Tag Archives: Onomichi

July 03


Seems that Mann’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood isn’t alone in immortalising the footprints of famous people. The tiny tourist town of Onomichi in Hiroshima Prefecture has also taken up the trend, placing the footprints of notable vistors throughout the city. These are from directors of well-known art galleries in Tokyo and Kanagawa.

June 18

A bridge (and a saddle) too far

Starting the day lugging your bike about in a bag isn’t fun. Even less fun after the Japan Rail Shikoku staff the previous night had given me grief about my saddle sticking out of my bike bag – as per the bike bag instructions. In order to take your bike on a train in Japan, […]

June 10

Shimanami Kaido Part I – Friends with Bikes

All 1500 of them to be precise.  Less than 30 minutes into our ride along the Shimanami Kaido, a ride that promised the quiet serenity of rural seaside Japan, a pack of serious Lycra-clad riders whooshed past by us like we’d been a bunch of grannies struggling to bike up a hill.  Slightly bemused, but […]