Mount Tsukuba & Lake Kasumigaura Course
Enjoy both the Mount Tsukuba and Lake Kasumigaura areas on this course which runs from Itako in the east to Iwase in the west. The long flat stretches of road around the Lake Kasumigaura area followed by the hill climbs around Mount Tsukuba give cyclists the chance to test their abilities across the board.
Itako Bus Terminal
Start! For those wishing to arrive by train and rent a bike, start at Itako Station.
Itako Station Tourist Informataround 0.8km
Borrow a bike for as little as ￥500 from this tourist information office and explore the area without worrying about bringing your own bike.
This park looks out over Lake Kasumigaura, said to be one of the 100 best views of Ibaraki. Car park, rest area and toilets available.around 5km
Roadside Station Tamatsukuri & Namegata Local Products Market
Pick up some fresh local products like deli foods or sashimi made using freshwater fish from the Lake Kasumigaura area. The best-selling product is a local speciality fish burger made using catfish.around 15km
Relax in the refreshing breeze or stroll through the forest area at this lakeside park. The park also houses a local history museum, small aquarium, tea house and traditional houses, and is located next to Kasumigaura Community Centre and restaurant.around 3km
Mushikake Rest Areaaround 21.5km
Tsukuba Rest Area
The mid-point of the former Tsukuba Railway. Fully equipped with cycle racks and pumps.around 17km
JR Iwase Station
Finish! Borrow or return a rental cycle near station. It is possible to pick up and return bikes at separate locations provided you make a reservation.around 19.5km