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Touring in Hokkaido (June 10 - July 6, 1999)

M/D Place to go Run
(km)
What I enjoyed Accommodation Comments
Jun10 150 on the ferry
Jun11 Otaru 5 Arrive in Otaru at night Pon-Pon Sen (Toho) Stay up late talking to the friendly stuff and guests at the Toho-Yado
Jun12 Otaru city, Haboro 220 Walk Otaru, Run along beautiful Ororon Line Kiri-Kiri (Toho) See the beautiful sunset, The dinner at the Toho-Yado was delicious and big.
Jun13 Yakishiri and Teuri island 0 Walk 20km round the islands Kodama (Minshuku) Thousands of Uto (bird) head back to their nest with fish for their children
Jun14 Shosanbetsu, Horonobe 139 Run along the dirt road in Shosanbetsu Horonobe (Camping) Very cool to run along the dirt road alongside the coast
Jun15 Sarobetsu, Wakkanai 111 Enjoy the nature of Sarobetsu (Lake Naganuma, Lake Panke, Horonobe Visitor Center) Midori-yu (Rider House) Sarobetsu marsh in the rain is also wonderful
Jun16 Cape Soya, Hama-tonbetsu, Esashi 176 Lake Onuma, the Soya Hill, Lake Kamuito, Mokeuni and Kucharo, Beniya Flower Park, Esashi YOU (Rider House) Everything I saw is perfect! We must take care of the sacred nature
Jun17 Esashi 162 Run Kemomanai and Furrepu dirt road Esashi YOU (Rider House) Excited trying a training circuit for motorcrossers
Jun18 Esashi 0 Rain. Stay Esashi YOU talking to other riders and staff Esashi YOU (Rider House) Sea urchin, salmon roe, herrings.... so delicious
Jun19 Mibuka, Shimokawa, Okoppe 270 North Hokkaido Super Forest Road, Gomi Hotspring, Matsuyama Marsh Deai-no Yakata (Rider House) Matsuyama Marsh is really dreamy. Just like I was in a monochrome painting....
Jun20 Monbetsu, Lake Saroma, Abashiri 183 Omusaro Flower Park, Northern Nations Museum Lamp Annex (Rider House) From the Park, see the splendid scenery of the Shiretoko Mountains
Jun21 Abashiri, Koshimizu Frower Park, Shiretoko, Rausu 187 See Abashiri Prison, Oshin-koshin Water Fall, Iwaobetsu Hot Spring, Kamuiwakka Waterfall and Hot Spring, Shiretoko 5 Lakes Kumano-yu (Camping) Kamuiwakka is a really strange place. Hot water flows down the river.
Jun22 Kunbetsu Hot Spring, Kawakita Hot Spring, Kaiyodai 130 See Kunashiri island (Russian territory so far) from Raus Enjoy two wild hot springs. Kaiyo-Dai (Camping) The dirt roads to the springs was just like a labyrinth
Jun23 Notsuke Peninsula, Lake Furen, Nakashibetsu 179 Run around notsuke Bay with another rider. Take Maruei Hot Spring in Nakashibetsu Kaiyo-Dai (Camping) Hold a party with the other riders buying fresh fish and meat
Jun24 Kawayu Hot Spring 91 Rainy all day. Take Kawayu public bath Hachi-no Ie (Rider House) Kawayu Hot Spring has best quality of water
Jun25 Lake Kussharo, Bihoro, Kotan Hot Spring 192 See the beautiful Scenery of Lake Mashu, Take Ioyama Hot Spring, and go to hospital, See the live show at Maruki-Bune Maruki-Bune (Minshuku) Fall down with the motorbike at the lakeside of Kussharo
Jun26 Kushiro, Kotan Hot Spring Have a staff member of the Minshuku take me to Kushiro with him, Go to Ainu Kotan Museum Maruki-Bune (Minshuku) Since this day I traveled Hokkaido by hitchhiking
Jun27 Lake Akan Hitchhike to Lake Akan, Enjoy Ainu's Traditional Dancing, Ainu House Museum Lake Akan (Rider House) Hitchhiking is very easy in Hokkaido
Jun28 Lake Akan Stay and relax in Kotan (Ainu village) at Lake Akan Lake Akan (Rider House) "Uchujin" (A coffee house in the Kotan) has comfortable atmosphere
Jun29 Lake Akan Enjoy fishing at Lake Akan with another rider Lake Akan (Rider House) We caught some chars and ate them. Delicious!
Jun30 Kotan Hot Spring Hitchhike from Lake Akan to Kotan Hot Spring Maruki-Bune (Minshuku) When Cleaning the motorbike, found lots of scars on it. Oh, No!
Jul1 Sunayu Hot Spring Kotan Hot Spring Hitchhike from Sunayu Hot Spring to Kawayu Hot Spring. Walk in the woods to Mt. Iou Hachi-no Ie (Rider House) By chance, see another injured rider as well as me in the rider house
Jul2 Kawayu Hot Spring Take the public bath two times Hachi-no Ie (Rider House) Have a chat with the manager
Jul3 Kawayu Hot Spring, Kotan Hot Spring Hitchhike from Kawayu Hot Spring to Kotan Hot Spring, See the live show of Moshiri for the 2nd time Maruki-Bune (Minshuku) 8 days has passed since the accident and the pain has been eased a little.
Jul4 Ashoro, Shihoro, Furano 283 Ride the motorbike for the first time in 9 days Horai (Rider House) OK. I can run the bike!
Jul5 Furano, Biei, Asahikawa, Sapporo, Otaru 279 Visit some lavender farm, see the magnificent scenery of Mt. Tokachi and Mt. Biei-Fuji on the ferry Fell happy to run under the perfectly clear sky
Jul6 Kyoto 150

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