• From the idyllic scenery of Minamiaizu, to the natural and historic highlights of Shimogo, to the samurai legacy of Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima’s breathtaking Aizu area is a cyclist’s paradise. Enjoy beautiful Japanese scenery unchanged since ancient times as you cycle through mountainous areas as high as 1,000 meters in elevation and peaceful countryside, stopping at historic sites like Tsuruga Castle and the Ouchijuku post station, as well as masterpieces of nature such as the To-no-Hetsuri cliffs and Byobuiwa Rock. Local specialties like traditional wappa-meshi meals served in wooden boxes, soba noodles, and “sauce” katsudon pork cutlets are not to be missed. We also recommend exploring the rustic stations of the Aizu Railway. In spring of 2017, Tobu’s “Revaty” Limited Express began service, providing direct access from Asakusa. These routes offer plenty of variety, with landmarks both natural and historical, and are sure to satisfy experienced cyclists and amateur riders alike.