Japan had always been near the top of our list of countries to visit, yet it felt one of the most out of reach due to it being an expensive place to travel. Back in the Philippines we met an Australian guy who shared his story of cycling through Japan and how affordable and convenient it was to do so. Little did he or we know that 4 months later we would be doing the same thing! This opened our eyes to the possibility of travelling inexpensively by bicycle.
After completing our practice run of cycling through Korea we were ready to cross the ocean to Japan.