Tag: Central Japan
Festival: Gujo Matsuri
The big brother/sister to the Shirotori Festival is the Gujo Hachiman festival just a few kilometres south in central Gifu.
Tōkaidō – Walking in Kuwana
These little day trips are proving to be just the ticket. A dip into history, a new corner of Japan, and exercise to boot. Being fairly central, I get to choose.
Hiking: Minami Komagatake
A 3 a.m. start thinking I’d be the only one on the trail. But you are never alone in Japan, even in the middle of the night on a mountain. Frustrating, yes, but reassuring too.
Hiking: Mt. Kasagi
Photo above – A brief glimpse of the Mt. Shiomi area in the Minami Alps. As I mentioned in a previous post the trails are set to reopen soon and that means longer hiking on more mountains. To get ready I went on a short solo hike up Mt. Kasagi (笠置山) in Ena, Gifu prefecture…
Photography: Camera Gear for Hikes and Bicycle Rides
13th October, 2021I’ve since updated my camera to a Panasonic LUMIX S5. You can read about it here. I previously wrote about the camera gear I use when bike packing here but since the outdoor activities I do in Japan have changed over the last couple of years I thought it might be a good…
Cycling & Hiking: Oshika – Sampukutoge・大鹿 – 三伏峠
I’ve been wanting to combine cycling with hiking for a while now and decided that this weekend was going to be the time to actually try it out. This is the hike up to Sanpukutoge (三伏峠) on the Nagano/Shizuoka border in the Minami Alps. On a clear day Mt.Fuji is clearly visible so it would…
Photography: One Road, Ten Photos
One road, ten photos. That was the impromptu task I gave myself as I crossed the Shonai River and headed up the short, steep and hidden climb to Joukoji Park, a quiet, partially gravel road that I’ve ridden up countless times over the years. I don’t know where the idea came from or how valid…
Common Questions & Answers
I’ve added a basic questions and answers post to address common questions that cyclists coming to Japan may have. You can find it here. If you have any more questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment over on the page, likewise if there’s something I’ve missed.