Japan A to Z

Japan A to Z

One of the greatest pleasures of cycling is coming across things that make you say, “What on earth is that?” or “I wonder what that means ...”-- and then learning the answers. In this section, we hope to satisfy your curiosity with easy explanations and guides to unique aspects of Japanese history, ways of thinking, lifestyles, customs and other things you might encounter on your tour. Rather than an encyclopedia, this is a work in progress. Think of it as a collection of curiosities we’ll add to with each new tour.