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BIKE | seaside KYOTO | Hike & Bike JAPAN

The Kyoto ride runs from Kyoto Station to the seaside of Amanohashidate and covers approximately 168km. The Kyoto many of us know is dotted with ancient architecture... »STORY

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HIKE | KISOJI- Gifu/Nagano | Hike & Bike JAPAN

This cultural guide focuses on the Kisoji Trail. Kisoji is a 80km section of the Nakasendo route, it has 11 shukuba's (post station towns) from Nakatsugawa to Shiorijiri... »STORY

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Hike & Bike JAPAN | Cultural Travel Guides by PAPERSKY

The Hike & Bike Japan series is a series of walking and bicycle cultural-travel guides to Japan’s unseen Old Highways and Rural Roads... »STORY

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Bike ‘n Hike Bag

Papersky teamed up with RawLow Mountain products to develop the worlds first Saddle Bag that also easily turns into a mini-back pack... »STORY

Papersky #36 Edo Tokaido
PHOTOGRAPHY: TETSUYA YAMAMOTO

Tokaido Road has the Roots of Modern Travel

The Edo Period’s greatest road, The Kyu-Tokaido Road, is a 490 kilometer journey. The road was built over 400 years ago and was at the time the world’s cleanest, safest and most traveled road. The Tokaido road is also one of Tokugawa... »STORY

PAPERSKY #20 AOMORI
PHOTOGRAPHY: KEIGO SAITO

Get Warm in the Blue Cold of Aomori

Here at PAPERSKY we believe travel is about discovery and about challenging yourself to do new things and putting yourself in new situations. So with that in mind we decided to travel to one of the coldest, most snow-ridden places in... »STORY

PAPERSKY #14 AKITA
PHOTOGRAPHY: KEIGO SAITO

A Lush Green Tour through Early Summer Akita

As we stared up in amazement at a double rainbow in the sky, a small elderly gentlemen said hello and shook our hands. "Akita, Yutaka. Nice to meet you." Despite the man's age (probably early 70's) his eyes twinkled with a young boy's... »STORY

PAPERSKY #08 OGASAWARA
PHOTOGRAPHY: PAPERSKY

The Ogasawara Islands are Tokyo’s Paradise

To get to the islands of Ogasawara we departed on a 25 hour trip by boat from Tokyo proper. The journey had the undertones of something old world: long, arduous, and sea-oriented. As we cut through the enormous swells of the open ocean, I... »STORY