Japan Autumn tour half 3


Warren

I’ve been using round Kyushu, southern Japan and having fun with some excellent tremendous days. As we speak I proceed on the roads much less travelled in Miyazaki prefecture.

The mountainous inside of Miyazaki prefecture has only a few rural villages and feels very distant.

Regardless that I checked on-line I couldn’t verify what roads have been open. I quickly arrived at first highway closure of the day however the detour above to the valley gave me some magnificent views.

As soon as again down within the valley the using was excellent.

Rejoining my route I come to a different closure. Heavy rains a pair weeks prior hit the realm laborious. Nonetheless my detour let me uncover a pleasant newly upgraded highway which was a enjoyable journey.

I rejoin my route for third time and are available to one more highway closure. This time there isn’t any controls and I journey across the barricade because it’s a large detour if I can not proceed. A land slip throughout among the highway however already sufficient has been cleared for bikes to get by means of.

It’s great mountain climb. You may see the attractive valley I rode up from.

While the mountain highway is great using I detour off on some lesser high quality roads however with grand views.

I’m not stunned one in all these again roads additionally has injury however fortuitously there may be an alternate path to simple detour round.

Exiting the mountain I’m in a part of the Takachiho gorge and searching for a nearly unknown view level. I’ve no roads exhibiting in my GPS and using by way of pure guess work.

I’ve to do just a few u activates very slim roads earlier than I discover the correct path. The FJR feels huge in that state of affairs however nonetheless I can arrive at my aim.

What was initially a brief route has by now blown out so once I attain one more highway closure it’s time to name it a day and go to my resort, the issues missed will function in one other tour.

I’m staying two nights in Nobeoka and have the choice to go to a small island or discover some extra of Takachiho Gorge. It’s a pleasant day and I select the later.

View from a bridge on route 218 which takes you alongside the gorge that from right here grows ever deeper however visitors makes it harmful to cease and take pictures like this.

On the western finish of the gorge space is the Kunimigaoka view platform. Peaceable place with few guests.

As we speak’s lunch spot. There’s a staggering quantity of locations to see with nice using in Japan. I positive have been fortunate the final two years, all this to journey with no lockdowns.

From the gorge space I retrace my route again to Nobeoka and journey north to discover a viewpoint on a forest highway. I had no thought it will be so grand, it’s not even talked about in vacationer information.

Out there may be the island I used to be going to go to, glad I selected mountains as a substitute.

That ghost windmill was calling me to do some images however so was Mr Solar and the mountains (beneath).

I like these spare days on tour with no set route finest.

Subsequent day I once more must remind myself that is November – the place is autumn? Effectively frankly my expensive I don’t give a rattling if I miss the colored leaves with days like this.

As we speak I’m hugging the coast line north. Largely two lane stunning highway, above is to a small view space.

Uncommon for Japan to discover a viewpoint or park overgrown however that was the case – above I’ve my digicam in timer mode mounted on a mono pole and am standing on fence with arm stretched excessive. Want Japan was not anti drone nevertheless it does make you search out extra locations and look at issues with your personal eyes.

There are these stunning coves with completely formed curved waves gently rolling in (above).

I’m making my approach up a mountain path to what I hope would be the spotlight of todays route. Began good like above then received worse however I nonetheless suppose you don’t want a ADV bike in Japan. I might journey a Goldwing on this.

From a small but effectively preserve park is a brief hike. “Greatest preserve to the trail Warren – it’s an extended drop”.

I arrive on the stays of a WW2 defenses. There have been three cannons up right here that by no means noticed service. Bunkers sit beneath however now sealed off. Disgrace the weapons have been eliminated however nonetheless attention-grabbing.

It’s actually fairly some spot. Again down on the park I determine to have lunch. It’s a bit of early however I really feel very relaxed right here.

Again to the primary coast highway north the place the the surroundings and using continues to be magic.

I journey to the top of that cape above (in distance) and the roads and surroundings are stunning all afternoon.

The solar is setting by 4.30pm and at present I ran out of time to discover the remainder of my route. 200km right here wants 3 days to even start to discover.

Tonight I received a karaage rooster obento for dinner from a Kyushu chain known as Uncle Poppo. Very tasty $6 AUD.

My resort rooms thus far have been $60 AUD an evening with the Lodge AZ chain which features a buffet breakfast. motels for visiting Australia subsequent yr they appear to start out at double that and embody nothing.

All motels right here have a coin laundry room which has been invaluable this tour as I introduced largely thermal gear thus I’ve been washing my few heat climate gadgets often however the subsequent day I go away Kyushu and go away the nice and cozy climate.

Arriving on the shortest ferry crossing to Shikoku I’m stunned it’s booked out. It’s a chilly and gloomy Saturday who however me is touring. A riders membership, Okay then again south to Usuki the place I’m delighted to find the Orange ferry line that I had no thought operated this route.

It’s a stunning ship with many good options. I particularly like this space with panorama window to have a lightweight meal from the cafe. I loved some sizzling udon noodles, excellent for a chilly day, then took a small nap in one of many breakout areas. Having to vary ferries labored out nice.

Disembarking the temperature has plunged and its mild rain. No level following my route so I take freeway south to my resort. All my gear works effectively, I arrive heat and dry and can proceed this journey report quickly.