I did a short trip from Agematsu (上松) on the Nakasendo (中山道) to Mt. Ontake (御嶽山) recently, catching the late
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.
Back in 2002 I cycled from Tokushima (徳島) in Shikoku (四国) to Nagoya (名古屋) over two days on my now
Happy New Year. For BikePackingJapan.com last year was simply an experiment to see if this blog concept had any life
I’ve added a basic questions and answers post to address common questions that cyclists coming to Japan may have. You can find it here. If you have any more questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment over on the page, likewise if there’s something I’ve missed.
With winter approaching and the higher mountains seeing the first snowfall of the season late autumn to early spring is