A Journey of 1000 Li

Archive for May, 2010

31 May 2010

Sunny skies, hot springs, and a surprise proposal!

 

Photo album This day in the quaint, quiet ski village and hot spring mecca called Nozawaonsen will undoubtedly remain at the very top of my list of favorite days for the remainder of the trip. We woke up to the smell of breakfast cooking in the kitchen downstairs and the friendly bark of the beagle […]

Posted by Vicky under: Baths and Onsen; bicyle touring; On the road; vicky.

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30 May 2010

Obuse to Nozawaonsen: The Day We Met Santa

 

Obuse to Nozawaonsen Distance: 22 miles Total Distance: 1010 miles Photo Album This was one of our most interesting and memorable days so far, but not for the usual reasons. We woke up around 7 and met downstairs in the hostel in Obuse, about the same time as the hostel owner was serving breakfast to […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road; Sightseeing.

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29 May 2010

Nou to Obuse: A reward for a tough day’s climb

 

Nou to Obuse Distance: 55 miles Total Distance: 988 miles Photo Album We woke up early in the campground in Nou, with rain still coming down softly on our tent. It wasn’t raining too hard though, so we didn’t have a tough time packing things up and getting out on the road. We had an […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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28 May 2010

Namerikawa to Nou: Beautiful coastline and a great bike path!

 

Namerikawa to Nou Distance: 52 miles Total Distance: 933 miles Photo Album This was one of our favorite days of riding so far! We got started a little late, but really enjoyed it once we began riding. We had nice big breakfast (including the largest Danish I’ve ever seen, probably not meant for just two […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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27 May 2010

Inami to Namerikawa: Time for a hot bath!

 

Inami to Namerikawa Distance: 39 miles Total Distance: 880 miles Photo Album After yet another night of sleeping in the rain, we were set on a hot bath and dry beds tonight. We woke up determined to have a short day of riding and stay in a hotel for once! We had a secondary motive […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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26 May 2010

Shoukawa to Inami: Beautiful scenery and some tiny villages

 

Shoukawa to Inami Distance: 58 miles Total Distance: 841 miles Photo Album Blue sky today for the first time in quite a while! It’s amazing how a simple thing like that can make everything seem easier. We were planning on seeing the World Heritage villages of Shirakawago today, after which we wanted to descend down […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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25 May 2010

Mino to Shoukawa: Clean and (mostly) dry!

 

Mino to Shoukawa Distance: 50 miles Total Distance: 783 miles Photo Album We had a very tough day of riding today, with lots of climbing and an incredible amount of rain at the end of the day. However, our new jackets kept us much drier, and we rode through some very beautiful scenery–up a river […]

Posted by Kelly under: Baths and Onsen; bicyle touring; japan cycling route; On the road.

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24 May 2010

Gifu to Mino: Armored for the weather

 

Gifu to Mino Distance: 25 miles Total Distance: 733 miles Photo Album The day started off with a couple of major decisions. First, we realized that we would not be able to do the Norikura -> Takayama -> Matsumoto -> Nagano section of our trip because of road closures and bad weather. Second, we had […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; Bicyle touring equipment; japan cycling route; On the road.

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