Before we start a disclaimer is necessary. I’m not a professional reviewer (as you’ll probably soon realize from this review),
Old friend Alex – an English, Japanese, French, and German speaker – has finally opened a guest house in Urugi,
As you are probably well aware Japan is a very mountainous country. It is also very wet, especially in the
Fukui prefecture (福井県) seems to be a fairly unexplored region of Japan for cyclists and as a region along the
I did a short trip from Agematsu (上松) on the Nakasendo (中山道) to Mt. Ontake (御嶽山) recently, catching the late
Bike Packing Japan hasn’t had a chance to ride the iconic Shimanami Kaido (しまなみ海道) route yet but Bradley from First Over Everything has and he made a video this time last year. As it’s one of the most popular rides in Japan for foreign tourists it’s well worth taking the time out to watch. As I haven’t ridden it yet I’m not in a position to offer advice on where to stay etc but as it’s so popular logistic shouldn’t be a problem.