A Journey of 1000 Li

Archive for June, 2010

23 June 2010

Kamifurano to Asahidake: a LONG way up the mountain

 

Kamifurano to Asahidake Distance: 37 miles Total Distance: 1928 miles We woke up after a nice night’s sleep in Kamifurano to find a gentle rain coming down–damp, but nowhere near as bad as we had experienced in Honshu. Although rain was in the forecast for the next day or so, we decided to continue on […]

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22 June 2010

Yubari to Kamifurano: Into the wilderness

 

Yubari to Kamifurano Distance: 75 miles Total Distance: 1891 miles We woke up early the next morning, tired after being woken up frequently during the night by drag racing in the deserted parking lot. With a decent day of riding planned, we had hoped to be more rested, but at least the campsite was free! […]

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21 June 2010

Sapporo to Yubari: Deer and perfect melons

 

Sapporo to Yubari Distance: 42 miles Total Distance: 1816 miles Photo Album After a couple of days of being very lazy in Sapporo, Vicky and I felt refreshed and ready to get back on our bikes! We have a lot to look forward to in the next week as we make our way north to […]

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

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20 June 2010

Sapporo (still!): Gardens and books

 

Sapporo Distance: 0 miles Total Distance: 1773 miles Photo Album Vicky and I had another great day in Sapporo, resting up a little more and then walking around the Odori Park area. We spent the late morning touring the botanic gardens (very nice, but more focused on scientific labeling than aesthetics), and then had ramen […]

Posted by Kelly under: Sightseeing.

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19 June 2010

Sapporo: Beer, botanic gardens, baths, and beer

 

Sapporo Distance: 0 miles Total Distance: 1773 miles Photo Album Vicky and I had a great time in Sapporo today, although I have to admit that we didn’t do a whole lot of sightseeing…we spent a lot of time relaxing at our hostel, reading, doing laundry, and chatting with a few other travelers. Eventually, we […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; Sightseeing.

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18 June 2010

Lake Shikotsu to Sapporo: Back to the city

 

Lake Shikotsu to Sapporo Distance: 31 miles Total Distance: 1773 miles Photo Album Lots of climbing to start the day, and then a nice cruise down into the heart of Sapporo! We’re staying at a great hostel here (Ino’s Place) for three nights (two full rest days!) before heading up to Daisetsu-zan and Asahikawa. We […]

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

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17 June 2010

Noboribetsu onsen to Lake Shikotsu: Two amazing rides along the water

 

Noboribetsu onsen to Lake Shikotsu Distance: 50 miles Total Distance: 1742 miles Photo Album We took our time getting out of our nice hotel in Noboribetsu Onsen, but finally managed to get on the road after enjoying many cups of tea from the fancy tea set provided in our room. A short steep descent took […]

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16 June 2010

Lake Toya to Noboribetsu Onsen: A long climb in the rain

 

Lake Toya to Noboribetsu Onsen Distance: 29 miles Total Distance: 1692 miles Photo Album After a nice evening at Lake Toya, we headed on for a tough climb over Orofure Pass and the onsen town of Noboribetsu. We woke to a slight rain in Lake Toya which grew worse as the day went on. By […]

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

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