Cycling Japan – day 51 – Hakodate to Kaminokuni

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  • Day 51 – Hakodate to Kaminokuni
  • Distance: 147km
  • Ascent / descent: 873m / 874m
  • Weather: cool
  • Accommodation: Camped near Michi-no-eki Kaminokuni-monju

Today was my first real day cycling in Hokkaido and my longest day yet. The cycling was easy and the coastline stunning but I wanted to stop at every opportunity to give my bum a break!

Following Route 228 west along the coast, and looking across at Mt Hakodate

Following Route 228 west along the coast, and looking across at Mt Hakodate

Looking back at Hakodate

Looking back at Hakodate

Route 228 at peak hour in the morning

Route 228 at peak hour in the morning

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Looking across the sea to Mt Hakodate

Hokkaido farmhouses

Hokkaido farmhouses

Coming across Shiriuchi Michi-no-Eki with this bakery next door was the highlight of the day. The donuts were still fresh and still warm and the best I’ve ever had in Japan. They were so good, after buying two and eating them straight away, I went back and bought two more for tomorrow’s breakfast!

These were the best donuts I've ever had in Japan at Asunaro Bakery next to Shiriuchi Michi-no-eki

These were the best donuts I’ve ever had in Japan at Asunaro Bakery next to Shiriuchi Michi-no-eki

Asunaro Bakery next to Shiriuchi Michi-no-eki

Asunaro Bakery next to Shiriuchi Michi-no-eki

The small town of Fukushima is home to a few famous Sumo wrestlers so they have this museum called the Yokozuna Chiyonoyama & Chiyonofuji Memorial Museum

The small town of Fukushima is home to a few famous Sumo wrestlers so they have this museum called the Yokozuna Chiyonoyama & Chiyonofuji Memorial Museum

The small town of Fukushima is home to a few famous Sumo wrestlers

The small town of Fukushima is home to a few famous Sumo wrestlers

Continuing along the coastal Route 228

Continuing along the coastal Route 228

Looking back at where I've come from through a succession of tunnels along Route 228

Looking back at where I’ve come from through a succession of tunnels along Route 228

Old houses of Hokkaido

Old houses of Hokkaido

One of many windmills in this region

One of many windmills in this region

Coastal views and windmills

Coastal views and windmills

Coastal views

Coastal views

Jb51 - elevation profile from Garmin connect

Jb51 – elevation profile from Garmin connect

Jb51 - google map from Garmin Connect

Jb51 – google map from Garmin Connect

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