After Hokkaido, we had just a month to pedal the length of Japan’s main island of Honshu. Our visas were due to expire and we had a ferry to catch to Korea.
Pounding out 2,000 kilometers in 30 days wouldn’t normally be a massive challenge. Except in Japan. Sure, the GPS had eased our navigation challenges, but Japan’s labyrinth of roads still caused a few headaches. Add to that the endless hills (and one massive mountain) and you’ll get an idea way progress was so slow.. And those rain showers that greeted us on arrival back in June? They’ve stuck with us all summer long.
There was little time for lingering. Something told us the Japanese would be far less lenient than the Sudanese when it comes to visa overstays.
Thankfully we made it to the ferry with two days to spare and are now getting our first taste of Korea (we like it, in spite of the rain!).
With all rushing around last month seems like a bit of a blur. Here are some of the highlights in an easily digestible photographic form: