This blog is about travelling through Japan on a foldable bicycle (Brompton) but also by train, ferry, plane, bus or any other transport, if sea, weather, mountains or the like come between me and my desire to ride.
I have tried to summarise information that could be potentially helpful also for other bicycle travellers through Japan, such as list of bicycle roads, helpful web pages etc. Once I start my ride, I will upload the actual routes taken, together with some pictures and description.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

A weekend out on Miura peninsula

This weekend I got up early on Saturday morning, folded up my bike and hopped on the train on to Enoshima. Then I set out from Enoshima through Kamakura (paying a visit on the road to Hase dera) and on to Miura peninsula (三浦半島). I stopped for the night close to Kurihama and then set of the next day on the other side of Miura peninsula, through Zushi back to Enoshima. And ended the ride in one of my preferred onsen in Kozashibuya.

Day 1 - Enoshima to Kurihama 江ノ島から久里浜へ

Sunny weather along the Pacific from Enoshima to Kamakura.


The first touristic stop of the day, Hase dera in Kamakura. Already a bit late in the year for perfect red maple leaves, but some were still very scenic.



One of my bicycle books had suggested the old Kamakura road, however that was really more for hiking... or in my case for painstakingly carring the bike through the muddy lane in the woods. I didn't even make a photo of it, so you can check it out here. 

On the top of the hill I was however repaid for my efforts by the visit to this shrine:





Then onwards through Yokosuka out on Miura peninsula.

Day 2 - Kurihama back to Enoshima

I had reserved a business hotel a bit outside of Kurihama, on a hill. Which gave me the opportunity to start Day 2 in descend through this nice valley ...



... down to the Pacific and it's beaches, which at this time of the year were used for drying Daikon


Close to Zushi then this temple with the view over the sea on to the Fuji, which is probably about 60 - 70 km away from there, but still nicely visible. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised looking at the fact that I can even see Fuji on clear days from my office window in downtown Tokyo.




Here the same Fuji from the even farther away office:





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