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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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15 June 2010

Oshamambe to Lake Toya: Volcanoes and swans

 

Oshamambe to Lake Toya Distance: 46 miles Total Distance: 1662 miles Photo Album Today was another great day for us–lots of beautiful scenery, friendly people, and a nice campsite and bath at the end of the day! We started in Oshamambe, rode through the fog over a mountain pass to a small fishing village on […]

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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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