- Dec 14, 2006
@adventurous cyclist April in Hokkaido is not much fun for camping. And I think you felt cold in Totorri in April if I remember. With that in mindApril is a nice time in Okinawa as isnt too hot, before typhoon season and definitely no snow.
Hokkaido on the other hand I think might be better in late May, June??
South to Okinawa and then up Kyushu would be better IMO.
From Yamaguchi/ Fukuoka flying to a destination and biking around is often cheaper than going by train and ferry.
Flights to Okinawa are way cheaper than the ferry and you can ship your bike by courier service.
@adventurous cyclist a plan for later in the year maybe,If I were in Yamaguchi and had the time and the funds, I'd skip those and instead go by bike up the west coast of Honshū, maybe all the way up to Tsugaru. I'd travel light and go inland where doing so would avoid horrible roads -- or just when I wanted to go inland. And then I'd return by train. (Wasn't this, or something like it, your first plan, before Covid aborted it?)
You do seem to spend an inordinate amount of time in one place.
Maybe try and plan an itinerary with dates and locations? By sticking to it you'll get further than last time.
And last piece of advice, plan your nutrition. Hydration and nutrients are very important.