- Day 5 – Kushima to Uchiumi
- Distance: 57.8km
- Ascent / descent: 583m / 490m
- Weather: rainy day
- Accommodation: The Little Garden, dorm room ¥2,500
I woke up to rain and this lasted all day long as I rode along Route 220.
I stopped to watch surfers along the Nichinan coast and popped into a Shinto shrine in a cave.
I passed signs advertising this Sunmesse Nichinan site but I’d never heard of it before and had no idea what to expect so I was surprised to see replica Moai statues like on Easter Island. Entrance was ¥700.
Route 220 was way too busy with trucks and in the rain I didn’t feel comfortable continuing on so I stopped early and found a guesthouse called the Little Garden which other than being on top of a steep hill (that I had to push the bike up), was incredible and I’m so glad I stayed there! Again, I was trying to make a plan, but I ended up talking late into the night with the other guests and had a wonderful time.
**I’m trying to convince my dad to come and meet me in Hokkaido to cycle the last two weeks together… but he seems to need some persuading! What do you think, should he come? (If you haven’t seen the video of our last adventure hiking the TMB together last year, then click here. It was the best two weeks ever!)