I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid. When I moved to Japan permanently way back in 2001 I
This is going out there as an outdoor adventure. Midnight, deep in Gifu, fire, samurai, tradition. Godo-cho, Gifu.
I was heading for the the Itoshiro valley again on the border between Gifu and Fukui prefectures (more here) to
This summer Outdoor Adventure Japan (me) will be partnering with my long time friend and experienced Japan tour guide, Justin
Mt. Norikura (乗鞍) is considered a right of passage for many cyclists in Japan. It’s the highest road in the
Fukui prefecture (福井県) seems to be a fairly unexplored region of Japan for cyclists and as a region along the
Friday evening after work I hitched a ride with a friend and his wife to Gokayama (五箇山), a world heritage
Route 19 which runs through the Kiso Valley (木曽谷) from Matsumoto (松本) straight down to Nagoya (名古屋) is a horrible