Often one thinks of Japan as having three main island , Kyuhu , Honshu and Hokkiado , but there is another significant sized island across the inland sea from Honshu , called Shikoku province. Japan had developed an amazing one day ride of about 70 kms that island hops across by way of these HUGE suspension bridges.
Camped for the night at this quiet park at the end of bridge one . By chance we had a few other international cyclists camped there , some French , English and 2 Aussy girls. Fantastic free facilities , great cooking area and huge ablutions block.
Japanese cyclists are very justifiably proud of this special cycle way that makes it possible to cycle from Honshu to the 4 th island in Japan , Shikoku. The route bunny hops from island to island over a series of huge suspension bridges. Designated cycle path ways have been built ( huge expense I guess ) so it is safe . At each bridge end and or approach special pathways have been set up to get up to the deck level — up to 70 metres above sea level.