Cycling the Norikura Skyline in Japan

The Norikura skyline is Japan’s highest road peaking at 2702m, it’s also a beautiful cycle. Unfortunately due to it’s altitude the road is not open all year round. As far as I can make out, according to the above sign, it’s open for bicycles from July to September from 6:00 to 18:00 and in October…

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Takayama to Mount Fuji: up in the clouds

As I arrived into Takayama the rain thankfully stopped, so while I was still very wet I wasn’t, at least, getting wetter. Given the afternoon was already old I headed straight for the couch surfing host I was staying with’s place. Passing the headquarters of some strange new religion on the way. Simona, the host,…