Monthly Archives: December 2019

Bicycle touring Oita Prefecture: Usuki and the bamboo lantern festival (Takeyoi)

November is apparently bamboo lantern festival season in Oita with Usuki the first weekend, Hita the second weekend, and Taketa the third weekend.  During my planning for this Kyushu tour, my original route was too long, and one of the … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring Oita Prefecture, the north: Hita, Nakatsu, Usa, Beppu

A continuous surprise during our tour in Japan was just how good the riding is.  I went to South Korea expecting great riding and found great food.  I went to Japan expecting great food and found great riding. The start … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring Fukuoka Prefecture

Japan! On the ferry from Busan to Fukuoka Ferda and I met a young Japanese woman who was returning to her country after two years on the road.  One of the things that she missed most was nato.  Indeed it is … Continue reading

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Bicycle touring South Korea: Sangju to Busan

Wow, three weeks cycling in South Korea went by really quickly.  I’ll try to give a bit of the best and worst that we found during this short visit. It’s easy for me to succinctly summarize the highlights: the food … Continue reading

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