Six Wheels Through Japan Part 2 - CycleBlaze

Six Wheels Through Japan Part 2

...exploring subtropical Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa

By Barry Bartlett & Mary Ellen Bartlett
2,277 km (1,414 miles) over 90 days between Oct. 19, 2023 and Jan. 16, 2024
We are heading back to Japan heart 8
Change of plan heart 5
We are off…a ferry, hotel & two planes heart 19
On to Japan..via a ferry, taxi, hotel and 2 planes heart 21
Osaka via Tokyo overnight, sort of… heart 21
Jet lagged and happy in Osaka heart 36
A ride around Osaka with a visit to our friend Yoshi at his Bike Shop heart 63
History museum and the castle heart 57
Farewell Osaka…on to Shikoku heart 46
First day on Shikoku heart 55
Embarking on a world class cycle route - Shimamani Kaido heart 63
Another day riding the Shimanami Kaido and Camping heart 95
Onomichi heart 52
Shimanami Kaido, Onomichi to Imabari in a day heart 57
A bonus day in Imabari heart 67
Fight a bug on the hottest day heart 114
No blue lines on the road today…a rough ride to ShikokuChuo heart 66
The best laid plans…. heart 12
Hills and Rain through Beautiful Scenery heart 98
What a difference a day makes ğŸŽ¶ heart 44
Heading to the coast…Ebisu Bay heart 69
Awakening to the sounds of the sea heart 87
Shishikui - a lovely house by the sea for a few nights heart 43
Pilgrims and Surfers- a Spectacular Ride on the South Coast heart 142
Muroto to Kochi - a long day of riding heart 118
Kochi…amazing Castle - we need another night heart 86
Kochi to Logos Seaside..Camping Wild heart 60
Camping wild to Minshuku Fukiya heart 98
Minshuku Fukiya to Ryokan Mima heart 108
Riding the Shimanto River ~ Japan’s longest uncontrolled river heart 67
A Cold, Fiercely Windy Day heart 59
Riding to Yawatahama…..ferry to Beppu heart 66
A few days in Beppu heart 112
Staying in Hell heart 72
Exploring Hell and Beyond heart 75
Heading west across Kyushu heart 45
From a Fabulous Campsite to a Grotty Inn heart 86
Riding to Mt. Aso and beyond… heart 76
Exploring Mt. Aso heart 33
Exploring Kumamoto heart 8
A Day Exploring Kumamoto Castle heart 21
Heading in the direction of Nagasaki heart 44
From a Love Hotel to Nagasaki heart 38
The Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum heart 4
Nagasaki to Obama heart 15
Obama to Amakusa Islands heart 29
A spectacular ride on Shimoshima Island heart 54
Another day of superb riding on the Amakusa Islands heart 50
To Izumi via the Island of Nagashima, small but mighty heart 54
Izumi…a second day heart 30
to Satsumasendai, Super Hotel, not so super after all heart 22
Kagoshima..a return visit from our first trip to Japan heart 33
Rediscovering Kagoshima before heading south via ferry to Okinawa heart 29
Ferry Full…2 more days in Kagoshima😺 heart 35
Haircuts and a Ferry to Okinawa heart 13
26 hours on the Marix ferry to Okinawa heart 20
Naha, Okinawa heart 8
Heavy winds, cold weather in Okinawa heart 33
Winds continue but we press on…Japan Naval Underground Bunker Museum heart 19
A few days on the coast at Glory Island Okinawa heart 22
Heading north along the coast heart 20
EM Wellness Lifestyle Resort - a wonderful retreat heart 12
Another day of R&R at EM Wellness heart 6
Beautiful coastal ride with a headwind 55 km+ heart 31
Spectacular coastal riding on the west coast of Okinawa heart 24
Christmas in Japan heart 21
Another day in paradise heart 29
Heading out to a small island for a few days heart 20
Island stay heart 8
Exploring Kouri Island heart 32
New Years in Nago heart 58
New Year’s Day 2024…a day to remember heart 13
A nice way to begin 2024 heart 16
A day’s ride shortened by heavy rain heart 18
From B+B Tandem to the Harbor Hotel heart 20
A spectacular ride from coast to coast heart 33
Hanging out in Ginowan heart 3
A sushi spa day heart 10
A visit to a castle on “Coming of Age Day” heart 21
An Okinawan Wellness Resort for 3 days heart 18
Heading Back to city life in Naha heart 17
A scouting trip to Naha Airport heart 6
A ride to Makeman to stock up on trike packing supplies heart 9
The last few days in Naha heart 21
Heading home…taxis, planes, ferry and a truck heart 16
Reflections on a year with 6 months in Japan heart 4