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Ginkonyu Yakumo Hokkaido

Ginkonyu – Yakumo, Hokkaido

Ginkonyu, literally translated as 25th Wedding Anniversary Hot Springs, was an ideal location to take my wife’s parents for their wedding anniversary, even if it was their 40th,…

Day Eleven – Innot Hot Springs and Atherton

Very fresh (cold) this morning! Can’t quite predict what the temperatures are going to be like… We joined the Germans for a breakfast and a hot drink then…

Winter Season in Hirafu, Niseko

The journey was over.  We had a few short days to move in to our beautiful (and some might say romantic) log cabin before we were to start…

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Day 72: Yufuin (Oita) – Hagi (Yamaguchi) 236km

Another chilly night in the van that required us to wear a little more clothes to bed than we were used to. It didn’t feel that long ago…

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Day 71: Takachiho (Miyazaki) – Yufuin (Oita) 148km

We survived the night in the freezing van.  The cold was not something we’d expected (nor prepared for). We arrived late last night at Takachiho, and were too…

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Day 59: Chijiwa (Nagasaki) – Uki (Kumamoto) 110km

There was a lot that we wanted to do today, so we tried to not waste much time. We went straight to the Unzen onsen area and had…

dogo onsen

Day 49: Iyo (Ehime) – Saijo (Ehime) 65km

  Today we went and explored Matsuyama City, which I’ve wanted to do for a while, as it was where I was originally going to be sent to…

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Day 24: Nozawa Onsen (Nagano) – Okuhida (Gifu) 185km

Yet another semi-clear morning, with blue skies and high clouds (and high temperatures). We spent longer than normal deciding where to go today, but eventually we decided to…

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Day 23: Uonuma (Niigata) – Nozawa (Nagano) 108km

The cool weather from yesterday had disappeared this morning, waking up hot for the first time in a few days.  The weather forecast predicts that this heat wave…

Day 14: Hotokegaura – Noheji 170km

There was still thunder/lightning/rain when we woke up, which was slightly disheartening, but by the time we’d packed up, and gotten ready to leave it had mostly cleared…