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"Nanshin area" which is near from Nagoya.
I enjoyed the rustic mountain road.

Magome is a historic site of an old Japanese road.

"Nanshin area" means "South area of Shinshuu".
Needless to say, Shinshu is one of Japan's leading motorcycle touring areas.
However, "Nanshin" is not good from Kanto and Kansai.
As a result, this area is not very popular in reality.
So I went to explore in this area to convey information on this area.


It is a memorable highland highway of your life.
Shikoku Karst Park Line.

Riding on Shikoku Karst Park Line

The Shikoku region of Japan is one of the best mountain countries. The view is characterized by an endlessly mountainous landscape. However, the only exception is this Shikoku Karst.
Under the wide open view there is a field of limestone stone towers. I can not think that this is the summit of the Great Mountain Range, the grassland spreads all over the mountain.
The altitude here is about 1400 meters. One trail crossing a cool paradise even in summer is this Shikoku Karst Park Line.


It is a heavenly road with an altitude of 1800 m.
Venus Line of Nagano Prefecture.

This picture is Kurumayama plateaus.

That name is also a Venus line.This is the road for some of the most famous motorcycles in Japan.
From the plateau to the mountainous area, it is a feature of the landscape route with many changes. Since the scene changes variously, I did not get tired of even a long distance of about 76 km in total length.
This road crosses Shinshu in the north and south, and many tourist points such as Tateshina Highlands, Yatsugatake Mountain Foot, Shirakaba Lake, Kaoyama Plateau, Kirigamine and Mikigahara are connected.


Do you know Nagoya, 3rd largest city in Japan?
I went to a strange shrine near Nagoya and a unique temple.

A strange Momotaro shrine in Aichi Prefecture.

You know Tokyo and Osaka. But probably Nagoya is not very famous.
Nagoya is a large city between Tokyo and Osaka. Of course there is history and unique culture.
I went to a strange shrine near Nagoya and a mysterious temple on this trip.
I hope that this report is interesting to you.


This is a tourist's sanctuary! Everyone is impressed.
Oita, Kumamoto, Yamanami Highway.

Way of Laputa

If you are a Japanese rider you definitely know this road name. It is the best touring course in Japan, Yamanami Highway.
The total length of this road is long, about 58 km. This road lying in the highland areas of both Oita and Kumamoto prefectures is an important main road in terms of transportation and at the same time boasts tremendous popularity as a long and stunning road of the foremost of Kyushu.
To pass through Kyushu's plateau area is the way the scenery in Kyushu condensed. There are so many viewpoints in this route.


If you go to Izu or Hakone, do not forget to go!
Numazu and Mishima area are interesting.

Sushi of Izu

This time I will report the surroundings of Numazu City and Mishima City in Shizuoka Prefecture. It is an area adjacent to Izu and Hakone famous for motorcycle tourists.
However, Izu and Hakone are too good, so Numazu and Mishima have passed by everyone. I think it is a pity. Because there are lots of interesting things in this area.


Historic city and exhilarating road (Part 1)
Bandai Azuma Road / Fukushima Prefecture

Bandai Azuma Road

Unfortunately the reason for making Fukushima Prefecture's name famous is the nuclear power plant accident caused by the earthquake. However, contamination by accident is only a part of the sea side of Fukushima.
It has almost no influence on the inland area we have done.
The tour with this report is Bandai Azuma Road. Previously it was a toll road, but now all can be used for free.
It is a beautiful road that you can enjoy the volcanic belt of Fukushima. Spring is a snowy wall, summer is cool, autumn is a wonderful scene of leaves.


Another route crossing Setouchi.
Tobishima Kaido / Kure City to Imabari City

Shimanami Kaido

There are three routes crossing Setouchi, Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, Bisan Seto Ohashi Bridge and Shimanami Kaido. Each has a giant bridge one of the best in the world, and because it is an exclusive road for a car, it is very fast to move.
However, there is another route that is never famous. That is Tobishima Kaido. It is a route connecting Kure City of Hiroshima Prefecture and Imabari City of Ehime prefecture.


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