Category Archives: Japan Biking

Buildings – Barbecue – Cranes – Zen – Onsen

A splendid Japan trip brought the Dierick family to Kyushu for 3 days. First they visited Fukuoka for a rewarding architecture tour, see the picture report here. They hopped on the brand new shinkansen to Izumi for a delightful farm … Continue reading

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Cranes and Kyoto Prize

Lorie & Doug visited Japan to attend the Presentation Ceremony of the 2011 Kyoto Prize awarded to Lorie’s father Dr. John Werner Cahn. As avid birdwatchers, they also ventured out to Izumi to admire the thousands of cranes that winter … Continue reading

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Road secrets

Newsbit from Jennifer: “We’ve found some great ice cream and Japanese pizza places that you might want to include on your tours. We’ll include that information in our full report :)” Can’t wait…

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News from Jennifer & Machiel

Hi Thomas! We are on Shikoku – Shimanto city. Did you know the city halls have libraries with free internet use? We did find the Dutch guy. Unfortunately he was an older fellow and not very sociable. I think he … Continue reading

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Braving tsuyu

Tsuyu rainy season started early this year. And as if this wasn’t enough, an out-of-season taifun struck our Kyushu shores. In the middle of it all, Jennifer & Machiel headed out on their epic 4 week journey to Kyoto. Our … Continue reading

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Amakusa Recon

Two flats (well, actually only one, being badly repaired at first) and a time trial to the ferry in Kuranomoto. Oompf, JIT. Meet up with George, our man in Ushibuka. Some serious drafting derny style behind his Cub to highlights … Continue reading

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Windows to Japan

During Golden Week, Avi & Wendy from Windows to Japan visited Izumi, kids & mother-in-law in tow. WtJ is a Kyoto based high end travel agency. The Lugasi’s enjoyed a wonderful farm stay at Utoku’s. Once Sheizaf, Yehonathan & Michiko … Continue reading

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Cherry Blossom Tour canceled

Due to the earthquake and aftermath this April’s Cherry Blossom Tour got canceled. Which is a true pity, because the cherry blossom timing is excellent and the weather fantastic. Hope to see you next year !

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Kyushu Onsen Recon

From Monday to Friday, Yuko & I went on a road trip to prospect our new Kyushu Onsen Tour. And it must be said, we once again discovered some true gems along the way: marvellous Jigoku Onsen in the shade … Continue reading

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Off to Belgium to see some snow !

For the coming month, our base of operations will be in Belgium. No worry, they might not have a government but they do have internet there.

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