We spent almost two month in Japan. Plenty of time to cosily cycle the approx. 2,500 km from Tokyo to the westernmost bigger island of Kyushu.
Continue reading Japan in Retrospect
Both, Jela and I, have said goodbye to Japan now. Three days after Jela hopped on the plane home, I am heading for South Korea by ferry now.
Continue reading Goodbye J&J
Kyushu is the southernmost island of those five big islands that mainly form Japan. It is also the last island we push our bikes across in Japan since Jela is going to fly back home from here soon and I’ll take the ferry to South Korea. Still, when we arrived, we had plenty of time left. Quite fortunate, because Kyushu is definitely worth it.
Continue reading Rain and Steam
In Hiroshima we were ready for another day of rest. Just in time, because it was a gray rainy day we were glad to sit it out. Although it is supposed to be rainy season, so far we’ve been fortunate and only had very little rain on the road.
Continue reading A-Bomb and Mad Animals
The places we chose to stay for the nights since we left Kyoto were of huge variety. It ranged from a big hotel room with all comfort once to camping under a bridge. But step by step. Continue reading Overnight Stays
On our way from Tokyo to Kyoto, we were cycling for two weeks almost incessantly. Not every day exhaustively, but without resting neither. Continue reading Tokyo to Kyoto
Japan is not Asia – at least not Asia we have experienced so far.
Leaving Southeast Asia for Japan came with a multitude of minor and major reliefs or momentarily welcome changes. It already began with entering the country: a nice border official issued us a free 90-days tourist visa within less than a minute!
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