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Old 07-30-2009, 03:59 AM   #61
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Damoace, thanks for the nice comments mate. I hope one day you will have the chance to travel in the Far East.

Best wishes to you mate.

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I have about ten more years working for 'the man' and then I break out into the world.....

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Old 07-30-2009, 06:38 AM   #62
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Great report. Japan is definitely on my list of places to ride.
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Old 01-21-2010, 01:24 PM   #63
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Thanks for the fantastic travelogue. I managed to stay at the Kanaya Hotel in 2005 and have to agree it was a fabulous experience. The breakfast and dinner were included and the chef was amazing. Dinner took our breath away every night.
The shrines and temples are also incredible in Nikko and anyone that goes to Japan cannot say they have seen it without visiting Nikko. Take the train from Tokyo if you cannot arrange motorized transport as it is the easiest and most romantic way to travel there.
Next time in Japan I think I will rent a motorcycle.
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:04 AM   #64
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I didn't realize how small the Varadero was until I saw this picture:

No big deal
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Old 09-17-2010, 02:21 AM   #65
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Inaki,
it was the biggest bike they had in the shop !
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:37 AM   #66
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I think you need something like this (The bike, not the girl )




Nice travel and pics, Japan is a bit far from me maybe some day.....
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:43 AM   #67
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Inside we find a taxidermied raccoon. Naturally.

Great stuph, bro! That sure looks like tanuki though

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Tomorrow we ride to Tono, a town in a long agricultural valley about 50km inland.
Awesome! Tono is kind of in my back yard, but I haven't got around to seeing very much of it. Just the town center, so far.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:58 AM   #68
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There are two types of poisonous snakes in the country. The Mamushi and the Habu. The Habu is found only on the islands south of Kyushu. The Mamushi can be found slithering around at any location. Can it be a Mamushi?

Add "Yamakagashi" to the list. We have both the Mamushi and Yamakagashi where I work. My boss is deathly afraid of snakes, so it gets comical at times.

Great shots of Tono! The rest of Tono has now become a must see for me!
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:36 AM   #69
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Saw a Varadero up in the Hakkoda range about the same time frame as your trip, so as I was reading this report, thought maybe that was you, since we don't see many Vara's around here. Doesn't look like you made it far enough north through. As big as you are, you should have no problem throwing that little Vara around in the 'twisties!'

I soooo wan't the new Tenere 1200 I can almost taste it. You can bet it will see plenty of twisties when I finally get one.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:09 PM   #70
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Inaki, what a beauty ! I would definitely like a test ride on her !
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:41 PM   #71
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Tremor38, hello mate. Where are you located, Morioka ?

I am planning a trip for summer 2011: Tokyo- Toyama - Up the Japan Sea side to Aomori - Hokkaido - Down the Pacific side - Home. Really looking forward to seeing more of Iwate.

Would like to see : Hiraizumi and Geibiki Gorge and more of the Sanriku Kaigan. After the fact was told about, Kitayamazaki Cliff, which is the only tourist sight in Japan to be classified as 'Super Level, Most Beautiful Coastal Sight in Japan'. It's just a wee bit up the coast from the Ryusendo Caves.

Confused now re: Tanuki vs Araiguma. Which is which and who is who ? Tanuki is not the Jp name for raccoon?

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Saw a Varadero up in the Hakkoda range about the same time frame as your trip, so as I was reading this report, thought maybe that was you, since we don't see many Vara's around here.
Wasn't me, honest. Unless the rider was behaving himself, then yes, that was me. You're right, not that many Varaderos around in Japan. I'll say it again, brilliant distance machine and fun in the twisties.

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The rest of Tono has now become a must see for me!
Good idea. Apparently there are some functioning waterwheels in the Tono area.

Post up a RR if you ride that area. Would love to see more pics of Iwate.

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I soooo wan't the new Tenere 1200 I can almost taste it.
Dude, I hear ya on that one. Looks like a stellar bike. I have been reading the press reports and what riders have been saying on this site about the bike. Not a bad price in Jp really, about, 1,600,000 yen. Compared to a GS Adv, 2,5000,000, it is a ways cheaper. Apparently Yamaha will bring out a cheaper stripped down model for next year.

Have fun on your two wheels Tremor38 and when you get out and about, post up some pics.

Best wishes,
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:58 PM   #72
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It's been since 1998 since I was in Tokyo.

Worked for a "small" company called NEC.
Loved my trips to Japan!

I really enjoyed your pictures. Hope you will post more.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:59 AM   #73
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Very nice to see something of Japan looks great ,thanks
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