東北 Tōhoku – a ride down Tsunami Highway.

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.

Overview of route

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.

Me in front of a high and dry fishing boat at Kesennuma

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…

Day One: Saturday 28th July – Hachinohe to Fudai.

Day Two: Sunday 29th July – Fudai to Taro.

Day Three: Monday 30th July – Taro to Yamada.

Day Four: Tuesday 31st July – Yamada to Sanriku.

Day Five: Wednesday 1st August – Sanriku to Oyakaigan.

Day Six: Thursday 2nd August – Oyakaigan to Tsuyama.

Day Seven: Friday 3rd August – Tsuyama to Sendai.

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