After a long flight, we unpacked and assembled our bikes and took the train to Tokyo. From there we scorched to 700km distant Shin-Aomori by Shinkansen in less than 3 hours, where we changed to local trains driving to Asmushi Onsen. The journey from Switzerland to the northern end of Honshu took almost 24 hours.
For two nights we enjoyed the amazing food and atmosphere of Tsubakikan ryokan and met with our friend Eiji-san. The day after, surrounded by buzzing cicadas, we started our cycling journey!
On our route to Hirosaki we visited Seiryu temple with the recently built collosal Buddha statue. In Hirosaki we stayed at the traditional Ishiba ryokan and spent another relaxed day, before heading to lake Towada.
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