Here are some more pictures from our Honshu coast to coast trip that we made at the start of the month. You can read our quick report here, and our Crazy Guy on a Bike journal for the trip here. These pictures cover the second half of our trip. If you haven’t already, you should check out part one as well.
The shadowy outline of Mt Zao in the early morning
Dave on the Yamabiko Suspension Bridge
Resting by an oilseed field in the foothills of Mt Zao
The Nametsu Otaki falls
The flowers of the mizubasho bloom only during late April and early May: we’d come at exactly the right time for them.
The three-tiered pagoda at Takahata dates back to the Muromachi era.
The manager of the ryokan gave us a gift. Doburoku is homebrew style sake, with a soupy texture and a sweet taste.
Leaving our stealth camping location
We left the bikes against this pile of wood at the harbour, and climbed up to look at the sea
The Sea of Japan, our final destination
Celebrating reaching the Sea of Japan
Bikes are permitted on most Japanese trains, but they must be packed into a bag
Part two of two. You can see part one here.