EnglishPosted by Daisuke Sunday, December 12 2010 03:35:22
12-12-2010 Kawanishi, Japan
Christian Bomio who is around the world cyclist from Ticino, Switzerland came to Japan. He left his home May 2007 and cycle Alaska to Ushuaia for 2.5 years. Then he has cycled Japan for 8 month. He visited Hokkaido, Honshuu, Shikoku and Kyushuu. But he still wants to visit many more places to see in Japan. It is cold at most part of Japan on December, so he is heading to warm Okinawa(south Japan).
Christian said "Japan is most exiotic country in my mind. I was dreamed to visit Japan some day and I am very happy to be in Japan at this moment...."
I wish he enjoy to cycle in Japan and safe. He will go to Taiwan next.
EnglishPosted by Daisuke Tuesday, December 07 2010 13:46:15
07-12-2010 Kobe, Japan
We celebrate birthday of Salva Rodriguez. Salva is sports teacher who travel around the world by bicycle from Granada, Spain. He has been on the road since 2006 and cycled 90,000km. (2006-2015) He visited around Africa, Asia and he arrived to Japan 03-December after cold Siberia. He stays his friend's house in Kobe at this moment. Mr. Kim's family are invited him to stay and they help him very well. He will rest at there some days and he will cycle around Japan before he goes to America.
(Mother of Kim, Kim, Salva, father of Kim, Akari, Marcin･･・picture from left)
On his 34th birthday(07-12-2005) he said "bye bye!" to his family and friends, packed the basic necessities, put them on his bicycle and started to travel towards Africa. When he reached South Africa, it was clear that the trip was going well, so he went further to Egypt.The 3rd year of the trip, his friends and family started to ask when he was going to be back home. He had no plan, no answer. He decided to cycle the whole world in about 9 years, and this is what his answer.
5 years passed, he sometimes misses his beloved people. He has seen wonderful new places, impressive cultures, and also meets new friends every day. He does not own his house. His life is simple and he has only a few belongings and little money to spend every day. But he is rich man to have freedom. He said to you, "Please switch off the TV and switch on your eyes on your heart. This world is not dangerous. It is wonderful places, filled with good people who want to live in peace, learn about differences and help each other. We all want to be happy and make you feel happy. So simple, so true."
EnglishPosted by Daisuke Wednesday, September 08 2010 09:49:41Uemura Naomi Memorial Museum
is in Toyooka city
, Japan. It is 170km northwest of Osaka. My bike, equipments and pictures are exhibited in this museum between 24th July 2010 and 30th November 2010
. I am very happy that my bike is in museum which belong to Mr. Naomi Uemura. I respect him who is great adventurer. I also got the Naomi Uemura Adventure Prize 2009
Japanese adventurer Mr. Naomi Uemura (1941-1984) was famous for his one-man expeditions. He was the first Japanese to reach the summit of Mt. Everest and has climbed the highest peaks on five continents for the first time in the world. He was the first person to reach the North Pole alone, the first to raft the Amazon unaccompanied and the first to climb Mt. McKinley solo in winter. He also occasionally joined other adventurers, such as when he ascended Mt. Everest. While descending Mt. McKinley in February 1984, he lost radio contact with the airplane charting his progress and was never heard from again. To honor his legacy and spirit, the Uemura Naomi Memorial Museum was built in his hometown of Toyooka, in Hyogo Prefecture.
The museum also created the Naomi Uemura Adventure Prize, which is given each year to an adventurer who displays Uemura's honorable spirit and temperament.
Mr. Naomi Uemura made many great record of adventure. It is wonderful things. But not only the record, but also his personal warm heart make me respect him.
Uemura Naomi Memorial Museum (785 Ibu, Hidaka-cho, Toyooka city, Hyogo, Japan) TEL:0796-44-1515
Japan....Argentinian cyclist Pablo Garcia visited Japan.
EnglishPosted by Daisuke Monday, September 06 2010 03:51:02
04-09-2010 Mt. Fuji, Japan
Mt. Fuji is highest mountain in Japan(3776m). It is beautiful mountain to see from outside. It was not admittance to women to go to Mt. Fuji until 200 years ago. But everybody can go there now. Mt. Fuji is opened for tourists between First July to middle of September.
I went up to the summit at 4th September with my friends. I could see nice view of sunrising there. It was very nice. But it was hard hike for me because I did not make training before and I got high altitude sickness, too. I should drink enough water.
There are many mountain huts on the hiking route on Mt. Fuji. It is good to take a rest there. But the workers at mountain huts are mostly unfriendly and just want to make money. Everything 5 times more expensive than town. 200 Yen(2 dollar) to use bathroom each time.
EnglishPosted by Daisuke Friday, July 23 2010 08:16:56
22-07-2010 Osaka, Japan
Pablo Garcia who is traveling around the world by bicycle from Buenos Aires. He arrived to Japan after 9 years from beginning of the trip. He has already visited 68 countries and pedaled 81,000 km. He will cycle another 2 years to discover the world. He will cycle Japan for 3 weeks, then he will visit South Korea, China, Southeast Asia, Australia, North America and South America. I hope he enjoy his freedom and have a safe cycling until back home. Congratulation on his great journey!
An Adventure of Pablo Garcia http://www.theworldbybike.com/
EnglishPosted by Daisuke Wednesday, April 07 2010 05:58:49
April-04-2010 Ikeda city, Osaka
Spring comes to Osaka. Cherry blossoms become full bloom. The cherry blossom (Sakura) is Japan’s national flower and the synonymous with the word flower. Generally, the cherry blossom is felicitous symbol. Full bloom (Mankai) is usually
reached within about one week from the date the first blossoms have opened. Hanami literally means "flower viewing", however, it commonly refers only to cherry blossom viewing. Many people enjoy to eat and drink under the Sakura.
On Japan's southern, subtropical islands of Okinawa, cherry blossoms open as early as January, while on the northern island of Hokkaido, they bloom as late as May. In most major cities in between, including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, the cherry
blossom season typically takes place around the end of March and beginning of April. Furthermore, the blooming time differs from year to year depending on the weather.
EnglishPosted by Daisuke Saturday, January 16 2010 08:26:11
14-01-2010 Osaka, Japan
"No money is no honey." When I met Heinz Stücke, he always make joke to me. The time passed 2 and half years after we met at France last time... I have no job after I came back to Japan 3 month ago and not happy at this moment..
Mr. Heinz Stücke who is German around the world cyclist. He left his country 1962 and he still keep going his bike journey. He got record of Guinness for longest travel man 1995. He visited all countries and he will reach second Guinness record of most territory visited man. He cycled 592000 km by bicycle. He celebrated 70 years old 11th of January 2010 in Japan. I wanted celebrate his birthday in Japan. Because I met him 7 times on my road of around the world trip. http://www.bikechina.com/heinzstucke1z.html
His target to visit Japan was to visit Ogasawara islands-Chichi jima. He came to see me in Osaka after he visited Chichi jima. I was so happy to meet him again. When I saw him 13th january, he looks same and nothing change from last meeting. Good health and friendly man. He has only 2 and half day to stay in Osaka. The time passed very fast. He left Japan from Kansai airport to Paris at midnight of 15th January. He will join to adventure festival in Paris. then he will go to Germany and take a ship to northern Canada in this summer time. He made me laugh and gave me a lot of energy to live on the same earth. I wish he can be success to do his dream. Thank you Heinz to visit me!
(photo-Heinz Stücke with member of JACC=Japan Adventure Cyclist Club... Heinz,Emiko,Yuka from left)
Emiko and Steve Seal http://www.bicyclingworldtour.com/
Facts and figures of Heinz Stücke:
195 countries visited
73 Territories-Regions-Associated States seen
48 years on the road
20 passports filled
6 times bike stolen and recovered
Some more info about Heinz Stücke on Andrew and Friedel's website: http://travellingtwo.com/3341 http://travellingtwo.com/4570 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsYhRfZKV5U
EnglishPosted by Daisuke Friday, January 01 2010 02:09:08
1-1-2010 Kawanishi, Japan
Happy New Year!