"Arama Festival" is a very popular festival of Imabetsu Town. This is a religious festival to celebrate good harvests at the end of summer. A man and a woman pair up for dancing. In 2016, Hokkaido Shinkansen started running and Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station was built. This staion is the starting point for this course. First, we head to Tappizaki, the northernmost point of Tsugaru Peninsula. On the way to Tappizaki, you go up "National Stair Route 339." Winds blow like a dragon is flying. Getting over the strong winds, you will see the beautiful view of Tsugaru Strait. From the observation tower, you can see the strait and Hokkaido in the distance. You bike on Matsumae Street on your way back. This road continues for approximately 73km to the goal (Kanita Station).
ClearNorthern Day Ride
Get Impressed with the boisterous winds of Okutsugaru and the beautiful view of Tsugaru Strait
- Required Time：About 5hr.
- Course Type：One-way
- Start：Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station
- Goal：Kanita Station
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- | Distance | 73km
- | Elevation | 643m
- | Maximum difference in elevation | 595m
- | Required Time | About 5hr.
- | Course Type | One-way
- | Start | Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station
- | Goal | Kanita Station
- | Grade | ★★★★
Tappizaki is often used in verses of songs. The strong wind is interpreted as "a dragon flies."
It is interesting to see the houses with the mountains in the background.
Carry your bike and go up National Stair Road. Beautiful scenery.
The sign boards, made of wings of wind generators, is impressive.
There are cute, colorful sea huts at the fishing village around Tappizaki. Quiet, nostalgic view.
In 2016, Hokkaido Shinkansen Okutsugaru Imabetsu Station was built.