After leaving Hokkaido I take a ferry to Hachinohe City 八戸市, Tōhoku 東北, to begin the final leg of my 2012 cycle tour through Japan.
The Tōhoku region 東北地方 consists of the northeastern portion of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tohoku_region
This is a journal of the 400+km ride, mostly on Route 45 from Hachinohe 八戸市 to Sendai 仙台市.
It passes through some of the most affected areas of the devastating Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that struck on 11th March 2011. Apart from the actual journey itself, I have included other historical information where applicable.
Click on the “Tohoku – a ride down Tsunami Highway” above to access each of the 7 different days from the drop down menu or the links below…