Japan Day 36-37: Riding Shirakawa to Takayama and Rest Day

The weather wasn't looking great in the morning, lots of grey clouds and a fair amount of humidity, like it wanted to rain at any moment. My weather forecast said that the rain wouldn't start until the afternoon, so there was enough time to make it to Takayama without getting soaked. After getting up a … Continue reading Japan Day 36-37: Riding Shirakawa to Takayama and Rest Day

Japan Day 34-35: Riding Hirugano to Shirakawa and Rest Day

Today's ride was surprisingly easy, it was mostly downhill with a few tunnels along the way and hardly any traffic. I just rode along Route 156, which took my along Miboro Dam, part of a hydroelectric plant, however after it was built it flooded some villages and shrines. Two giant cherry trees were taken from … Continue reading Japan Day 34-35: Riding Hirugano to Shirakawa and Rest Day