In April,Japan transforms into a wonderland of pink.Sakura Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom everywhere.Let’s ride to enjoy the cherry blossoms in full bloom by motorcycles.Start from Tokyo to Odawara city first.Over 300 cherry blossom trees flourish around Odawara castle. White castle and pink Cherry blossoms are so fantastic.Then go to Hakone area.You can see the beautiful Sakura Cherry Blossoms Tunnel on the Hakone Turnpike road.Head to Kawaguchiko area, you may take a nice photo with Mt.Fuji and Sakura Cherry blossoms with your bike.One day tour is available from Tokyo.
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Tono is a warm heart town in Tohoku, Northern Japan.
They have a Japanese tradition from a long time ago.
Winter in Tono is special
Here is calm and a fantastic Japanese winter wonderland spread out.
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Kofu is located in a large natural basin surrounded by mountains on four sides with Mt. Fuji in the south.
Kofu is famous for the birthplace and center of Japanese wine production.
It is said to be first-rate in terms of both production volume and taste.
There are some good inns to enjoy the traditional Japanese cuisine and Japanese wine.
It’s about 1 hour ride from Tokyo. Including a nice Onsen and mountain view, it would be a wonderful ride.
Tono is a rural town in the hills of central Iwate Prefecture in Tohoku region.
Here is best known as a repository of Japanese folklore due to its legends of spirits, animals and supernatural creatures.
Zashiki-warashi:It is said that they live in old houses and sometimes take the form of a child with bobbed hair.It is believed that families became wealthy, Zashiki-warashi lived in their homes.
Kappa : About the size of a child, they have a shell on their back, a dish on their head, webbed hands and feet, and a sharp, beak-like mouth.
live in Japan’s numerous rivers and streams, were created as warnings to keep children from drowning. And a pond behind Jogen-ji Temple”Kappa-Buchi” is said to be the place be able to meet them.
Tono is a mountain village with mysterious atmosphere. Its rustic landscapes,traditional farming culture,traditional,thatched roofed farmhouses.Time rolls by slowly and peacefully here.
Today we head to the Hoheikyo dam, riding through the superb view route “Jozankei lake Line”.This route is very comfortable with no traffic lights or traffic jam.The fantastic landscapes continues, forest green mountains, dark blue lakes and colorful foliage leaves.
About one hour riding, we reach at the Hoheikyo Dam .It’s surrounded by forest and high mountains.it’s a must see! The views of the autumn leaves are spectacular.Hoheikyo Dam was voted as one of the top 100 waterside forests and is also one of the top 100 lake dams.And Hokkaido’s leading spot for autumn leaves.
I have enjoyed the early autumn leaves in Hokkaido. The magnificent natural landscape, delicious local meals and comfortable and homelike hotels and Ryokan Inns with Onsen.Especially meeting and riding with my friend in Hokkaido was fantastic. This inspection trip has finished successfully. We look forward to seeing you and riding with you in Hokkaido next year!!
Day 4 in Hokkaido
Lake Shiokotsu to Otaru
Today I started early in the morning.It’s so nice to ride along the lake Shikotsuko.
I headed to Yoichi Town to join the Nikka whisky factory tour .Yoichi is called “Japanese Scotland”. Nikka Whisky was build in 1934, Yoichi was the ideal place for Masataka Taketsuru’s whisky-making. He is the founder of Nikka and father of Japanese whisky. After the tour, I bought a lot of limited whiskeys at the shop by participating.
Then I rode along the Shakotan peninsula. It faces the Sea of Japan and has an amazing view with its unique color Shakotan blue.
Shakotan is also famous for the fresh raw seafood. I took Sushi lunch there.
From Iwanai town ,I headed to the Shinsen-numa Swamp by Niseko panorama line. It’s so nice to ride among the forest.Shinsen-numa Swamp is one of the best fall foliage in Hokkaido. The blue sky and the colored leaves reflected in the swamp was beautiful.
Day3 in Hokkaido
Asahikawa to lake Shikoku
Today I run with friend in Asahikawa. Riding through the local road.
Stopped at the “Sandantaki”-three tiered waterfall,one of the most beautiful spots for autumn leaves in Ashibetsu.
We took special lunch at Naganuma town. It’s called “Red donburi”, the big shrimp on top of a rice bowl. It tasted very nice.
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