Rin+Rin= Rinrin

I cycled the other half of the Rinrin today. Please see my previous post for maps etc.

Oh apart from this map, which is a fascinating little street with a great shrine at the top of it.


All the houses down this parallel street seem to very old and traditionally Japanese, and the shrine is very moonish.

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There was also this cool tower with fire hoses strapped all around it….cause the house are so old and delicate.

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This area is on the bus route to Mount Tsukuba and I saw this cool bus with a cycle rack. I have never seen that before, how do you go about using one of those?

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And back on the Rinrin. This way heads towards Tsuchiura. I actually like this section the most, there seems to be more quaint areas.

 

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And of course the abandoned stations

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And a ninja castle. Well the ruins of Oda castle, which was attacked in 16th century and was never rebuilt. You can read a little about the Oda Clan here.

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There are also lotus field and when I went a few had gorgeous flowers.

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That’s about it for the Rinrin and here is the end or start depending on where you start or end.

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I had a bit of cycle around Tsuchiura, but not much as I had to get home which was a tiny trek. Plus there is a great cycle route around this area which I will write about on another day.

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I was so happy today that I even wore my SKY shirt, which made me very speedy. I even got lots of nods and waves from other cyclist. I am beginning to look the part!

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