- Paola Gianotti
- 8:16:49 day(s):hour(s):minute(s)
- Japan (Cape Sata)
The fastest time to cycle the length of Japan north to south by a female is 8 days, 16 hr and 19 min, achieved by Paola Gianotti (Italy), cycling from Cape Soya to Cape Sata (Japan), from 24 May to 1 June 2017.
Paola Gianotti is also the Guinness World Records title holder for:
- Fastest circumnavigation by bicycle (female)
- Fastest time to visit 48 contiguous US states by bicycle (female)
Paola's purpose was to continue the project she had started during the fastest time to visit 48 contiguous US states by bicycle (female). During this journey she collected money to buy 73 bicycles for women in Karamoja (Uganda), while attempting the fastest crossing of Japan, she collected money to build a bicycle repair shop for women.