We are very lucky to live in western Tottori Prefecture where we have Japan Sea and Mt. Daisen almost next to each other. This allows us to enjoy downhill cycling from mountain to sea!
Today, I tried one of the downhill cycling courses; from Daisenji are to Niodo Park in Saihaku.
There is one of Cycle Cafe which offers cyclists some support during their trip.
There are numbers of cafes in western Tottori Prefecture and they offer various services like bike rack, air pump and tools for your bike.
This is their sign!
I start from the beech forest and head to blue Japan Sea.
Sometimes, we get off our bikes and learn about nature from the guide in the forest.
It is wonderful to be able to keep going through beautiful scenery.
We made our own rice balls on the side of rice fields for lunch today.
The ingredients are produced locally. Even though we had very simple rice balls and miso soup, it is the best lunch when you can enjoy it outside with this gorgeous view.
Amazingly straight road!
You can see Japan Sea now. The goal is almost there.
This is Niodo Park. A giant statue welcome you. It is called Karasu Tengu which is a local legendary creature.