Time： 4 - 6 hrTransportation： CyclingChallenge Level： ★★☆☆
Grab a cycling map at Itoigawa Station and breeze along the Kubiki Cycling Road, a beautiful bicycle path which follows the coast along the Sea of Japan. Enjoy a breathtaking seaside ride while exploring Itoigawa's rich maritime culture!
Rent a bicycle at Itoigawa GeoStation GeoPal's Tourist Information Desk. Grab a cycling map, check the seasonal event and tourist information, then get ready to start your ride!more
Don't forget to check the weather forecast before you go!
Kubiki Cycling RoadBicycle
This 33 km bicycle path is built atop the remains of the Old Hokuriku Railroad. The railroad was moved into the mountains in the 1960s and in 1977 the old railroad was converted into a bicycle path.more
The Kubiki Cycling Road follows the coast of the Sea of Japan, through many of Itoigawa's fishing communities.
Nou Hakusan Shrine has over 2000 years of history. Among the gods worshiped here are local goddess Princess Nunakawa and her husband Okuninushi-no-Mikoto. The worship hall--or haiden--features a distinctively pitched thatch roof typical of Japan's snowy north. Sacred Mt. Oyama (90 m) sits behind the shrine, it is said to be the tail of a dragon which once lived in this region and the natural spring water which flows from it is considered holy.more
The main sanctuary--or honden--was built in the Muromachi Period over 500 years ago and is considered a Nationally Important Cultural Property. It can be seen resting against Mt. Oyama, just behind the worship hall.
Marine Dream Nou
Enjoy fresh gourmet seafood at this large seaside market located between Itoigawa's two largest fishing harbors! It's a great place to enjoy lunch and relax by the sea.more
Be sure to visit the Kaiyo High School's museum ship, the Etsuzanmaru, and Marine Museum Kaiyo!
After Your Trip
Enjoy your fill at Marine Dream Nou, then stop by the on-site Tourist Information Desk for more information about things to do in the Nou Region. If you’re up for a little more cycling, continue riding the Kubiki Cycling Road to Tsutsuishi, a beautiful fishing village nestled between the mountains and the sea.