This 300-km autumn ride starts from the great international port of Kobe. Cycling across the mountains to explore Hyogo Prefecture's inland areas, we discover some unique local cultures. We learn how a farming couple rescued a rare and tasty type of bean, meet the last craftsman making a castle town's traditional wicker trunks, ride along a scenic coast with a cycling team of local innkeepers and merchants, and find out how a husband and wife team put their tiny country smokehouse on the world gourmet map.
Advancing age hasn't dampened their little league spirit
Azuki-gozen: 13 dishes featuring "miracle beans"
Local enthusiasts take our cyclist for a scenic ride
"Open sesame!" - A tiny smokehouse with fans worldwide