A focus on Japan

Exploring the lesser seen parts of Japan.

Motorcycling in Mie

Trust me to be the last to find Mie, the district that is. I often find myself drawn to something afar and overlook what is right in front of me and so I have been off riding the roads in Fukui and Nagano and left my first visit to Mie […]

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Adventures in Aichi

Or perhaps I can call this post adventures in GPS navigation in Japan. To the East of Nagoya lies Toyota City and the prefecture of Aichi. I was not expecting too much in the way of good riding roads however yet again it was excellent. Once you leave Nagoya there […]

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Nearly Nagano

I’ve been doing a few rides north from Nagoya towards Nagano. The high alps in Nagano are a bit too far for one day but there is still plenty of great roads to enjoy along the way. Getting out of Nagoya is still a challenge but I now know the […]

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Fantastic Fukui

Starting to know a few of the roads around Nagoya now but it would take years to explore them all. I set off to revisit route 157 in Gifu. I previously started down this road but turned back at what appeared to be road closed ahead type signage which I […]

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Trip to Toyama

It is rainy season here in Japan now but when the weather permits I am loading up the bike and heading out to explore. Most recently I went about as far north as possible in one day to Toyama district and enjoyed one of the best rides I have completed […]

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Coast to Coast

How often can you say you went from one side of the country to the other in a day. How about back again same day. Welcome to Japan. I did not set out to purposely to see two different oceans on the same day however leaving Nagoya bound west I […]

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Two wheels in Japan

I am back on two wheels in Japan. After I sold my Honda CB1100 I had no vehicle in Australia. I had long since sold my car having decided to never own another but I missed my bike almost immediately. Soon I began to think what I might buy in […]

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