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Shikotsuko Cycling Road – Mt.Eniwa Park Line – Shiroishi Cycling Road – Toyohira River Cycling Road

July 16, 2013 Leave a comment

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Another good day for bike riding!
Today we take “Eniwadake Koen sen” (Mt. Eniwa – park line) for the first time.

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This is Shikotsuko (Lake Shikotsu) cycling road.
If we go straight this way, we can go to Lake Shikotsu,
but this time we turn to the left and take the way to Eniwa city.

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This is Eniwa-dake koen sen.

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This area is “Ramarunai Nature Park”.

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A bridge over the Ramarunai River.

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Tree-step falls can be seen from the bridge.

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Clear, beautiful water of the Ramarunai River.

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A bridge over the Izari river in Eniwa City.

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One of the four statues on the Eniwa Bridge.

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The “country sign” shows this area is Kitahiroshima City.

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At the Kitahiroshima JR station. This railway station is one of a few stations
where bikers can go inside with their bikes.

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Shiroishi Cycling Road.

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In front of the kitashiroshima cycling station.
Many bikers are taking a break here.

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Toyohira River cycling road.

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A view of the Toyohira River cycling road.

Today’s travelling distance: 85.7 km
Today’s average speed: 19 kmh
Run time: 4:30
Consumed calories: 1278 kcal

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Shiroishi Cycling Road – Toyohira River Cycling Road 2013

July 14, 2013 Leave a comment

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Riding on the Shiroishi cycling road, for the first time of this year.

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My favorite stretch of Shiroishi Cycling Road.

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Shiroishi cycling road near the Kitahiroshima JR station.

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The “country sign” shows that this is Nanporo Town.

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There is a rice paddy on the left.

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And a wheat field on the right side.

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A straight road with a good view behind us.

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Taking a break at Ebetsu City River Disaster Prevention Center.

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How about having a soft ice cream of “Machimura Farm” at
Ebetsu City River Disaster Prevention Center?

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This is “Ebechun”, a mascot of Ebetsu city.
Its face is square shaped, because Ebetsu’s signature product is (squere shaped) brick,
and Ebetsu is also famous for the production of wheat, so Ebechun is holding a wheat ear.
I still don’t know why Ebechun is weeping, but Ebechun is so cute.

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Returning to Sapporo.

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And going into Toyohira River Cycling Road.

The bridge on the back is “Munich Bridge”.

Today’s traveling distance: 88.7 km
traveling time: 4:23
average speed: 20.2 km/h
consumed calories: 1,239 kcal

Akebono Anime Manga Festa

July 2, 2013 Leave a comment

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Akebono Anime Manga Festa will be held this Sunday.  (10:00am to 5:00 pm)

The venue is : Akebono Art & Community Center

(4-1, South 11 West 9, Chuo-ward, Sapporo)

They will have “Cos-play (=costume play) photo session” and “Maid Cafe” .

Entrance fee is 1,000 yen for an adult, and 500 yen for a student.

The Festa is hosted by NPO Concarino and supported by the city of Sapporo.

Why don’t you come and enjoy!

Cycling around Mt. Yotei

July 1, 2013 Leave a comment

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This is Mt. Yotei, aka Mt. Fuji in Hokkaido.

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Cycling along a country road.

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Going into Kutchan Town, famous for its ski resort.

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Niseko mountain range can be seen in the back.

It’s supposed to be summer, but the mountains still have snow.

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Shiribechi River and the yellow bridge, a symbol of Niseko Town.

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A view from the yellow bridge.

People who are enjoying kayaking can be seen.

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Taking lunch at “Niseko View Plaza”, looking at Mt. Yotei.

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This time we traveled in the counterclockwise direction around Mt. Yotei.

There were actually a lot of ups and downs.

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Returned to “Kyogoku Water Spring Park”,  the starting point for today.

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Collecting some fresh spring water at “Kyogoku Fukidashi Park”.

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Lastly,  a good hot spring bath at “Kyogoku Onsen”!!

It’s in front of the Kyogoku Fukidashi Park, and you can take an outside hot spring bath,

looking at the great view of Mt. Yotei.

Today’s travel distance: 51km

Today’s average speed : 19 km/h

Run time:  2 hours and a half