Help Karuizawa to Tokyo

Peter Grimley

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Aug 17, 2015
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Hi
I am living in Germany but was planning a ride from Karuizawa to Mita in Tokyo and was looking for any advise, tips or Garmin ready route maps that anyone might have available.

Thanks in advance
 

AlanW

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Jan 30, 2007
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I did the reverse of this as part of a coast to coast ride. My route was about 190 km and used a lot of cycling roads, so away from the worst of the traffic. I'll post up the GPX track when I get home today.
 
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microcord

Maximum Pace
Aug 28, 2012
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I've done the flat and easy (boring?) half of that route twice just during the last week: it's a cyclists' trunk route in and out of Tokyo. When are you planning to ride, and have you ridden in Japan before?
 

Peter Grimley

Warming-Up
Aug 17, 2015
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Hamburg Germany
Thanks this is a really interesting report, although now I started to think about Coast to coast as a challenge, but maybe that for next time !
I lived in Tokyo some years back and regularly travel to Japan but never rode seriously on the roads there, is there something special I should consider?
I will plan to ride in early October this year when hopefully the humidity is less but the weather still good
 

TCC

Tokyo Cycling Club
Jun 30, 2013
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Karuizawa to Tokyo...

Pray for a tail wind on that route!
 

Sibreen

Maximum Pace
Jul 23, 2010
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Hanno, Saitama
Is this going to be a multi-day ride?
If you like climbing and have the time, there are some great mountains in the west of Saitama and Tokyo.