Picturesque Lake Togo and 4 Onsen Resort Trail (Distance: 73km)

<Course 06>Picturesque Lake Togo and 4 Onsen Resort Trail (Distance: 73km) <Course 06>Picturesque Lake Togo and 4 Onsen Resort Trail (Distance: 73km)

Enjoy cycling around Lake Togo (12km), passing Hawai and Togo hot spring resorts. By going over a hill of pear farms, you will reach Misasa Onsen. Go over another hill to get to Sekigane Onsen. Enjoy a foot bath at each resort. A scenic route with lake, mountains and onsens! (Distance: 73km; Highest Elevation: 530m; Accumulated Elevation Gain: 847m)

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JR Kurayoshi Sation


JR Kurayoshi Sation
A tourist hub in the central region of Tottori Prefecture and an express train gateway to Osaka, Kyoto, and the rest of San’in Region. From the terminal, you can take buses to many tourist spots in the region. In the evening, you can see many Onsen hotel shuttle buses picking up their guests.
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Lake Togo(Togo Onsen・Hawai Onsen)


Lake Togo(Togo Onsen・Hawai Onsen)
Having been loved since a long time ago, the Lake Togo, one of the best eight views in San’in, is also called “Crane Lake” since it has the shape of a crane stretching wings. Hawai Onsen and Togo Onsen get its water from the source at the bottom of the lake. This abundant quantity of water makes it possible to flow directly from the source, which is much popular among the visitors.
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Mt. Izumo Scenic Lookout Point


Mt. Izumo Scenic Lookout Point
Once upon a time, Princess Shitateru, the daughter of Okuninushi (Lord of Izumo Province), arrived at this place by sea from Izumo Province and resided in Shitori Shrine. Princess thought of her home province, and came to this lookout point to see Izumo, which is far away from this place. People knew how she was feeling, which led the lookout point to be called Izumo-yama (Mt. Izumo).
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Four-Armed Nets


Four-Armed Nets
These four-armed nets (yotsude-ami) were used in a unique traditional method to catch fish. Now they form the iconic serene landscape of Lake Togo.
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Nanzeki Pass


Nanzeki Pass
A Pass with 200m elevation. You will find beautiful pear fields before going over the pass.
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Misasa Onsen(Lunch)


Misasa Onsen(Lunch)
Misasa is one of the most outstanding onsen in San’in Region with more than 70 spring sources, which has 850-year-old history. Take a leisurely stroll around the onsen town of Misasa in a yukata, which makes you relax and feel the good old days of Japan.

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Sekigane Onsen


Sekigane Onsen
Sekigane Onsen is said to have been found around 720 CE in Nara period, which is selected as one of Japan’s Best 100 Spas. Its water is clear and colorless, and has neither smell nor taste. That is why it is called “Shirogane no Yu”, which means silver hot spring.
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Old tracks of former Japanese National Railway’s Kurayoshi Line


Old tracks of former Japanese National Railway's Kurayoshi Line
The line was closed in 1985. Along the route, you can see former Taikyuji Station, abandoned railway tracks and a bamboo forest.
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Kurayoshi Shirakabe Dozo-gun


Kurayoshi Shirakabe Dozo-gun
Along with the Tamagawa River, standing in neat rows, the Kurayoshi Shirakabe Dozo-gun buildings were mostly built in Edo and Meiji periods around 1600s-1800s, and the area is designated as Important Preservation District for Group of Traditional Buildings. Stone bridges over Tamagawa, plastered white walls, and akagawara red roof tiles – strolling the historical streets will make you feel comfortable more than you imagine.
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JR Kurayoshi Sation

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