Maple Yabakei Cycling Road

Oita yabakei cycling

The Maple Yabakei Cycling Road follows the beautiful Yabakei Gorge from Ao-no-Domon to Morizane Onsen along the old route of the Yabakei Railway, the trains of which once threaded their way up the valley. Closed in 1975, the route of the old line has been used to create a 22km cycle path that follows the Yamakuni River on a gentle gradient up through charming rural countryside to its terminus at Morizane Onsen. Here you will find the intriguing Core Yamakuni civic facility, a suprisingly extravagant, shimmering work of architecture to find in rural Japan. Nearby is Yasuragi-no-Sato Onsen, an ideal place to relax and enjoy refreshments.

Rental bicycles of various shapes and sizes, including tandem and chidren’s cycles, are available at the Yabakei Cycling Terminal.

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