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CYCLING ADVENTURES

CYCLING ADVENTURES

Take a two-wheeled journey along the stunning Sanriku coastline. You'll get the full picture of the unique geography of the area, and work up an appetite for local dishes and drinks afterwards!
How to Rent a Bicycle

About 7h

KESENNUMA WHERE CYCLISTS COME TO DISCOVER JAPAN

KESENNUMA WHERE CYCLISTS COME TO DISCOVER JAPAN

AR Touring Map

Touring Map (PDF)

Touring Map (PDF)

DESTINATION LIST

Course details

9:00 START

KESENNUMA STATION

Within 1 minute

9:01

9:10

Tourist Information Center near Station (Bicycle rental)

1. Tourist Information Center near Station (Bicycle rental)

This is a great first stop in your visit, just after getting off the train at Kesennuma station. The Tourist Information Center has all you need to plan out your adventure in Kesennuma, with updated information on events, attractions, and even important road and facility information which changes as...

About 20 minutes (about 50 minutes on foot). You can go up to the parking lot by bicycle, but at the observation deck, park your bicycle in the parking lot and walk for about 10 minutes.

9:30

9:50

Mt.Anba

2. Mt.Anba

Mt. Anba is a towering 239 meters, letting you get the full view of Kesennuma. A symbol of the city, its name “Anba (safe waves) carries the hope of safe sea travels and fruitful catches of fish. You’re guaranteed to see the view from the top in any video introducing Kesennuma. The mountain ri...

About 30 minutes

10:20

10:30

Kesennuma-Ohshima Ohashi Bridge

3. Kesennuma-Ohshima Ohashi Bridge

The Oshima Bridge, officially opened in mid 2019, spans a narrow section of the Kesennuma bay, and is the only land route to Oshima. This is a very significant structure for all the people in Kesennuma city, as it symbolizes unity in an ongoing recovery effort. Oshima sits just southeast of Kesennu...

About 10 minutes

10:40

11:00

Kesennuma Oshima Welcome Terminal Area

4. Kesennuma Oshima Welcome Terminal Area

This homely rest stop sits on the main road that connects Kesennuma with the neighboring Oshima area to the East. It welcomes you to Oshima with nice views an the inlet harbor, and a couple cafes just before you arrive at the long stretch of beautiful beach at Tanaka-hama. “Michi no eki” (literally ...

About 20 minutes

11:20

11:40

Tatsumai-zaki

5. Tatsumai-zaki

Situated at the tip of Oshima, Tatsumai-zaki takes you on a trail that gives you both a neat hike through dense coastal vegetation, and a panoramic view of the north Japan coastline when you reach the cliff face at the water’s edge. The trail is lined with black pine trees, which can be foun...

About 12 minutes

11:52

12:02

Kodanohama Beach

6. Kodanohama Beach

Oda beach is on the east side of Oshima, and a beautiful gem for all beach goers, with its long, arching beach surrounded by deep greens in the rolling hills. It has long been a favorite in Japan, having been selected as the runner-up for the most beautiful beach in Japan, with some of the cleanest ...

About 4 minutes

12:06

12:16

Tanakahama Beach

7. Tanakahama Beach

A beach situated on the east coast of Oshima, very close to the “Kyuukei-mura” inn. It took damage in the tsunami, but has made a comeback with attractions like the “Michibiki statue” and the “Azumaya” recreation center. This is a popular beach for experience programs like stand-up paddle boarding, ...

About 18 minutes

12:34

13:00

Mt.Kame-yama

8. Mt.Kame-yama

Mt. Kame-yama stands as the highest mountain on Oshima at a relatively easy 235 meters, and is the perfect place to both gaze over the port of Kesennuma city, as well as see a dazzling starry sky above you at night. Mt. Kame-yama has consistently been voted among the top stargazing spots in all of J...

About 1 hour

14:00

15:00

Mishione Yokocho

9. Mishione Yokocho

In a nook right behind the main port area, this small, friendly enclave of restaurants and bars gives you everything you need to kick off or top off your day. It has become both a popular place for a typical night out, but also a beacon of light for fisherman or truckers finishing their work in the ...

About 5 minutes

15:05

16:05

Anchor Espresso Coffee

10. Anchor Espresso Coffee

Anchor Coffee the definitive cafe of Kesennuma! With their own signature blend of coffees, they also provide seasonal specialties from single sources. You can always expect delicious options for food as well, a popular one among locals being the spiced swordfish curry. The owner is a chef himself, a...


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