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30 June 2010

Wakkanai, Day 1: Learning the Japanese Mail System

 

We had almost a full week to spare before we had to catch our flight from Sapporo to Tokyo, and we certainly didn’t want to spend it all in Wakkanai. At the same time, we had quite a few logistics to figure out, as we needed to decide what to do with our bicycles and […]

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29 June 2010

Hamatonbetsu to Wakkanai: We did it!

 

Hamatonbetsu to Wakkanai Distance: 60 miles Total Distance: 2167 miles Well, we finally made it! After almost 2,000 miles of riding, we reached the northernmost point of Japan at Cape Soya! The whole day was filled with so many of things that we have loved about traveling in Japan: beautiful scenery, nice roads, and lots […]

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

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28 June 2010

Lost in transition

 

Hi everyone, Sorry for the late / infrequent updates over the past couple of weeks. Vicky and I are having a wonderful time as our trip winds down, but we still haven’t had many opportunities to update the blog. After almost 2200 miles of riding, we finally made it to Cape Soya (the northernmost point […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring.

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28 June 2010

Sakkuru to Hamatonbetsu: north along a beautiful coast

 

Sakkuru to Hamatonbetsu Distance: 56 miles Total Distance: 2117 miles Another day spent avoiding mosquitoes! We woke up early from the hot sun beating down on our tent and packed up pretty quickly, spurred on by a cloud of mosquitoes that swarmed as soon as we stepped outside. We had a quick breakfast inside the […]

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

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27 June 2010

Horokanai to Sakkuru: Another day, another onsen!

 

Horokanai to Sakkuru Distance: 56 miles Total Distance: 2061 miles We woke up early the next morning, slightly nervous about our exposed campsite behind the road station bathroom, and very groggy from a restless night’s sleep. Despite the early hour, the mosquitoes were already active and attacked as soon as we emerged from the tent. […]

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

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26 June 2010

Asahikawa to Horokanai: Mosquitoes (and soba)!

 

Asahikawa to Horokanai Distance: 36 miles Total Distance: 2005 miles After a long all-you-can-eat breakfast at the hotel (rice, nori, miso soup, hard-boiled eggs, toast, and green tea) in Asahikawa, we checked out just before the deadline and rode out of the city along one of the main thoroughfares. We had a couple of stops […]

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

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25 June 2010

Asahidake to Asahikawa: Sake, sushi, and sashimi

 

Asahidake to Asahikawa Distance: 39 miles Total Distance: 1968 miles We woke up to a beautiful morning with clear blue skies, and despite the cool weather we were packed up and ready to go at a decent hour (spurred on in part by a small leak that had sprung in the bottom of our tent–it […]

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

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24 June 2010

Asahidake: Hiking in the snow

 

Asahidake Distance: 0 miles Total Distance: 1928 miles We woke early the next morning to the sound of rain pouring down outside the tent; in the hopes that it would ease off soon, we rolled over and went back to sleep. ┬áIt showed no signs of letting up though, so eventually we dressed and ate […]

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

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