A Journey of 1000 Li

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14 June 2010

Onuma Koen to Oshamambe: Ramen and impressionism

 

Onuma Koen to Oshamabe Distance: 58 miles Total Distance: 1616 miles Photo Album We had been riding steadily up the eastern coast from Mori to Oshamambe, and still had quite a few miles to go when we decided to stop for a hot lunch. In Japan, this almost always means noodles–udon, soba, or ramen. We […]

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13 June 2010

Hakodate to Onuma Koen: Islands in the mist

 

Hakodate to Onuma Koen Distance: 26 miles Total Distance: 1558 miles Photo Album We planned a short day of riding today, since we wanted to camp at a “quasi-national” park about 30 miles north of Hakodate. I had visited this park a couple of times when I lived here, and I thought Vicky would enjoy […]

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12 June 2010

Hakodate: Lots of sightseeing (and food!)

 

Hakodate Distance: 7 miles Total Distance: 1532 miles Photo Album Vicky and I had an amazing day today in Hakodate–lots of sightseeing and plenty fun meals! Looking back through the pictures, we can’t believe we fit so much into just one day I’m going to let the pictures tell the story, because Vicky captured the […]

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

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11 June 2010

Hiranai to Hakodate: Natsukashii!

 

Aomori to Hakodate Distance: 30 miles Total Distance: 1526 miles Photo Album Although we slept well at our camp in Hiranai, we had to wake up early since we did not know the exact ferry schedule from Aomori to Hakodate and we wanted to give ourselves as much time as possible to figure things out […]

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

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10 June 2010

Ninohe to Hiranai: Our last night in Honshu

 

Ninohe to Hiranai Distance: 68 miles Total Distance: 1496 miles Photo Album We woke up very early in the park at Ninohe, and quickly packed up our camp–the sun comes up early here, and that generally means a lot of senior citizens doing exercises around our tent when we camp in a park. After getting […]

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9 June 2010

Morioka to Ninohe: Camping in castle ruins

 

Morioka to Ninohe Distance: 58 miles Total Distance: 1428 miles Photo Album Although it was very hot and we didn’t have a tailwind to help us along today, the scenery was much nicer and we had an interesting campsite at the end of the day. We woke early at the campsite in Morioka, packed up […]

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8 June 2010

Ichinoseki to Morioka: A long day through the valley

 

Ichinoseki to Morioka Distance: 57 miles Total Distance: 1370 total Photo Album Today was a long, mostly unremarkable day of riding (we are trying to make it up to Aomori as soon as possible), but it ended up very nicely with some new friends and a great dinner. While in Ichinoseki, we had decided that […]

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7 June 2010

Ichinoseki and Hiraizumi: A day of pleasant surprises

 

Ichinoseki and Hiraizumi (Rest day!) Distance: 0 miles Total Distance: 1312 miles Photo Album With a full rest day today, we slept in and enjoyed a leisurely breakfast in our hotel room. We finally wandered outside mid-morning and went to the station for our first experience with the Japanese train system–with all this time on […]

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