To see the natural splendor of Ibaraki you’ve got to hop on a bike and head to Ring Ring Road.
One of the best ways to explore Japan is by bicycle. Sure, the intricate network of Tokyo's train systems and the eye-watering high speeds of the bullet train are impressive. But if you really want to take in the scenery, discover hidden delights, and really get to know the country, then hop on a bicycle and hit the cycling tracks. Recently, the nation has experienced a cycling renaissance, thanks largely to the government's National Cycle Route Scheme. It's a program showcasing world-class cycling routes, offering visitors the opportunity to discover natural and cultural delights. The Tsukuba-Kasumigaura Ring-Ring Road is one of only three recognized courses under the National Cycle Route Scheme and the most accessible from Tokyo.