: 2965-3335kms – 370kms

Cycling Japan #12 Niseko area – Shakotan Peninsula – Sapporo ; 2760-2965kms : 205kms

  Stay in Niseko : In my previous post I mentioned that I arrived late at night in Niseko and met a bunch of Japanese people to hang with. I stayed awake until midnight on the previous night, being most of the time alone at night I would not complain about changing my habits a … Continue reading Cycling Japan #12 Niseko area – Shakotan Peninsula – Sapporo ; 2760-2965kms : 205kms

Cycling Japan #11 : Hokkaido – difficult start ; Tomakomai – Niseko : 2495-2760 ; 265kms

  Aboard the ferry : While waiting to get aboard the ferry, a girl walked up to me and asked me a few questions, after I told her I was going to Hokkaido she smiled and said “see you later”, I thought it was a bit odd. As soon as I got in the ferry, … Continue reading Cycling Japan #11 : Hokkaido – difficult start ; Tomakomai – Niseko : 2495-2760 ; 265kms

Cycling Japan #10 Kanazawa to Niigata ; Rush for the ferry. 2095-2495 : 400kms

Day 1 Kanzawa- Takaoka -Toyama  :90kms.   I was really happy on that day.I wished most days would be like this one. First of all the weather was really nice compared to the previous day, I therefore decided to go back into the city centre to take time to appreciate the sights with nicer conditions. … Continue reading Cycling Japan #10 Kanazawa to Niigata ; Rush for the ferry. 2095-2495 : 400kms