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Despite being 3:45 am, Will's sleepy eyes snapped to attention when he saw the MWR bus. Dai, our driver, enthusiastically waved hello. They'd become buddies on our last tour. I wearily installed the car seat and wondered if I was crazy attempting this long day with Will by myself. However, I heard Nikko was a "must-see" especially with the autumn foliage. "Never say kekko (magnificent) until you see Nicco," our tour guide told us as we began the four hour journey. Luckily Will fell ...
... are riders comfortable with, do participants want some cultural aspects to the tour or is it all about the riding: Please send me your comments and/or suggestions. I should add further that a waiver will need to be signed. (Those of us in "Clipped In" will be familiar with this requirement.)
So that's it. Another successful Japan bike tour with wonderful memories. I hope you've enjoyed reading about it as much as I have enjoyed riding and writing about it. Sayonara!
... Japanese tradition of presentable packaging/wrapping.
I've contacted Rob again, the Canadian in Tochigi (about 20 km away) who moved here from Toronto with his Japanese wife and kids to hook up for a ride tomorrow. We've got our fingers crossed that the weather will be dry.
Already, I'm missing the riding in Iiyama when you start in the countryside right outside the door of the inn. Here in Ashikaga, on ...
... of stuffing, wrapped in sea weed that is a snack staple in Japan. The innkeeper said, "please wait" and disappeared into the kitchen. Five minutes later, she came out with a little plastic container containing two onigiri, some cherry tomatoes and an apple slice, all nicely presented with some wrapping paper around the container. This was greatly appreciated and enjoyed on the road later in the morning.
I set off and climbed a small rise behind the inn and looked back ...
... setting and countless perfect food items. This is a must do for anyone near Tokyo. I think there are places where you can order the chanko nabe (stew) on its own but the degustation menu is divine. We slowly waddled on home and started packing as we were heading to Saitama tomorrow. I honestly think that today was my favourite day in Japan in all three trips! Truly so thankful to have the opportunity to travel to this beautiful ...
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