We usually got on our bikes around six in the morning, sought (and found) somewhere to camp just before dark and were asleep by about eight. A somewhat unusual day/night rhythm for both of us but we liked it very much. As it gets dark so early (between 19.00 and 19.30), the evening could really only be used for sleeping, sometimes a bit of reading or writing. We breakfasted twice, lunched twice, had some snacks in between whiles and finished with a modest meal in the evening.
The distances we cycle are generally shorter than what we ‘normally’ cover, mostly because of the mountains but also the sights to see.
We joined the Japanese flow: ‘working’ hard and relaxing at intervals. But we left the night-life alone. Above all, we enjoyed every minute, of Japan, the Japanese and each other.
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