For more than 700 kms , we pedaled and pushed our bikes on cycling paths, paved roads, tunnels, farm roads, coastal roads , parks, bridges, shrines & temples, ferries, small towns, fishing villages, market and shopping streets.

We met some Pinoy tourists in Etajima island, who asked us why we are doing this. Our answer was:
“Ma’am, this is the best way to experience Japan.”

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Pushing our bikes at an underground crossing.
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Roaming around Etajima island, just like this deer.
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Cycling at the shared sidewalk on the way to Takamatsu city.
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This is Route 2, a national highway from Kitakyushu to Osaka. You can’t cycle this route 100% though, as some portions are too dangerous for bicycles.
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The rolling hills of Shodo island.
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Crossing a small tunnel under the railway.
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This is a nice tunnel because it is well lighted and has a cycling path.
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A tunnel in Shodoshima.
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The sign says: Wild Animals Crossing
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On a fast descent in Etajima island.
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On our way to Okamura Port: climbing a hill to get to the bridge and cross to the next island.
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On a narrow pathway in a rice farming village.
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Some pathways in the rural areas are not well maintained. Maybe because not so many cyclists and pedestrians use them.
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This is a detour to avoid a dangerous portion of Route 2.
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Sometimes we get lost. We have to cross this private farm to get back in route.
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A small sleepy village in Hiroshima prefecture.
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We took this detour to avoid a tunnel.
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A cycling path along the river. It is already autumn but you can still see the colorful flowers.
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A small coastal path in Etajima island.
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Rice fields of Shikoku.
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Well irrigated farmlands of Shikoku.
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Yes we got to ride on some unpaved pathways too.
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The mountains of Shikoku.
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It is autumn and the leaves have all fallen.
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This bridge has a nice cycling path.
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No cycling path on this bridge. You have to share the road with other vehicles.
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Crossing another beautiful bridge along the Seto inland sea.
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903 meter long bridge.
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Riding on a flyover, entering Kure City.
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Crossing the last bridge and finally entering Osaka City, our final destination.