Toyama - Riding with the Wind
This time, we cycle through Toyama Prefecture, which has both a bountiful sea and 3,000-meter mountains that feed its fields with rich waters. First, we sample some rare seafood unique to the area. We then discover the culture and way of life created by the strong winds that blow here all year. That includes a traditional festival meant to calm disasters caused by the winds, plus a beautiful style of wood carving. Join us on a 250-kilometer cycling trip through the winds of Toyama.
The residents of this 300-year-old farming home use ancient wisdom to protect it from the winds
Unique kelp-covered rice balls made possible thanks to rich mountain waters
A style of wood carving inspired by the winds
A festival founded to pray for peace in the typhoon season