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Traveling around western Japan on Honda "Super Cub" (Part. 1)

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Traveling around western Japan on Honda
  • Nathan Connelly
    Nathan Connelly
    usaBig Honda "Super Cub" lover.
    An American fascinated by Honda motorcycle "Super Cub". As an animator, he is excited about drawing during his trip.

Traveling around western Japan on Honda "Super Cub" (Part. 1)

  • 1 month of adventure riding around Japan!

    1 month of adventure riding around Japan!

    Nathan loves "Super Cub" and he bought his first one in America 6 years ago, ever since then he's owned 3 of them. This time in Japan he's renting one to travel around.


    Doting on "Super Cub"?!

    Doting on

    Nathan loves "Super Cub" and he bought his first one in America 6 years ago, ever since then he's owned 3 of them. This time in Japan he's renting one to travel around.


  • His travel partner is of course, "Super Cub".

    His travel partner is of course,

    Nathan did some research online beforehand and had found the latest "Super Cub" at a bike shop "Apexmoto" in Yamanashi with the cost of 105,000 yen for 30 days!


    Apexmoto
    Misakacho, Fuefuki city, Yamanashi prefecture
  • Lunch at a homey restaurant.

    Lunch at a homey restaurant.

    To fill his stomach Nathan goes in to a restaurant with a great atmosphere "Taishu Shokudo Atariya" right next to the bike shop for some ramen. A very nice lady serves us and she sees him off too.


  • Motorcycle's worst enemy, heavy rain.

    Motorcycle's worst enemy, heavy rain.

    It starts raining after a while which then turns into a heavy one in the end... After 50km of bike ride Nathan arrives at a spot where we would sleep tonight in a tent.


    Going southward from Shizuka to Nagoya.

    Going southward from Shizuka to Nagoya.

    By the second day the rain stops and Nathan rides his bike towards Nagoya from Shizuoka in the sun. The trip's going nice and slow listening to his favorite songs. The next destination is Yokoyama-san's who he found through the Couchsurfing service.


  • The nickname is "Mr. Cub"??

    The nickname is

    Getting lost along the way Nathan finally gets to meet Yokoyama-san being 4 hours late. Yokoyama-san has had 60 groups from 10 different countries staying at his house within the past 3 years. Nathan looks happy being nicknamed "Mr. Cub" by Yokoyama-san!



    Aichi prefecture
  • 770km in one week!

    770km in one week!

    Passing through Aichi and Mie, staying one night in Nara then Wakayama after a sightseeing in Kyoto. A total of 770km in one week! Nathan's next destination will be Tokushima, Shikoku. To be continued...



    Wakayama prefecture

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