Japan 2020: Books & Links
Publication dates are sometimes a little hazy…
- ‘Tokyo to Tokyo’ by Daniel Doughty appears to be the most recent book written about cycling in Japan. The writer sets off to cycle through all 47 of Japan’s prefectures. The author’s website is Travel Bloke but the sections relating to the Japan cycle direct to this website.
- The Rough Guide recommends ‘Cycling Japan‘ by Brian Harrell, but it was published in 1993(!) and has withering reviews.
- Unbeaten Tracks in Japan (1881), Isabella Bird
- The Roads to Sata (1985) / Looking for the Lost (1995), Alan Booth, recounting travels in 1977
- A Ride in the Neon Sun (2000) / The Sun in my Eyes (2002), Josie Dew
- Hokkaido Highway Blues (2003), Will Ferguson
- The Lady and the Monk (1992), Pico Iyer
- Japanland (2006), Karin Muller
- Raining Sushi and Donuts (?), John Chapman
Dogs and Demons: The Fall of Modern Japan (2002), Alex Kerr
Recommended by Rough Guides ‘Cycling’ Section
- “If you are up for a two-month pedal from Hakkaido to Kyushu, see the website for Bicycling for Everyone’s Earth (BEE)” BEEJapan.org but alas it now only seems to exist on Facebook…
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