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100 best roads in Japan 2021/4/11 20:43
Hi. I am planning my second cycling trip in Japan and as I am going through different articles many times I find reference to a top list called The 100 best roads in Japan. I read that this or that road got voted in to this list but I cannot find the actual list. I guess it should be something annual.
Any idea? Thanks.
by Tamasta  

Re: 100 best roads in Japan 2021/4/12 14:49
Every road has different charms.And every body has different tastebud
so we can easily get 1000 best roads in Japan.
by Boby (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: 100 best roads in Japan 2021/4/12 14:56
This may be the list you are referring to:
http://japan.mania.cx/road100/
by Uji rate this post as useful

Re: 100 best roads in Japan 2021/4/12 15:20
Thank you Uji. I will peruse that later.

Strava heat maps, Google streetview and things on Youtube from people like Driving enthusiast are helpful. My personal choices would include the Tobishima kaido which is less well know than the Shimanami but just as nice. Be sure to stop for a coffee here http://marusekicafe.com/ Also I thoroughly enjoyed riding from Kagoshima down to Nishi-Oyama station via the Chiran Peace museum and then back around lake Ikeda.

I'm sure @LikeBike will have some other ideas.

Partly this post is to see if they are letting my post again as my recent attempts have never made it to the site
by Stan Norrell rate this post as useful

Re: 100 best roads in Japan 2021/4/12 16:19
Japanese just love rankings. 100 best onsens, 3 best scenic views, 20 best gardens and always something being the "Best", often to an extend where it really gets loveable ridiculous, like "best onion of japan", "best temple of japan that was build before year 1500 but after 1200", "best dried algae on mishima island" and so on... :-)
by Glimpigumpi rate this post as useful

Re: 100 best roads in Japan 2021/4/12 21:46
Do note that a large number of these roads are hilly roads with fantastic views in rural locations which ARE NOT suitable for bicycles.

HOWEVER, I'm sure that somewhere there is a list of the 50 BEST CYCLING ROADS IN JAPAN or something similar. In general, a large number of the best roads tend to have the name "skyline" or something similar and may be a tollway along a windy road with breathtaking views - to a point where it's almost dangerous to drive as you want to watch the view instead of the road.

I'm sure that someone with better Japanese skills might know of it.
by mfedley rate this post as useful

Re: 100 best roads in Japan 2021/4/13 00:20
I think I posted my blog about cycling in Japan to the OP already. Anyway it is here:

http://bicycletraveljapan.blogspot.com/

There is a section about planning and a section about actual rides.

Back in 2017 there was a webpage by the transport ministry listing up a lot of cycling paths. But that website has been taken down and I have never been able to find something similar again.

I just found however a page with suggested cycling trips: (but not necessarily on bike lanes):
https://www.sbaa-bicycle.com/sbaa_sp/course/

While this is a list of actual bike paths but very Kanto focused:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/jitensha-hoken.jp/blog/2018/02/15-cycli...
by LikeBike rate this post as useful

Re: 100 best roads in Japan 2021/5/1 03:44
There are actually countless number of good roads in japan. I think what you should actually look for are the best for cycling since that's why you are looking for the best road.
by benabeka rate this post as useful

Re: 100 best roads in Japan 2021/5/16 09:47
Hi,

I hope that this might help you picking some good roads:
https://jdm4all.com/driving-roads/

by Akataka (guest) rate this post as useful

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