Our longest riding day! We had to cover over 190 miles plus a one-hour ferry ride. After a last glance at Mt. Fuji (who covered his head today) we turned west and dove into the busy traffic of Honshu’s south coast. The express way helped a lot to cover the distance, but the strong winds didn’t really contribute to a relaxing ride!
Once over and done with the other so pleasant part, riding the peninsula towards Iragomisaki was definitely the nice part! We even found the time to have Udong noodles at a restaurant right next to the beach, before we rolled onto the ferry at 3 pm.
Toba is the “pearl capital” of Japan and we found a nice shop to get some souvenirs, before we had a blast on the last 15 km along the coast to the hotel!
And the Thalassa Shima Hotel was in fact the reward for us: stunning view to the ocean, large rooms with balconies, a spa with swimming pool and a tasty dinner – what else do you want? A bar? Ok, you can’t have everything – many Japanese hotels don’t have bars, only vending machines… At least Sake and beer was served at the dinner table! And with the sound of the waves we went to bed, sadly thinking of our last riding day tomorrow…