I’ve been wanting to combine cycling with hiking for a while now and decided that this weekend was going to
Old friend Alex – an English, Japanese, French, and German speaker – has finally opened a guest house in Urugi,
Hiking – The benefits of shinrinyoku (森林浴) have been known for a long time now and there is no doubt that
One of the frustrations of riding a mountain bike in Japan is the lack of long distance trails. For so
Mt. Norikura (乗鞍) is considered a right of passage for many cyclists in Japan. It’s the highest road in Japan and only bicycles, taxis, and official buses are allowed up.
Friday evening after work I hitched a ride with a friend and his wife to Gokayama (五箇山), a world heritage
I did a short bike packing trip from Agematsu (上松) to Mt. Ontake (御嶽山) recently, catching the late afternoon train from
Urugi – Fujimi Panorama – Shiojiri At the end of July and beginning of August I had a few days
One of the benefits of living in central Japan is that most places are within a reasonable distance in relation
Mizunami – Tatsuno – the Akiba Highway Sometimes rides don’t go according to plan. This trip was certainly one of them.