Tohoku Ride

Iron Chef

Junior Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2015
Location
Tokyo
Bikes
FJR1300
It's rainy season in Japan but a week of fine-ish days appeared so I went for a ride north.

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Day one I revisit the Venus line in Nagano, always a fantastic ride.

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Day two the Tsumagoi Panorama line in Nagano and backroad exploring into Niigata prefecture.

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Day three the route I want to ride is still closed with snow but route 252 is open and excellent riding as always.

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Day four I push the miles out a bit and visit some thermal areas in Akita then ride the fabulous Hatchimantai mountain.

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Day five is all about the forest roads of Iwate that are almost zero cars (and zero services) and total riding joy.

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The good weather is coming to an end but still manage to get some more nice riding on day 6.

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Day 7 that rain season pause ended but been a great week of riding.

Hope I might get back to Thailand by end of 2021 but yep with how the world is at present not making any plans.
In meantime been doing a fair bit of riding in Japan, about to hit 100,000 on my FJR here which is not too shabby.
Regards
 

Ah Boon

Member
Joined
Jun 18, 2013
Location
Thailand, Malaysia, New Zealand
Bikes
Current: 2007 Kawasaki ER5, 2014 Kawasaki EX300
Fantastic! Never having been in Japan, one is under the impression that there would be a lot more traffic. But beautiful countryside and apparently great roads.
Well done with the 100,000 km on the FJR. Not too shabby indeed.
Thanks for shareing.
 
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