Cycling the length of Japan

Andor and Patrick will try to cycle the length of Japan. Andor flies via Tokyo to Fukuoka and Patrick is flying via Seoul with his bike to Fukuoka. Fukuoka was chosen because it is an international ai...
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Fukuoka - Saga 80 km

It is a rainy day. We start looking in Fukuoka for a rack for Andor's bike. Although i offered him to cycle with his luggage the length of Japan i am glad he wanted to carry his own luggage. Extra bur...
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Saga - Obama 109 km

The rain is gone, the sun is shining ! Because of the rain and the rack yesterday we are a little behind schedule and want to make it to kuzake before sunset so we can go dolphin whatching. Everything...
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Aso - Yawatahama 218 km

Under a bright sun and with a very kind lady of the house saying goodbye we moved on to Beppu and to take the ferry to Yawatahama. The owner search the web for the timetable of the ferry and we had pl...
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Yawatahama - Imabari 116 km

The ferry arrived late last night. It was choosing between an early in the morning ferry or a late night and because Andor likes to sleep a little bit longer i decided to take the late night ferry in ...
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Imabari - Kurashiki 157 km

An amazing bikepath from Imabari to Onomichi. About 70 km cycling over amazing bridges and roads without or with few cars passing. The cyclist is king on this 70 km.
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Kakogawa - Otsu 141 km

It was a tough day. It has been raining all day. Instead of taking small mountain roads Patrick decided to go via the sea and via Osaka to Lake Biwa. Finding our road with 3 GPS devices 2 smartphones ...
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Otsu - Tsuruga 90 km

After a split i always have a unhappy feeling. I completely understand Andors reason to quit because cycling the length of Japan is not always possible with roads that turn around the church. And i am...
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Tsuruga - Kanazawa 137 km

In the morning i got myself a membercard for the Tokyo-Inn hotels. You can not find them on booking.com and with 260 hotels all over Japan it is definitely worth knowing where one can sleep. Not the c...
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Jigokudane - Niigata 178 km

The chase of Cherry blossom has started. I need to move as fast as possible to Hokkaido to see the blossom of the cherry three. The last challenge for the cycle2capesoya trip. I started early because ...
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Niigata - Sakata 171 km

After half a day following the coast, because nobody could tell me if route 7 was allowed for bikes, i met a few Japanese cyclists telling me that route 7 is perfect for cycling and he even offered ...
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Sakata - Odata 220 km

It was going to be a long day because i wanted to trap Sakura when it was best viewed. And for Hakodate that should be 02 May if you can believe internet off course. It was a flat journey with some tu...
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Odata - Hakodate 207 km

I started early ( before breakfast ) leaving Dithor sleeping. The main goal was to be in Aomorie before the afternoon ferry so i could see the cherry blossoms today. It was only 100 km cycling but the...
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Hakodate - Otoschibe 81 km

First aim in the morning is to go looking for Sakura. One of the four goals i wanted to achieve this cycling holiday. So i went to the park and climbed mount Hakodate almost completely without really ...
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Otoshibe - Rusutsu 126 km

I left Otoshibe early and only the fish from my breakfast appealed to me. I don't know why but the japanese breakfast is not exactly what i want in the morning and what my body needs to climb mountain...
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Rusutsu - Saporro 75 (95) km

The owners from the Ohiswana house sent me on my way to Saporro with lots of compliments and a breakfast. I made an appointment in a bikeshop for a box i need later next week to return to Belgium. Aft...
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Saporro - Haboro 190 km

Today it is a quiet flat road bringing me to the west coast of Hokkaido. Although the day started well with a little tailwind and sunshine it ended with bad weather, rain and cold again. In Rumoi i w...
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Haboro - Wakkanai 132 km

It is not the cycling that starts boring at the end of a trip,but the weather conditions that make cycling difficult. When i looked at the windmap in Hakodate the wind should be in favor until tonig...
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Wakkanai - Cape Soya 32 km

The end is near. The wind God did not change his mind and gave me for the last 30 km headwind with speeds up to 40 km/hr but i had not the intention to give up before i could see the monument at the n...
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Because everything went well while cycling: no flats, no meds no technical issues i had a few days left before i could go back to Belgium. So after having seen wonderful things like the dolphins in t...
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