In japan they love tunnels so if you are planning on touring here bring or buy a set of front and rear lights and use them in all tunnels, cars and large trucks drive very fast through them, sometimes there is great lighting, sometimes hardly any at all, sometimes water is dripping from the roof which can be a bit scary on a bicycle !. Even a car travelling at normal speed sound like the bullet train approaching - best advice is use both your lights and get through the tunnel as quickly as possible to stop and turn your lights off , if there is a wide footpath in the tunnel use it instead of the road. Some tunnels are quite short such as 50 mtrs long but on this tour the longest tunnel I rode through was 2666 mts long !
items : 1 x portion of microwave rice, 1 x Bag of liquid curry, 2 x fried pork cullet sticks, 2 x fried potato cakes, 2 x 500 ml cans of beer ,1 x can coke , 1 x packet of dark chocolate
It must seem like a lot, but considering my lack of energy I needed and consumed all of it , the coke and chocolate were quickly eaten outside the supermarket before the ride back to camp, were I took a nice hot shower and proceeded to cook my monstrous dinner. It felt great to be clean and well fed and then by headlamp consulted my maps, after speaking with the camp office staff early I decided to take a slightly shorter more direct route the next day which turned out to be the best choice. Because of my mosquito bites I only ended up getting about an hour sleep which was not so good.