Cycling Diary: April Rail and Cycling Tour Day 1 to Sakurajima, Kagoshima This is our cycling diary for a day in April to Sakurajima in Kagoshima. Sakurajima is easily accessible for cyclists from Kagoshima via a pleasant ferry ride with a good view of the active volcanic mountain of Sakurajima.
In April 2017, we used 7-day standard Japan Rail Pass to do a rail and cycling tour of Japan. We did a day trip on the Day 1 to Kagoshima then 5-day trip covering Shimanami Kaido, Mt Fuji and Noto Peninsula, with the last day travelling to Osaka to catch our flight from Kansai Airport. This […]
Breakfast in preparation for a long day in the saddle. Departing from Tonomi (Hofu, Yamaguchi) 山口県防府市富海 we took the coastal road west to intersect with the 58 on the outskirts of 防府 Hofu. The views over the inland sea towards Kyushu were stunning and I knew we had chosen a good day for a long […]
This road utilizes abandoned Yabakei railway tracks by the mountain side. There are attractive sights nearby such as Yabakei Gorge, a rock tunnel from Edo period and old iron bridges and abandoned platforms. The gradient is not steep and the natural scenery is very attractive, especially in Autumn with red maple leaves, hence the name.
Lake Biwa Yoshibue Road 26.2km Omihachiman to Higashiomi, Shiga (Honshu Kansai region) びわ湖よし笛ロード（滋賀県近江八幡市～東近江市) This cycling road is located within the Lake Nishinoko area northeast of Kyoto, from Omihachiman 近江八幡 to Azuchi 安土, Japan's largest waterfront area. It is regarded as one of the eight most beautiful spots of Lake Biwa 琵琶湖 and as "a […]
The Nishiseto 西瀬戸 Expressway, commonly known as the Setouchi Shimanami Kaido 瀬戸内しまなみ海道 Expressway, links Onomichi 尾道, Hiroshima Prefecture 広島県, with Imabari 今治, Ehime Prefecture 愛媛県. It is a 60 kilometer-long highway that links the islands of the Seto Inland Sea with nine individual bridges. There are two other land connections between Shikoku and Honshu, but […]
There are numerous cycling roads in Japan. Whether you are a casual cyclist or a serious racer, there is always a perfect route for you. But you do not know where to start? Here is top 10 cycling roads in Japan voted by Japanese cycling enthusiasts and professionals.
Tsunoshima 角島 Bridge is relatively new (opened in 2000) and connects between Yamaguchi Prefecture’s 山口県 Shimonoseki city 下関市 and the Tsunoshima Island. The view of the slender bridge structure over the sea sparkling in emerald green is impressive and it was ranked 3rd in the world in the best seller “Places to go before you […]
The Kampu Ferry Company sails daily between Shimonoseki (下関)on the western tip of the main island of Honshu, and the South Korean ferry port of Busan (釜山). Kampu ferry ships are conventional ferries with cabins, sailing overnight and departing daily at 18:00 arriving 08:30 next morning. The journey takes approximately 14 hours.
2016 October Hofu - Nagato Yumoto - Senzaki - Hagi