While I'm waiting for suggestions on cycling in Kansai area, I have another question!
Who has cycled the JCN route Tokaido, from Tokyo to Kyoto?
Did you start in Tokyo? Is it do-able in 6 days or did you take more time?
How difficult was the first day's ride from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, as far as elevation gain?
What were the highlights and most scenic spots of this route? How about the difficulty level, such as the 112km days? Is the ferry from Irago to Toba still running?
Also, where did you stay? Any recommended inexpensive ryokan?
I'd like to try riding this route in October.
Thanks for your insights!