Friday, March 20, 2015

Video: Riding home from Motorcycle dealer on a new bike in Japan

Picture: Motorcycle Touring Japan

Here is a great video by Anthony Roman that shows what it 's like to take delivery of a new motorcycle in Japan and ride it home in the traffic. Hat tip to Anthony for being so prepared to film this memorable event and such excellent video quality, thanks very much! A great feeling. Having a motorcycle in Japan gives you great freedom. 

It brings back the memories of when I bought my bike in Tokyo and rode it home in traffic, ecstatic and also a little unnerving with the volume of traffic and the amount of mental awareness you need to ride in Japan. As there is so much activity going on all around you, pedestrians, other bikes, scooters, trucks, passenger cars, courier bikes, road signals, speed limits, what is ahead, what is behind, changes, road conditions, how cars just stop sometimes with indicators sometimes with no warning. Best wishes on your new bike and safe riding

Source: Anthony Roman You Tube Channel

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Kansai airport Japan recorded 19 million passenger visits in 2013

Gion Matsuri Kyoto Copyright Peter Hanami 1999

Picture: Gion Matsuri Kyoto

"Kansai International Airport....had 19.35 million domestic and international passengers last year, up 9 per cent on 2013. has reported significant increases in foreign travellers, (but) the number of Japanese passengers ....fell for the second consecutive year in 2014."

Source:  Australian investors line up as bidders for large Japanese airport
By Matt O'Sullivan
March 17th 2015
The Age Newspaper

Friday, March 13, 2015

Video: Uniqlo: Mens Warm Easy Cargo Pants

These pants are ideal if you are riding in coller conditions in Japan.They are fleece lined, allow you to wear woolen thermals underneath, can be worn under rain gear and are easy to fold and realtively light weight.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Videos: Motorcycle Touring Japan 16 day journey by kawamotoeizou

Motorcycle touring in Hokkaido Japan Copyright Peter Hanami 2005

To capture what it's really like when you tour Japan by motorcycle with film is very difficult so its refreshing to see a series of videos that captures a true essence of what it's like from the riders view. This series of videos about a road trip undertaken in Japan in 2014 is great viewing. 

The video quality is outstanding and the meticulous camera angles and editing that show each part of the trip are exceptional. 

Enjoy the nineteen bilingual videos in the series that detail a 16 day journey across Japan!

A very humurous and fun way to see what its really like when you camp and ride in Japan.

Congratulations to kawamotoeizou for an excellent series of videos 

 By kawamotoeizou, YouTube Channel