Cycle the island of Hachijojima south of Tokyo for an amazing experience off the beaten path.
August 28, 2018
West of the road were a series of lakes, ponds, marshes and wetlands between you and the sea. To the east was the Iwaki River, farm villages and the southern end of the Tsugaru Mountains, the northernmost mountains of the Ou chain.
May 27, 2017
Once you arrive you have to travel up the longest escalator I’ve seen in Japan to get to the base. There are also stairs but I wouldn’t advise it. Especially if you’ve just cycled up with a three-year-old.
August 31, 2016
In Japan, etiquette is the main imperative, people slurp their noodles really loud, buying souvenirs for everyone is of extreme importance and being shy, not expressive, is the main behaviour. It is certainly a different culture that fascinates many people outside the country. So what can we learn by studying Japanese mannerisms?
August 17, 2016
Japan has a transportation network that extends from the heights of its famed Shinkansen bullet trains down to bicycles. While the cost of traveling long distances can appear expensive at first, thrifty travelers can find a variety of discounts to make trips more affordable. Be sure to explore your options thoroughly to find what's best for your budget.
July 27, 2016
In Furano, bike riding is a fantastic way to explore and has a good value at 200 yen per hour. Because Furano has rich and delicious food at many attractions, bike riding is also a good way to sample local delights without adding to your waistline. In Japan, helmets are not compulsory for adults so if you prefer to wear one, bring it along.
May 9, 2016
The Muko river in Hyogo prefecture finds its source all the way up in Himeji city. It falls from a mountain named Mt Shirakami in the Tamba highland range and travels all the way into Osaka bay and splits the cities of Itami and Takarazuka, doing the same to Nishinomiya and Amagasaki, along the way.
February 2, 2016
Cycling is very common in Japan especially when transport is very expensive. For example in Tokyo, a 10-minute train ride on the Toei Subway line (a private line) can cost up to 280 yen. Therefore, many Tokyoites prefer to walk or cycle than to take public transport.
December 22, 2015
As the breezes get colder and the days get shorter, please don't be one of the millions of people annoying your friends with this statement. Yes, Autumn is upon us, and the time for outdoor activities is dwindling. But it's not gone yet, and in Kansai, it's beautiful, brilliant, breezy, and justbetter.
December 21, 2015
When I am tired of the mundane routine activities and hectic days during the week, I take a break during weekends - the best time for natural tourism.
April 20, 2015
Okayama is the prefecture nestled a little further west of Osaka and Kyoto and is often called the 'land of sunshine' due to its good weather. This cycling route allows you to stop off at temples, shrines and offers amazing sakura cherry blossom viewing opportunities.
April 10, 2015
Japan may be one of the best and safest places to bike in the world, and a lot of bikers already know it. Travelling along any main highway in Japan you`re bound to come across lots of bikers on weekend rides or even on long-haul, length-of-country journeys.
April 1, 2015