Stand pretty much anywhere in Nagoya with an elevated view and look northeast. You’ll see a small mountain range slowly being eaten away by a quarry.
Some days I don’t want to think at all, I just want to ride my bike through ancient Japanese villages or the English countryside, the next to be alone in India with an old film camera and a few rolls of film or waking up on a mountain with a full day of hiking and adventure ahead of me.
When you think of big Japanese cities I doubt that mountain biking comes to mind. But if you know where to look even in the major urban sprawls you’ll be able to find potential trails.
I won’t pretend to know what I’m talking about when writing about the Kumano Kodo (熊野古道) so I’ll keep this
I began to understand that if I wished to continue chasing adventure, then just repeating the same types of expedition
Hanging around a volcanic crater for light that didn’t happen.
First hike of the year. Shakagadake (釈迦ヶ岳) next to Mt. Gozaisho in Mie prefecture was challenging in places with a couple of almost vertical accents and loose rocks but well worth it.
Photo above – Tōro Station (塘路駅). Without doubt the coldest train station I’ve had to wait at for a train.