Kamikochi, Kyoto, Hiroshima

I’m already almost on the ferry from Osaka down to Kyushu. But before, I planned to cycle across the Japanese Alps. That didn’t work out as though. Matsumoto – Kamikochi – Matsumoto As written in the last blog entry, I’ve heard from other cyclists, that the tunnel to Kamikochi isn’t that fun. So I was a bit nervous about what would come. After leaving Matsumoto, I first drove across the valley. It was pretty easy except the traffic lights, which […]

Hot and windy: Tokyo – Fuji – Matsumoto

It worked out with visiting the fish market. However, we were not able to visit the auction because it was already sold out. All tickets (120 per day) were already gone at 6am… Nevertheless, it was interesting and we saw a lot even if not everything was very nice to see except if you also like to visit a slaughter house… My plan was originally to be back on the road at the same day. However, in the evening before, […]

Tokyo – Arriving in Japan

I’m already since a few days in Japan and made it also to Tokyo. So I already survived the first few miles on Japanese streets :-). However, I would like to see much more than just this huge city. I will therefor continue soon towards south and towards the mountains. The volcano Fuji-san will be on my way. But first I had to get here which was a little adventure for itself. Seattle – LA – Narita After arriving in […]