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Tour de Nippon in Miyakojima (Okinawa)

, 2018/03/27

Miyako Island (Miyakojima), Okinawa will be the destination for the May edition of Papersky’s Tour de Nippon. The island is world famous for it’s beautiful beaches, stunning aqua blue sea water, as well as healthy herbs and tropical fruits. Miyako Island is home to Japan’s most important triathlon as well as serves as a spring training venue for many of Japan’s major league baseball teams. Miyako Island is for Japanese the equivalent of what Hawaii’s ‘Big Island’ is for American’s a place to re-charge and power up with a full dose of natures energy.
We are now taking sign ups at for Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Miyakojima (Okinawa). The event will take place on 5/26 (Saturday) and 5/27 (Sunday). Papersky’s Tour de Nippon project is about finding the magic of Japan’s rural districts, their inhabitants, nature, culture and food. Each ride travels to various prefectures to ride bicycles, eat local food and meet the ‘real’ people of the area. This upcoming ride will take us to Miyako Island, Okinawa.

Saturday (5/26) & Sunday (5/27)
On Saturday Participants will be treated to Retreat! Literally soak in a bit of Miyako Island. Participants choose one of the three following activities: SUP (stand up paddle board), Snorkeling or Yoga. After completion of one’s chosen activity participants will retreat back to the brand new Hotel Locus to chill out in the lounge area, pool, or just take a nap seaside in your room. The hotel is located within a short walk of downtown Miyako Island where an endless supply of live music, island foods and Awamori sake await.

On Sunday we’ll wake up early and begin our cycle tour by peddling along the beautiful cobalt blue sea, through sugar fields, over ocean bridges and taking brakes along beaches and touring historical small towns. Lunch will be local vegies and fruits and before wrapping the 50km ride up there will be time for a hearty gulp of mango juice squeezed from the local Miyako Mango’s.

Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Miyakojima (Okinawa) //
DATE: 5/26 (Saturday) & 5/27 (Sunday)
EVENT NAME: Sea Activity & Island Cycling Retreat
PLACE: Miyakojima, Okinawa
FEATURING: Activity of choice: SUP, Snorkeling, Yoga. Stay at the brand new casual resort Hotel Locus. Enjoy seaside & sugarcane cycling, local lunch featuring vegetables and fruits, historical small village guided walk, and fresh mango juice!
Also included are support car service, bicycle support and guide, chartered bus (5/26), insurance, and a few small gifts.

START TIME & MEETING PLACE: 5/26 (Sat.) 1:30pm @ Miyako Airport
FINISH TIME & ENDING LOCATION: 5/27 (Sun.) 4:30pm @ Miyako Airport
COST: 38,000 yen (hotel cost for the night of 5/26 (Sat.) included!!!)
*Total riding distance: 50 km
SIGN UP for the RIDE!!!
Please write to us to begin the sign up process at or ask questions at:
Please include the following information when contacting us: Name, Birth Date, Age, Address, Cell Phone Number, Body Height, Requests for rental bicycle and helmet, Flight Information to / from Miyako Island, Choice of activities on 5/26 (first, second and third).
If you would like to participate it’s necessary to sign up in advance and while spots are available.
*The cost of the Papersky’s Tour de Nippon does NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION (flights, cars, trains, ferries) from the participant’s house to the starting point and from the finish point back to the participant’s house. All transportation must be self-booked.
*The Miyakojima (Okinawa) Tour does include accommodation in Miyako for the night of 5/26 (Saturday) at the brand new casual resort Hotel Locus.

Papersky’s Tour de Nippon Website:

Past Papersky Tour de Nippon Videos:
Akita/Tazawako,Gunma, Seaside Kyoto, Nara-Tenri, Nagoya, Ise-Toba, Shodoshima, Oita, Tottori, Onomichi, Tanba Sasayama, Kagoshima, Hachinohe, Tokyo, Shiga, Shizuoka, Shimane-Tottori, Kyoto, Oshima.

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