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The Izu Peninsula is the perfect touring area!
Izu area report part 1. / Nishi Izu Skyline

Nishiizu Skyline

Higashi Izu is the most popular among the riders in the Izu area. Because access to the area is easy. But being popular means a lot of traffic volume.Since the access around this "Nishiizu skyline" is a little far away, the place where the traffic volume is small is good.
Nishi Izu has few symbolic tourist attractions. But it is because it compares with Higashi Izu. Even Nishi Izu has delicious fish dishes, fine springs, and wonderful scenery.If the weather is okay you can appreciate the sights of Suruga Bay and Mt. Fuji. It is beauty like painting.

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This city is built on the plateau between the north and south, and the slope is distinctive. "Kimono matches" It is a castle town./Kitsuki, Oita

Suya's slope/Kitsuki Oita

Kitsuki city is located in the northeastern part of Oita prefecture, the southern part of the Kunishin peninsula. It receives the benefits of the temperate climate peculiar to the Seto Inland Sea, few rainy days, and snowfall is only one or two times a year.
Iyo-nada in the east, Beppu bay in the south and the southeastern part has a beautiful coast with a view. In the north there are mountains continuing from Futagosan, in the west the Kanagoe mountains and the northwestern part form a natural mountainous area surrounded by gentle mountains.

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Moka City - Largest Strawberry producer in Japan


Moka (真岡市: Mohka-shi a municipality) is in southeast of Tochigi Prefecture. One and half hour Shinkansen (Bullet Train) ride takes you to our municipality, which is rich in culture, history and its natural environment. It is well-known for its railways (Moka-Tetsudo), cotton (Moka-Momen) and strawberries. Especially for strawberries Moka is the largest producer in Japan.

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

Aso gairinzan touring corse

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.

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Explore Your Interests in Local Delicacy and Traditional Culture /Kasama, Ibaraki

Kasama Inari Jinja Shrine

Kasama is located in the center of Ibaraki Prefecture, about 100km northeast of Tokyo. Kasama can be reached by car from Tokyo on either the Joban Expressway or the Tohoku Expressway via the Kitakanto Expressway. The city has a Pacific Coast climate, with high temperatures and high humidity in summer and a dry, sunny weather in winter.

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Sumita in Iwate prefecture is surrounded by abundant water and greenery, gifted with a location of Kenji Miyazawa’s work, “Taneyama ga Hara”, and a mystical cave, “Rokando”.

Taneyama ga Hara

Sumita is a town located in the southeastern part of Iwate prefecture, and positioned in the southeast of the fertile Kitakami Plateau. Sumita has a fairly mild climate for Iwate prefecture in northeastern Japan, and is especially warm in the winter due to the Pacific coast climate, cool in the summer due to the inland climate, and is relatively pleasant throughout the year.

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The easiest course that is closest to Tokyo!
I went round the Miura Peninsula.

Sunset of Miura Peninsula

Speaking of touring courses close to Tokyo, Hakone and Chichibu are famous. But actually there is a better area closer. That is the Miura Peninsula area in Kanagawa Prefecture.
The Miura Peninsula splitting the Tokyo Bay and Sagami Bay is a distance that does not need an hour if you use a high-speed toll road. Moreover, it is a compact size that you can see almost everything on a day trip.It is a good area for travelers who want to try the Japanese road.

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The coastline called “Alps of the Ocean” / Tanohata Village

A scenic spot ”Kitayamazaki cliffs”

Tanohata Village is located in the northern coast of Iwate Prefecture, faces the Pacific Ocean.
Tanohata is surrounded by the sea and mountains, said “Tibet in Japan” before the transport network is maintained.
Major industries in Tanohata are fishery and dairy farming.
In the summer, a cold Pacific wind called “Yamase” blows and is not suitable for rice production. It is rather cold in winter, but it doesn’t always snow.
There was damage of the tsunami in the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011. You would feel the scratch of the tsunami.
National Route 45 crosses Tanohata. And Prefectural Route 44 in Tanohata is a road along the coast and is suitable for touring.

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Kanuma Imamiya Shrine Festival - one of the leading festivals in Japan since the Edo Period
UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

Kanuma Imamiya Shrine Festival

Kanuma is located 100 kilometers to the north of Tokyo. Formerly an important post station between Edo (present Tokyo) and Nikko, the city shares the same cultural area. Among many festivals in Kanuma where you can catch hearts and daily lives of Japanese people, the biggest is Kanuma Imamiya Shrine Festival held on the second Saturday and Sunday of every October. The festival has been recognized as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage and features 27 Yatai (floats) intricately carved on all sides. This scale ranks it as one of the leading festivals in Japan.

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