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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

Cycling Japan #9 : North Hyogo to Kanazawa ; 1635-2095 ; 460kms

  Day 1: Relaxing around Toyooka :60km Suffering from my 2 previous days, I decided to take some time and camp on the beach near Toyooka. Thankfully it was the weekend so my friend Natsumi (who I met in Imabari) made the trip again to see me. The campsite near Toyooka was only about 25kms … Continue reading Cycling Japan #9 : North Hyogo to Kanazawa ; 1635-2095 ; 460kms