Last week I decided to return to the area for another look around and to see what the autumn colours
Stress and difficulty can knock us down. Sitting at our computers, we are overwhelmed with information, with emails, with one thing after another. Should we just sit there and absorb it? Should we sit there with the sickness and let it fester? No. Should we get up and throw ourselves into some other project – […]
I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid. When I moved to Japan permanently way back in 2001 I
This is going out there as an outdoor adventure. Midnight, deep in Gifu, fire, samurai, tradition. Godo-cho, Gifu.
I was heading for the the Itoshiro valley again on the border between Gifu and Fukui prefectures (more here) to
Mt. Norikura (乗鞍) is considered a right of passage for many cyclists in Japan. It’s the highest road in the
Fukui prefecture (福井県) seems to be a fairly unexplored region of Japan for cyclists and as a region along the
Friday evening after work I hitched a ride with a friend and his wife to Gokayama (五箇山), a world heritage