The big plan for 2015……..Japan End-to-End

The big ride this year will be the End-to-End of Japan: Cape Sata (in the south) to Cape Soya (in the north). The GoogleMap below is for illustration only, and the journey will be roughly 3000 kms, in the spring and, if timed correctly, I should follow the flowering of the cherry blossom as I move north with the spring. That is the grand plan!

But a BIG REQUEST…….. do you have any contacts in Japan who might be happy to meet me, even offer me a bed for a night? In exchange, perhaps, for an English lesson or merely the opportunity of chatting in English. I could even throw in a ride on my bike…….. 🙂

Let me know. I will be eternally grateful.


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Posted on January 7, 2015, in End-to-End of Japan 3000kms and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 17 Comments.

  1. That looks so exciting! If the cherry blossoms are anything like the pictures I have seen, the scenery will be amazing. (And chances are they look even more stunning in person.)

  2. Wow Frank!! That’s awesome! What an adventure you will have 🙂 I have been lucky over the past 2 years to visit Hong Kong a couple times and Shanghai several times on business and enjoyed both very much. So exciting to experience another culture…I bet you will have a ball!! Cheers,
    Leslie – changed my blog name BTW in case you are confused 🙂

  3. By the way, I do have contacts in Shanghai & Taiwan, but none in Japan, sorry!

  4. innocent_bikestander

    I’ll put on my thinking cap, Frank 🙂

  5. I have a ‘contact’ through Deviant Art and Facebook and I’ve put a link for him to this post. His wife is Japanese and they often go there. Nothing may come of it, but it’s all I can think of for now.

    Bob Bending

  6. Sounds exciting Frank. I am looking forward to your posts along the way. I used to employ a young Japanese women several years back with family scattered about the island. Some are cyclists I understand. I will ask her if they might be interested in putting up an English cyclist.

  7. Hi Frank,

    Visited Japan last year for a 3 week holiday (not cycling). Stayed at three places :- Tokyo, Kyoto, & Hiroshima. Stayed sometimes with Japanese people in their homes via the Airbnb website. Prices are cheaper than hotels etc , and it`s more interesting. If you are staying in any of these places let me know and I will let you know where we stayed. Have used Airbnb in different countries and find it a good method of accommodation.

  8. Frank…I met a Korean kid on the Camino last year, who said he’d cycled Japan and that it was the best ever. Let me dig and I’ll see what I come up with.

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