Category Archives: Cycling

My 30 Day Challenge Comes To An End……After 69 Days!

Like many, I put on a fair bit of weight during the “soft” lockdown period of April and May (known as State of Emergency in Japan) so once work resumed on June 1st it was time to get back into … Continue reading

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Foxed In The Head: Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards – #2 Toshima

#2. Toshima Cycling may be something that I love to do but I’m not really one who goes for a ride without some kind of aim whether it be to a restaurant, a sight or just my workplace. With that … Continue reading

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Discovering Some Local Delights During Tokyo’s “Soft” Lockdown

Japan’s “soft” lockdown began in early April and was more commonly referred to as a State of Emergency. It continued till the end of May and I was off from work for most of that time. Although it may have been … Continue reading

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Foxed In The Head: Cycling To All Inari Shrines In Tokyo’s 23 Wards – #1 Itabashi

#1. Itabashi Cycling may be something that I love to do but I’m not really one who goes for a ride without some kind of aim whether it be to a restaurant, a sight or just my workplace. With that … Continue reading

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3 Hour Return Journey On My New Bicycle To Find The Mystery Drink Dispensing Vending Machine!

Meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time can be a memorable occasion and the journey there can be a nervy one for many. When it happened to me eight years ago though, my mind was perhaps over-consumed by the … Continue reading

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The Lion, The Bridge & The Watergate – A Cycle Ride Up Into Saitama Prefecture

“What the hell was that?!” were my thoughts as the my train speeded its way up into Saitama last year as I went to watch Urawa Reds Ladies play a home game one Sunday. There was a giant statue of … Continue reading

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Doing The Star Wars Tokyo Metro Stamp Rally In One Day……By Bicycle!

  When I went to the Star Wars Identities interactive exhibition on it’s opening day in August I picked up a booklet in the station for a stamp rally. I didn’t even look at it for a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Cycling In Izu #3 – A Giant Kannon Structure In The Mountains & A Religious Cult Building

My bicycle was taken on this trip to Izu with the idea in mind of doing some rides on future weekends but I was quite keen to get this particular one out of the way in the knowledge that I’d … Continue reading

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Cycling In Izu #2 – Route 135 Sights In Ito City

A few days after I’d done the ‘Cycling In Izu #1‘ ride and I was itching to get out on my bike again. This post is all about what can be found along a particular stretch of Route 135, the main … Continue reading

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Cycling In Izu #1 – The Stunning Jogasaki Coast Plus Teddy Bear & Cat Museums

Having made such an effort to get my bicycle to my parents-in-law’s house via local trains I was keen to get out on it at some point. The weather forecast for almost every day of the holiday in August was … Continue reading

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