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... my third tour and even more convinced that Japan compares to France, Italy and other countries that one usually thinks of as a terrific place for a cycling tour. However, Japan as a cycling destination comes with caveats. Weather can be a variable for any cycling destination but Japan is subject to monsoons in June and typhoons in September. The recent one that affected me was unusually late for typhoon season (perhaps due to El Nino?) Plus, the summers are uncomfortably hot ...
It was a drizzly day when I got up this morning so I waited for the drizzle to ease up and went for a short ride. I stopped at the site of Japan's oldest university, the Ashikaga School, which was founded in the 1400's. I toured the grounds for about 30 minutes before continuing on my way. I barely got out of the city into the countryside when the drizzle started up again so I decided to turn back.
On the way, I ...
... continued riding through a couple of villages along a river and then onto the Joetsu plain which was full of rice fields. I had tempura soba for lunch at a traditional style building that lined the road to the town that I had planned to ride through. After lunch, it was time to start the climb back. It started off well enough as I spun my way up the initial switchbacks. However, I slowed considerably during some steep sections which I figured out were about 11% grade for almost ...
... br> self explanatory..3:30pm - 9pm Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays..
Oh well, there's always next time!
With many many photos taken and our fill with the magnificent wisteria fragrance we travel back to Tokyo on the Express Shrinkensen train.. travel time cut in half but cost doubled!
Final verdict? ... A must do day out for all that visit Tokyo in Fuji Season!
... at Karuizawa outlet. It was first "Discovered" and promoted as a mountain resort by Western residents of Japan. you can also indulge in some of the many leisure activities available, such as bowling, golf and cycling around town (own expenses). Overnight at Ski ...