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Ring Ring Bike Road in Ibaraki

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A countryside cycling experience, one hour from Tokyo

Ibaraki Prefecture

 

 

The Tsukuba Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road is a 180 km (112 mi) long cycling course certified as a national cycle route. Although it is only an hour away from Tokyo by train, you can enjoy cycling while admiring the natural scenic beauty of Lake Kasumigaura and Mt. Tsukuba.

 

Take you pick from several Ring Ring Road courses with different views and difficulty levels, from hill climbing on Mt. Tsukuba to rambling through the pastoral, rural landscape. Whatever your ability, there is sure to be a course that is right for you. No bike? Don’t worry, along the route there are rental bicycles that can be picked up and dropped off at any point. If you want to travel light, use the luggage storage facilities to keep your baggage. There are even accommodations that allow you to bring your own bicycle into your room!

 

Nearby the cycling course you will find many restaurants, cafes, and sake breweries using ingredients produced in Ibaraki Prefecture. Ibaraki is the largest producer of lotus root and melons in Japan, and also famous for fruits such as strawberries and pears, and seafood such as Japanese pond smelt and Japanese icefish. Feast on a variety of Ibaraki's delicacies and local brews after your bike ride.

 

You can get to the Ring Ring Road Cycling Course by train. It’s just a short walk away from Tsuchiura Station, Iwase Station and Tsukuba Station.

 

 

How to get there

 

You can get to the Ring Ring Road Cycling Course by train. It’s just a short walk away from Tsuchiura Station, Iwase Station and Tsukuba Station.

 

 

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