Category Archives: Cycling

Journey to Sata – Act I

Miyakonojo – Kagoshima 52 miles It was a steady rise up into the Kirishima mountain range, away from Miyakonojo, where I would shortly cross into Kagoshima Prefecture. Gliding down toward Kagoshima Bay, which nuzzles itself in between the prefecture’s two … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Travel, Backpacking, Bicycle Touring, Cycle Touring, Cycling, Japan, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Puncture King of Miyazaki

Miyazaki – Miyakonojo 53 miles Regardless of the Japanese public’s diminishing attraction to Miyazaki, it’s most famed prize of past and present, is Aoshima to the city’s south. A small island measuring no more than 11 acres, it is surrounded … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Travel, Bicycle Touring, Cycle Touring, Cycling, Japan, Japan Travel, Travel, Travel Blog, Travel Writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Legend of Pokémon Yellow

Kamae Oaza Kusumotoura – Miyazaki 91 miles A couple of trucks arrived late and left their noisy engines running, whilst a parade of drunk girls stumbled about in the car park, screaming and shouting, seemingly in search of some trucker … Continue reading

Posted in Bicycle Touring, Cycle Touring, Cycling, Humour, Japan, Japan Travel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Mountains, Yakisoba and the Hangover

Beppu – Kamae Oaza Kusumotoura 81 miles It had rained during the night, the ground still wet, stripping the atmosphere of its humidity. A temporary affair however, as by lunchtime the climes had scaled back up into the 30’s and … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Travel, Bicycle Touring, Cycle Touring, Cycling, Humour, Japan, Japan Travel, Photography, Travel, Travel Writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bloody Hells of Beppu

 Shunan – Beppu 57 miles The early morning ferry across to Kyūshū was a bit of a bruiser: rustic, noisy and completely battered. Only myself and a small handful of other fellow humans would be risking passage to Oita Prefecture’s … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Travel, Bicycle Touring, Cycling, Japan, Japanese History, Photography, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meeting the Locals of Miyajima

Hiroshima – Shunan 74 miles Typhoon Halong, which I had been bracing myself for, never made it to Hiroshima, a front of heavy rain passed, but a brunt of the storm passing up through Kyūshū and Shikoku, wound up heading … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Travel, Bicycle Touring, Culture, Cycle Touring, Cycling, Japan, Japan Travel, Photography, Travel, Travel Writing, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Shimanami Kaidō

Matsuyama – Onomichi 72 Miles Matsuyama was a breath of fresh air, when compared to the other three capital cities of Shikoku. The largest of the island’s cities with over 500,000 inhabitants, it’s a city beautified with an abundance of … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Travel, Cycle Touring, Cycling, Japan, Japan Travel, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment