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, 9 July 2017

Shikoku - possible routes

Shimanami Bridge ⇒ 2 days, ~ 100 km

Shimanami Bridge onwards to Matsuyama ⇒ 1 day, 44 km

Tobishima Kaido ⇒ This is an alternative how to continue on from the Shimanami Kaido, back to Honshu

Matsuyama by train to Iyo Nakayama and then by bike on to Ozu and by train down to Uwa-cho and Uwajima ⇒ 1 day, 30 km (+ train)
  • Access:
    • Train from Matsuyama until Iyo Nakayama, 30 min
  • See Garmin SKO Iyo Nakayama - Ozu
    • Gradually descending from 200 m to 0 m
  • Attractions:
  • Accommodation
    • Ozu or directly on by train to Uwajima
  • Access
    • Train from Iyo Ozu to Uno Machi, 30 min
    • Train from Iyo Ozu to Uwajima, 45 min
    • Train from Uno Machi to Uwajima, 20 min

Shimanto Gawa ⇒ 2 days, 106 km
  • Access: Train to Iejigawa
    • Matsuyama - Iejigawa 3:20 h, 1 change of trains
    • Iyo Ozu - Iejigawa 2:45 h, 1 change of trains
    • Uwajima - Iejigawa 2 h, direct
  • See Garmin SKO Shimanto Gawa
    • Descending from 200 m to 0 m
    • Close to Nakamura there are also bits and pieces of cycle road
  • Attractions
    • Shimanto Gawa and its bridges
  • Accommodation
    • Along the river there are some Minshoku's 
  • Access: 
    • Nakamura - Matsuyama (5 - 5:30 h), multiple train changes
    • Nakamura - Sukumo (17 - 30 min) and then on with the ferry to Saiki in Kyushu

Awaji Island ⇒ 2 days, 120 km

Other attractions

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