In the summer of 2009, I went to Ise Jingu in Mie prefecture with my friend by bicycle. We rode cheap Japanese Mamachari, only ten thousand yen. It was 400km from Kanagawa to Mie and took 6days.
Hardest point of the trip was the mountains around Hakone. The mountains were very steep and we had to get off our Mamachari and pushed them up the mountains. The best part was going down the mountains Hakone and Misima（Shizuoka）. After Hakone the land is very flat. Traveling through Shizuoka was very boring because ther was nothing interesting to see. Shizuoka is very wide and empty.
Fisrt night we slept on the beach but it was very uncomfortable. After that we slept in parks and Onsen.
We drank that a lot Pokari Sweat because it was very hot and hard work. Pokari Sweat was very refreshing.
After visiting Ise Jingu, I was able to find a new job.