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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-kilometer (112 mile) 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 beauty of Lake Kasumigaura and Mt. Tsukuba.


Take your 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 landscapes. There are courses for every skill level. Rental bicycles can be picked up and dropped off at any point along the route. If you want to travel lightly, use the luggage storage facilities to keep your baggage. There are even accommodations that allow you to bring your 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.

How to get there

Take the train from Tokyo Station to Tsuchiura Station, Iwase Station, or Tsukuba Station. It’s just a short walk from either station.


1-5-1 Kawaguchi, Tsuchiura-shi, Ibaraki-ken


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