It is no more than 2km from 和倉温泉Wakura Onsen train station to the bridge that crosses the bay to 能登島 Notojima island. We crossed fairly early in the morning and there was little traffic on the bridge making it relatively easy to appreciate the breath-taking vies of the blue waters beneath of 七尾湾 Nanao Bay.
The 能登半島 Noto Peninsula is in the Western coast of Japan. When looking at a map of Japan it is the part that juts out from 本州 Honshu in to the 日本海 Sea of Japan. 能登 Noto is generally a haven of smooth, traffic free roads that meander their way through scenic landscapes and historical places.
Cycling Diary : A truly memorable day climbing from sea level to the Mount Fuji skyline road.
We cycled from Shin-Fuji to Mount Fuji Skyline Road via Fujinomiya on a day in April. The highest point of this cycling route was 1460 metres above sea level.
Cycling Diary: April Rail and Cycling Tour Day 2/3 to Shimanami Kaido
This is our cycling diary for Shimanami Kaido, which is probably the most well-known Japanese cycling route. The route connects Honshu to Shikoku with a series of bridges that are architecturally attractive and there are numerous opportunities to delight in the beautiful scenery of the Setonaikai inland sea, their islands and small villages en-route. For further informaton on Shimanami Kaido, please also see the following post: Shimanami Kaido Cycling Route
Cycling Diary: April Rail and Cycling Tour Day 1 to Sakurajima, Kagoshima
This is our cycling diary for a day in April to Sakurajima in Kagoshima. Sakurajima is easily accessible for cyclists from Kagoshima via a pleasant ferry ride with a good view of the active volcanic mountain of Sakurajima.
In April 2017, we used 7-day standard Japan Rail Pass to do a rail and cycling tour of Japan. We did a day trip on the Day 1 to Kagoshima then 5-day trip covering Shimanami Kaido, Mt Fuji and Noto Peninsula, with the last day travelling to Osaka to catch our flight from Kansai Airport. This is our brief itinerary for 7 days with further posting for each route to follow.
In Japan you can take bikes on trains including Shinkansen free of charge with no need for prior booking, but you need to carry them in bike bags called Rinko 輪行 bag.
Please refer to our article below or further information on taking your bike on trains in Japan.