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    Lightbulb Mapple legend


    Ok, well i have received my mapples, and they look very cool. I have a couple of obvious questions, especially as I don't read kanji.

    What does the little fish in a red circle mean....food?
    what about the purple glow around some roads ... recommended biking roads?
    The little dots along roads, there are green ones, red and purple?
    What about the pink symbol with the head and hair... i'm guessing it is not the hairdressers?
    Yellow square with red triangle flag?

    And any other legend information you think is useful.

    I can figure lots out, but somethings just don't make any sense.
    I've got that the little purple numbers with arrows are how many km to tokyo, and the shell symbol i assume is for petrol.

    Thanks

    its happening, i even have a inbound flight!

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    the section that says レシャー is leisure activities so if the fish looks like that, it's probably fishing but another icon would probably be fish fast food/family restaurants

    more information here as well

    http://www.e-wadachi.com/howto/map_e.html

    Yellow square with red triangle flag looks like "swimming place"
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    Purple roads are the fun roads..
    Purple with green lines are small roads (worth checking out)
    Brownand white ones are off road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydeNobuyuki View Post



    the section that says レシャー is leisure activities so if the fish looks like that, it's probably fishing but another icon would probably be fish fast food/family restaurants

    more information here as well

    http://www.e-wadachi.com/howto/map_e.html

    Yellow square with red triangle flag looks like "swimming place"
    The above link answers just about all my questions.
    The little fish in a circles turns out to be "Public baths" I would never have guessed that one!

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    It's not a little fish, it's the hiragana rendering of hot water (ゆ)

    btw, nice translation Hyde. It'd be good to make this a sticky under "Mapple Legend" or something like that.

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    Yeah I saw a bigger picture of it, and no it isn't a little fish, but it does look like a little fish at the size it is on the map, and it made so much sense to have camping ground, onsen and food all next to each other, sadly it is not a little fish!

    But there is a big fish and I assume that is a fishing spot... and what about the little apple symbol and the green flag i just assumed was a golf course?

    Also can someone confirm
    on the link above the second jpeg.
    Have they marked the tollway and expressway back to front.
    Isn't the big purple road the toll road?
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    I think I saw one of those books once but all the roads around here that it recommended as 'good riding roads' were, yes, scenic but packed full of cars so I never bothered with them ... might have to have another look though.

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    I didn't make those images though. So, sorry for the oversizing.

    little fish (ゆ) ? hahaha I never thought of that!

    the jumping fish, should be a fishing spot though (under the レシャー section)
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    We have that problem here in Australia.
    One of our best riding roads in Victoria "Great Ocean Road" is fantastic except for all those bloody tourists!
    It even has signs says "In Australia we drive on the left hand side" with big arrows so they don't get confused!
    we will be riding mid week, which will probably reduce that problem.

    I really need to get asian language recognition installed on this computer don't I

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    oh, not to derail this thread,
    but could someone explain how to use the keitai mapple site?
    Can I use my phone's GPS to tell me which map page and map grid matches my current location?
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    I guess it'll depend on the phone's data - all mine says is like "Yasu, Shiga" if you get lat/long you could do it ...
    ... easier to buy a navi, surely? :D

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    Derail all you like so long as it is vaguely related to mapple. I was looking at that feature yesterday, and concluded....TO HARD!

    Also more legend questions...
    On the big fold out map at the front. on the colour side it has these three little red dots which form a triangle. what do they represent?
    And the red square on its point for that matter,

    but then the really confusing bit, you turn the map over to the black and white side and it is covered in pink and purple dots.... HELP!

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    I went to look at these Mapple guides but they're in Japanese which I can't read.
    Is there anything in English, Italian or French?
    Is there anything online?
    Italians do it better...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ascanio1 View Post
    I went to look at these Mapple guides but they're in Japanese which I can't read.
    Is there anything in English, Italian or French?
    Is there anything online?
    Posted above are English translations of the map legend/markings. Cross reference with google maps for English readings of place names. Or, just use google maps alone, which are often more up to date than the mapples anyway.

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    Thanks dmizer,

    I was looking for something on the lines of "Motorcycle Vagabonding in Japan" by Guy de la Rupelle http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Vag...nding+in+Japan but - if possible - in digital format.
    I have ridden almost all of his reccommended routes around Tokyo and I'm looking for new ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    Posted above are English translations of the map legend/markings.
    I saw that post, nice work. But it remains a PITA to have to cross reference. I'm lazy. I want things laid out simple, if possible.

    Quote Originally Posted by dmizer View Post
    Or, just use google maps alone, which are often more up to date than the mapples anyway.
    That's the problem, google maps does not have any reccommended routes which is what I'm looking for.

    Does anyone one have any 2/3 day tour reccommendations for the Tolyo area?
    Places to stay, restaurants to visit, things to see, roads to ride, etc. etc.?
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    Hello Hello

    I am Sophie from Paris / France.
    I plan to come to ride in Japan in May for 10 days...


    Today, i'am trying to buy with amazon.jp from France these mapples touring map and i have to say that it's driving me crazy !
    Please could you help me ?

    If Japan is always divided as this map :

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    I would need the 3, 4, 5 and 6 touring mapple for my ride.

    But I don't want to buy the wrong one... Please could you tell me if i need to buy the A, B, C.. corresponding to 1, 2, 3 ?? or not ??

    Thanks a lot in advance for your help !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sophie View Post
    Please could you tell me if i need to buy the A, B, C.. corresponding to 1, 2, 3 ?? or not ??
    A is Hokkaido. You said you're not going there, so it's useless.
    B is a map of all of Japan. This includes maps for all areas of Japan at a low resolution.
    C is Kanto. This is the area around Tokyo, and is included in other maps, so it's not necessary to buy it.
    D is the central region of Japan. This map could be useful to you during your trip.
    E is another Kanto region map. This is exactly the same as C except the release date is different.
    F is a magazine, and useless to you.

    There are lots of maps that are missing from the list you posted above. However, I would recommend you buy B. Otherwise you'll have to pay so much money to purchase about 4 or 5 separate area maps. The resolution isn't as good, and some roads are missing, but it's a good overview and a good compromise between utility and cost efficiency. Once you get here, you can meet up with some of us and we can either lend you our regional mapples or allow you to take a closer look for planning a few days riding.

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    from looking at your proposed tour map in another thread i would say you should buy 3 mapples. the Chubu-Hokuriku, the Kansai, and the Chugoku-Shikoku. you could get away without the Kansai maybe as there is only a small section on the Kii peninsula not covered by the other two.

    my advice is don't buy the all in one mapple. you said you like to ride small roads. the reason to buy the individual mapples is to see all the small roads that are possible.

    maybe we can help you with some links later. sorry, i am too sleepy to look them up now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sophie View Post
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    This is actually pretty useful stuff, so here's the Romaji readings with the Japanese Kanji for each map.

    1) is Hokkaido 北海道
    2) is Tohoku 東北
    3) is Kanto 関東
    4) is Chubu/Hokuriku 中部北陸
    5) is Kansai 関西
    6) is Chugoku and Shikoku 中国・四国
    7) is Kyushu and Okinawa 九州 沖縄

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