Offbeat Japan is a blog about alternative travel in Japan. You will discover here another Japan, off the beaten path. All the content is created by Jordy Meow and doesn't have any sponsors. Please enjoy the visit!
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"Jordy, did you give up the haikyo?" Here’s my answer, distilled into a new Best Of covering the past two years.
Quitting the autoroute that leads to the town of Chizu, I take a mountain road. It’s typical of this terrain where you often come across deer, foxes, monkeys, sometimes even bears, especially early morning just before...
Frantically I put my foot down, driving along the incredible Route 106 (the last stretch of road to the north of Hokkaido) through a storm where the sky and the ocean are as one.
It’s not an easy encounter. I’d already visited a few years ago, but a gathering storm made it impossible for me to approach these monsters and stroke their silken fur.