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
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
Bike Packing Japan hasn’t had a chance to ride the iconic Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道) route yet but Bradley from First Over Everything has and he made a video this time last year. As it’s one of the most popular rides in Japan for foreign tourists it’s well worth taking the time out to watch. As I haven’t ridden it yet I’m not in a position to offer advice on where to stay etc but as it’s so popular logistic shouldn’t be a problem.
Just a quick note to say that I’ve added an interactive map with direct links to the stories and routes on the website. You can find it here. Just click on a point and it should reveal a link to the story. Thanks to Simon Wile for the suggestion.