Kanagawa Selfie Ride
After 30 years in Japan, Michael Rice recently settled in Odawara, where he runs a cycling cafe. He shows us Odawara Castle, and introduces artisans making traditional local specialties such as Kamaboko fish paste and paper lanterns. After Yabitsu Pass, a popular day trip for Tokyo cyclists, Michael explores nearby places he has yet to visit, including Manazuru, a small town on this beautiful coast known for its easy-going lifestyle and commitment to guarding the surrounding unspoiled nature.
Odawara Castle, famous for its spring cherry blossoms
Odawara's delicious specialty - Kamaboko
A traditional paper lantern with Michael's name
Picking mikan in an orchard overlooking the sea