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Returning to the sun's origin: Nihon


A couple months in Japan

4,077 km (2,533 miles) recorded so far over 86 days from June 20, 2010 to September 13, 2010

Topic: Bicycle Touring  
Categories: Tour diaries, Road bikes, 3-6 months
Locale: Asia, Japan
Year: 2010
Keywords: off the beaten track, remote, CouchSurfing

Permalink: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/6301

Copyright © 2010-2014 By J.D. Gibbard - (contact)

Status: Unfinished, not updated for 242 days
Last update: Sunday March 2, 2014 23:01 (US/Pacific) (edited Sun 2 Mar 2014 23:37 (US/Pacific))
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Table of Contents

Waffling about When: So many considerations but I am definitely probably going in summer 2010
Plan B it is
A general outline of the trip and last minute stuff
到着!: And we're off!  June20th/21st
東京へ上っていきます: Heading into Toukyou
清澄庭園と江戸東京博物館 - To Kiyosumi Garden and the Edo-Toukyou Museum: Tooling around Toukyou
しょうぶ狩り: Iris hunting
荒川CRと川越 - Arakawa Cycling Road and Kawagoe: My first 100K day this trip
あちこちしている - Here and there
ヤビツ峠を登ろう - The Yabitsu Pass hillclimb: I think I can. I think I can.
Forced rest day: Things didn't go according to plan
鎌倉と江ノ島: We're off to see the Buddha! - Bike, train, bike, train, bike.
もう一度あちこち: Here and there again
体操!: A gymnastics fix
北海道へ: Heading for Hokkaidou (but not there yet)
到着!: Made it!
もう少し、もう少し、もう少し。: You thought you were finished for today? Hah! Keep going. Keep going.
やっぱり雨だ。: In the end, I'm soaked.
頂上までできるぞ!: Crazy gal off a bike
ちょっと乗り過ぎた。: A little hitchhiking and too much riding
自転車、電車、自転車、浜: Bike (and train) to the beach
ガマンしなっかた。: A sucky weather day
具合はちょっと: The 8hr hike turns into 4+2 hours
利尻へ行こう: Rushing to Rishiri (not)
もう一回回りましょう!: Around the other way then a dash to the dolphin
最北へ行こう!: To infinity and beyond! (Well, to the farthest north point in Japan and not beyond.)
もう一回上川へ: Retracing my steps by a different mode: Wakkanai to Kamikawa
サロマ湖へ: Following the convict road to Saroma-ko
監獄だ!: I'm in prison!
知床世界遺産: Off to Shiretoko
知床世界遺産: Shiretoko World Natural Heritage Site
天気が辛かって不満な日だった: The worst weather day of my trip - Abashiri to Teshikaga
晴れ後雨: A sunny day that ended with getting soaked. Teshikaga to Obihiro
祭り狩り: Obihiro to Muroran festival
やった!日当りだ!: Muroran to Touya-ko in SUNSHINE!
海岸いっぱい: A coastal day from Touya-ko to Oonuma
今まで最も激しい雨: Soggiest day yet: Oonuma to Hakodate
さようなら北海道: Leaving Hokkaidou
大仏、大雨。: Aomori ambling. Big Buddha, big rain. Amazing kindness.
青森県のあちこち: Tsugaru to Hirosaki
東京へ上ります: Back to Toukyou and environs
千葉のあちこち: Around and about Chiba-ken
秋田: Akita City and Prefecture
五能と岩木山: Go north on the Gonou Line and climb (no walkies) on Iwaki-san
十和田と奥入瀬: Towada-ko and Oirase
種差海岸: Oirase to Tanesashi Coast
暑いですよね! 三陸海岸: Frying my brain on the Sanriku Coastline
田沢湖周り: A 'rest' day: Train and Tazawa-ko
田舎、寺、渓谷: Countryside, temples and gorge
仙台周り: Around Sendai awaiting the typhoon
松島!ああ、松島!: Matsushima. One of the Top Three Views
ちょう田舎!: Lots of countryside on the way to Fukushima
登る、登る、登る: Climbing, climbing, climbing
磐梯山: Yet more climbing on Bandai-san
やっぱり! 修理中: Alas, construction curtains
会津野の休憩: Rest day in Aizuno
東北から関東へ: On to the next Mapple
佐渡へ行こう!: Over to Sado
静かな佐渡島: Sado serenity
アースセレブレション: Earth Celebration
Oh! Gee! Ya! I'm on the way to Ojiya.
また山だ: Into the mountains again.
ただいま!: Back 'home' to Maebashi
なつかしい!!: A nostalgic trip around the old neighbourhood
思い直す: Thinking over the trip


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