Monthly Archives: June 2016

Easily accessible by Japan Rail train from Sapporo, this 350km Shiretoko loop tour of Hokkaido’s eastern reaches is world-class. World Heritage Site level, in fact. Enjoy the wide open coastal route from Abashiri to the Shiretoko Peninsula (World Heritage Site), before the grunt over the pass. Return via Lake Kussharo. […]

Shiretoko Cycle Touring (Hokkaido, Japan)

Cool oak groves. Quiet roads. Quirky farmlets and friendly horses. And Hokkaido’s second oldest natural hot springs to top it all off. This 40km round trip from Chitose Station southwest into Abira Town is a delightful day ride that takes in some great sights in the region. Rent a bike […]

Horses and Forgotten Valley Ride (Chitose City, Japan)

Aomori Prefecture. The name Aomori (青森) means ‘green forest’. Situated at the northern-most tip of Japan’s largest island of Honshu, it is well off the beaten track. But it lives up to its name. Vast swaths of untouched forest, teeming with wildlife. Lakes, ocean coast, and wild rivers. It is […]

Aomori Prefecture Cycle Touring (Japan) – A 7-day Loop