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Japan Travel Towel

An exciting series of ‘tenuguis’ inspired by Papersky’s Tour de Nippon series of bicycle rides across Japan’s rural prefectures. The designs are based on characteristics specific to each area... »STORY

Photography: James Gibson
Photography: James Gibson

Life is Good. Tour de Nippon – Akita Prefecture

New friendships formed and old friendships sealed. Two days, a bike ride through the forests of Akita... »STORY

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Tour de Nippon in Akita / Tazawako

Tazawako, Akita located in Northern Japan is filled with green trees, blue water and mountain vegetables. Lumber is plenty, the pine trees being used for building and the maple trees to make beautiful baskets. Occasionally, rising from the... »STORY

tour de nippon in gunma

Tour de Nippon in Gunma

Gunma is a prefecture of strong winds, bright sun and big mountains. In short this means things dry and grow well making it a mecca for Daruma dolls and Wheat production. And Gunma is only a 50 min. train ride from Tokyo... »STORY

papersky tour de nippon
papersky tour de nippon

Tour de Nippon in Kyoto / Tango

The Northern Kyoto / Tango area runs parallel to the Sea of Japan. The town of Ine features perhaps the world’s most unique seaport architecture and the Amanohashidate is one of Japan’s top natural views... »STORY

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tour de nippon

Tour de Nippon – Highlight Edition

Papersky’s Tour de Nippon project is about finding the magic of Japan’s rural districts, their inhabitants, nature, culture and food. We travel to various prefectures and ride bicycles... »STORY

papersky tour de nippon
papersky tour de nippon

Tour de Nippon in Oku-Noto

The Oku-Noto region of Ishikawa Prefecture is rural and remote. The coast runs along two separate oceans and is dotted with salt makers, coffee roasters, black kawara roofs and rice fields... »STORY

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Tour de Nippon in Nara Tenri

The Yamanobe Road is Japan’s oldest recorded road as it’s mentioned in the book Nihon Shoki. The road is lined with ancient burial mounds and some of Japan’s most historically significant temples.... »STORY

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Tour de Nippon in Nagoya

We are now taking sign ups at [email protected] for Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Nagoya. The event will take place on 3/26 (Saturday) and 3/27 (Sunday). Papersky’s Tour de Nippon project is about finding... »STORY

papersky tour de nippon
papersky tour de nippon

Tour de Nippon in ISE & TOBA

We are now taking sign ups at [email protected] for Papersky’s second bicycle tour of 2015. On 9/27 (Sunday) the Tour will travel to Ise & Toba, headquarters to Japan’s most sacred gods. Ise & Toba are both located in Mie prefecture and... »STORY

papersky tour de nippon
papersky tour de nippon

Tour de Nippon in Shodoshima

We are now taking sign ups at [email protected] for Papersky’s first bicycle tour of 2015. On 5/31 (Sunday) the Tour will travel to Shodoshima... »STORY