As the saying goes, "the early bird catches the worm." There is an early morning market in front of Mutsu Minato Station in Hachinohe. You can fill your bowl with your choice of fresh fish (squid, sardine, flounder, etc.). After recharging your body with some great food, let's ride on Umineko Line! Starting from the natural monument, Kabushima, you run pararell the beautiful coastline and repeat the moderate ups and downs. Passing Ashigezaki Observation Tower (looks like an ancient castle) and Shirahama Swimming Beach which is crowded with bathers, you arrive at Sanriku Fukkō National Park/Tanesashi Coast. Ryotaro Shiba (a Japanese author best known for his novels about historical events in Japan and on the Northeast Asian sub-continent) described this coast as "the coast we want to guide first when we have a visitor from the universe." Take a rest and say good-bye to the coastline, then enjoy the peaceful mountain ride.
Heaven on Earth Ride
Umineko (Black‐Tailed Gulls) fly in formation over a beautiful seaside road.
- Required Time：About 3hr.
- Course Type：Round
- Start：Mutsuminato Station
- Goal：Mutsuminato Station
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- | Distance | 44km
- | Elevation | 376m
- | Maximum difference in elevation | 147m
- | Required Time | About 3hr.
- | Course Type | Round
- | Start | Mutsuminato Station
- | Goal | Mutsuminato Station
- | Grade | ★★★
Let's go along the coast admiring the horizon spreading on the Pacific Ocean.
The spring water areas are dotted in Hachinohe city. We found one in Ohkuki.
"Hachinohe Canyon", the observation tower which opens the Hachinohe Mine to the public. The view is magnificant and worth a glance.
The morning market in front of Mutsu Minato Station. Everything is fresh and cheap!
Eat fresh Sea Urchin!
Onsens (hotsprings) are open from early morning, one characteristic of a port town.