Located in the center of Japan, Awaji Island is the largest island in the Seto Inland Sea with a population of 130,000. “Kojiki, the oldest historical record of Japan mentions that the first of Japanese islands to be created was Awaji.
Awaji Island has a mild climate and is blessed with a rich variety of foods such as beef, vegetables, and fish, attracting many tourists. The island is also very popular among cyclists, as they can enjoy riding along the beautiful scenery of the coast. Please visit the attractive Awaji Island!
Awaji Island consists of three cities: Awaji City (northern part), Sumoto City (central part), and Minami Awaji City (southern part). The Izanagi Course in Awaji City includes the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge, which connects Honshu and Awaji Island, and Izanagi Shrine, the oldest shrine in Japan. The Coastal Course in Sumoto City offers brick-built townscapes and beautiful coastal streets. The Whirlpool Course in Minami Awaji City includes Onaruto Bridge, famous for its whirlpools, and Keino Matsubara, where about 50,000 pine trees spread out. The Matsubara at sunset is a spectacular sight and has been selected as one of the best 100 sunsets in Japan. In reality, the Onaruto Bridge is not accessible by bicycle.
We invite you to try the three courses that will allow you to enjoy the charms of each city.
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Ride and finish the selected routes in a "Time Trial" or Race.