Just a quick note to say that I’ve added an interactive map with direct links to the stories and routes on the website. You can find it here. Just click on a point and it should reveal a link to the story. Thanks to Simon Wile for the suggestion.
Back in 2002 I cycled from Tokushima (徳島) in Shikoku (四国) to Nagoya (名古屋) over two days on my now
Around Lake Biwa to Kyoto Cycling to Kyoto via Lake Biwa (琵琶湖) is a popular option among cyclists in Japan