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I'm going to bike tour Japan! (Kyushu)

Old 05-24-19, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by dgodave View Post
I did it!
And it was awesome.
Beautiful country.
Friendly people.
Challenging language.
Difficult hilly rides.
Looks like a great ride - what were your favorite parts in addition to Kunisaki? Sorry to hijack your thread with my recommendations but I guess folks will find it via Kyushu search to get some ideas...
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Originally Posted by riceowls View Post
Looks like a great ride - what were your favorite parts in addition to Kunisaki? Sorry to hijack your thread with my recommendations but I guess folks will find it via Kyushu search to get some ideas...
I really liked the "epic" quiet backroad routes I rode. Some of these involved difficult climbing. Like route 8 between Taketa and Takachiho. Very pretty with interesting man made features at intervals. And I even saw a Tanuki on the tiny little road into the mountains paralleling route 72 on the way to Sakurajima. Another hard climb.



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I just wanted to say congratulations, that looks amazing.

I'm heading for Shikoku in October of this year (got an amazing deal on airfares considering the timing). Your post makes me realise I need to plan another trip to do Kyushu one day.
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Originally Posted by Chris L View Post
I just wanted to say congratulations, that looks amazing.

I'm heading for Shikoku in October of this year (got an amazing deal on airfares considering the timing). Your post makes me realise I need to plan another trip to do Kyushu one day.
Thanks. It really was amazing.

Shikoku was actually my first choice of destinations, but for various logistic reasons Kyushu worked better. I hope you post about your tour. I'd like to return to Japan to ride Shikoku someday.
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