Wednesday 25th September 2019, Tokyo. A wonderful, very busy day. Japanese cookery course, shopping, getting a box for the bike to fly back, starting to pack it and then a Kabuki play.
Tuesday 24th September 2019, Tokyo. Morning in the Ryokan followed by having a caricature drawn of me competing the 18,000 miles at Osaka castle.
Monday 23rd September 2019, Tokyo. Have now transferred to a Ryokan with communal (single sex) baths.
Sunday 22nd September 2019, Tokyo. Christine has now flown back to England. Betsy and I spent a delightful day with Taeko and Tom and his lovely wife. Taeko and Tom’s father stayed with my parents in Bristol many years ago when they were learning English.
Saturday 21st September 2019, Tokyo.
Friday 20th September, Kyoto. I was made aware yesterday that the oldest person to have officially cycled 18,000 miles round the world is aged 56. Dermot Higgins, an Irishman I believe. A youngster a whole 8 years younger than me. (Thanks for the information Paul Llewelyn Franklin). Unfortunately I won’t be able to claim the … More Kyoto: Day 4
Thursday 19th September 2019, Kyoto. A day trip to Hiroshima on the bullet train.
Wednesday 18th September, Kyoto.
Tuesday 17th September 2019, Kyoto. Back to Kyoto but this time by train.
Monday 16th September 2019, Tokyo. A quiet day with Betsy arriving and getting over jet lag.