The mountain bike course is also popular for its downhill Enduro races. When Masunaga Eiichi was scouting for an ideal mountain bike site, he heard about the topography of Chiyanoki. In 2012, after convincing local residents, he started building his MTB course. Now, the course has become a noted spot among mountain bike fans.
Recently, abandoned rice fields are being used to grow cotton. Local farmer Mizuta Koji is behind the project. Young people come out from Saga City to cultivate, and later, spin the cotton. Motivated by the mountain bike project, Mizuta hopes to produce Chiyanoki brand cotton products, such as towels.
Furuyu Onsen Spa
Furuyu hot spring is in Fuji, about a ten-minute drive from Chiyanoki. People in the area have been enjoying the springs for more than 1,000 years ago. There are more than 10 hot spring inns, and most accept day visitors.
From Tokyo fly to Saga Airport. From there, it takes a little less than 2 hours to reach Chiyanoki by shuttle with a transfer to a local bus.