Sunday 15th September 2019, Tokyo. To a service at St Albans church in the morning and then being shown around Tokyo and a lovely meal at the home of Keith and Shoko.
Saturday 14th September 2019, Tokyo. A day walking up Mount Takao. A pity the weather wasn’t better as the views from the top would have been so much better.
Friday 13th September 2019, Tokyo. Visiting the Samurai shop. Unfortunately couldn’t manage to fit a full outfit or even a sword in my luggage. An Emett type clock.
Thursday 12th September 2019, Tokyo.
Wednesday 11th September 2019, Tokyo.
Tuesday 10th September 2019, Tokyo. Looking around the Tokyo National Museum which was fascinating. Not just Japanese history but Asian including China and Korea.
Monday 9th September 2019, Tokyo. Typhoon Faxai impacted Tokyo leaving nearly a million people without power. As it went over us in the small hours of the morning and I listened to the wind and the rain I thought, I don’t need to worry about this and what the weather’s like in the morning, I’ve … More Tokyo: Day 2
Sunday 8th September, Tokyo! Arrived THE END! That’s it, cycling over after 17 months and over 18,000 miles. A never to be forgotten (and never to be repeated) adventure. Such a wonderful experience in so many ways. Both I and the bike have made it. Neither of which was a foregone conclusion a month ago. … More Tokyo
Saturday 7th September 2019, Atsugi. A much better day physically then yesterday. A rather longer distance and about the same climb. Could have managed a lot further today. Could I have managed a further 800m of climb? Don’t know but I’d have had a go at it. Was yesterday the cumulative effect of 17 months … More Atsugi
Friday 6th September 2019, Gotemba. Mount Fuji 1 Robert 0 Today for the first time on this ride I had to admit defeat by not arriving at my destination by bike. Perhaps it was a bit optimistic aiming to ride half way up Mount Fuji. But I have previously covered longer distance with greater climbs. … More Gotemba