A Journey of 1000 Li

Archive for the ‘Sightseeing’ Category

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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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; Sightseeing.

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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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21 May 2010

Zen Temples and Boiled Tofu: Sightseeing in Kyoto

 

Kyoto Photo Album We’ve had a wonderful couple of days being regular tourists here in Kyoto–we saw quite a few temples and shrines, tried some new food, and made a few new friends. Our bodies feel a little more rested now, and we’re looking forward to getting back on the road and out of the […]

Posted by Kelly under: bicyle touring; Shrines; Sightseeing.

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