Six wheels through Japan - CycleBlaze

Six wheels through Japan

By Barry Bartlett
2,629 km (1,633 miles) over 88 days between Apr. 16, 2023 and Jul. 12, 2023
Raring to go! heart 26
The Logistics of Cycling in Japan heart 7
What’s the Plan? heart 5
…and why Japan? heart 11
Getting to the airport heart 16
Flying to Japan heart 19
What a difference a day makes heart 69
It’s Day 2 in Japan and All I Want is a New Front Tooth 🦷 heart 119
A Lazy Day and a visit to Osaka Castle heart 105
The trikes are almost ready heart 30
A Magical Saturday in Osaka 🚴🚴🏼‍♀️ heart 66
Osaka on a hot sunny day…back to the Castle heart 55
Organizing, exploring and great food heart 48
The Trikes are Ready! heart 27
Riding through Osaka to catch a ferry heart 44
We are on Kyushu With a Problem heart 43
Hanging Around Sakurajima heart 45
Golden Week heart 36
The legend of Steve Bauer is alive and well in Japan heart 43
Kagoshima to Hioki heart 17
Our best day ever…the South China Sea heart 30
Beaches, a Museum and a Japanese Inn heart 23
Heavy rain, a crash…we’ll retreat back to the Minshuku heart 39
We have a plan heart 21
Weather keeps us in Izumi heart 20
A monster climb and a blood sucking leech heart 72
Life is good…from Onsen to Onsen heart 30
Met fellow Canadians in a Ryokan heart 63
Kobayashi to Aya heart 70
A Restorative Stay in Aya and on to Miyazaki heart 75
Overnight ferry to Kobe heart 16
Hanging out in Kobe heart 62
Another day in Kobe heart 27
Kobe to Osaka by sidewalk heart 19
Back in Osaka on a “Motor Mission” heart 22
A bike route of Osaka’s highlights and hidden gems heart 50
Day 2 of our trike tour of Osaka heart 41
Shimano Bicycle Museum heart 54
Bikes, a bakery and animals at the Castle heart 70
A Special Recumbent Gathering heart 32
Waiting for new cycle computers to arrive heart 23
A nightmare ride to Kyoto heart 10
Staying in Arashiyama heart 89
Another day in Kyoto heart 33
Riding to Lake Biwa heart 34
The Lake Biwa Ichi Cycling Route heart 46
A Day of There and Back heart 56
A rain delay in Nagahama heart 7
Heading to the northern tip of Lake Biwa, a special day heart 76
Another great day of riding along Lake Biwa heart 22
Change of plan….heading north to Tsuruga heart 111
When it rains, it pours! heart 39
A Beautiful Ride: mountains, rice fields, tunnels and headwinds heart 83
Obama to Maizuru heart 55
Maizuru…waiting for a ferry heart 8
On the ferry to Hokkaido heart 18
Two days in Otaru heart 31
Otaru to Sapporo heart 26
A rainy day in Sapporo shopping for a tent heart 24
A Bike Dedicated Route out of Sapporo heart 20
Camping in our new tent heart 11
Up into the Mountains heart 38
A rest day at the lovely Yubari Forest Youth Hostel heart 22
Another day in paradise heart 64
Wild Hokkaido heart 58
Furano heart 26
Fields of Flowers…if you build it, they will come heart 95
On to Asahikawa heart 46
Enjoying Asahikawa heart 33
Asahikawa - riding to the zoo heart 74
Asahikawa to Fukiwaka heart 46
Camping and yet another Michi-no-Eki heart 30
Wild Camping at Nopporu Sports Park In Ebetsu heart 3
Sam’s Bikes in Sapporo heart 38
A few days in Sapporo heart 23
On the road again - we think heart 50
🎵 on the road again…. heart 74
On to Tomokamai heart 37
On the move in Tomokamai heart 57
Life on the ferry is good heart 61
Nagoya for a few days heart 9
Heading out towards Osaka heart 31
A better day, we hope heart 21
A spectacular day of riding heart 36
On to Osaka heart 25
Spending the remaining days in Osaka heart 47
Flying home heart 37