We're setting up a trip to Japan, spending a good chunk of time in Tokyo, but want to see the more rural, traditional side of the country up north. I have this idea of riding a bicycle around the countryside for a few days. I would prefer self-directed and to rent a good quality bike. Any ideas on where to go, and how to get there (bullet train?).
Another thing I want to do is attend a tuna auction or just see the market. Where in Tokyo is this possible? Thanks for any input.. Brian