The annual event organized by Kodama-san and coinciding with the Saiko and Okinawa races is not taking place this year for still unexplained reasons. Instead, Thomas and I are thinking of doing the „Giro de Hotaka“ as a joint Positivo Espresso – Tokyo Cycling Club event this coming Saturday (Oct. 17) when the koyo splendour should be at its best!
We will take an early train out to Numata from Ueno and return to Tokyo the same day. Philip has mapped out the course for us here.
More details will soon follow on the TCC site.
Ludwig has suggested an alternative „Jomokogen – Utsunomiya“ route in the area which looks equally attractive and includes the two lakes above Nikko. Maybe we could do this one the following weekend?