• Day-to-Day
  • Nozawa Gondola

    On my revent trip to Nozawa, I used the GoPro to get a video of the trip down on the Gondola. The scenery over the valley was really beautiful. Of particular interest to be was the variation in climate. The mountains on the left side of the shot have just about no snow on them […]

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  • L-Breath Stock Holders’ Discount

    Stock holder benefits are one of Japan’s hidden secrets of shopping. Most public companies offer some soft of reward to their stock holders and this is often in the form of rebates at their shop. L-Breath is a popular outdoor shop in Tokyo and it’s parent company (Xebio) is public and it offers 10% and […]

  • Cycling
  • Chiba Cycling

    Distance: 107.8km Total Elevation Change: 1,232m Time: 4:28:16 Average Speed: 24.1kph Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/508882801 Chiba offers a refreshing change from Tokyo especially in the winter where it is a few degrees warmer. I usually drive to the rest stop in Minami-boso where I can park the car for free and start riding from there.   The Kawatsu Sakura […]