VIDEO| Exploring Okinawa’s Motobu Peninsula on bicycle

Photos by Shoji Kudaka
Photos by Shoji Kudaka

VIDEO| Exploring Okinawa’s Motobu Peninsula on bicycle

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

It had been a while, but on a warm winter Monday morning, I made my way to Nago City for a day of road cycling.

I had avoided riding a bicycle as of late, mostly because getting around in a car is more convenient; but also, to avoid the wariness I feel on my bike when sharing the road with bigger vehicles. However, seeing more and more cyclists cruise in Okinawa, I decided to give it another try.

Hop on a bike and visit Motobu or Yambaru, as Okinawans call this northern part of the island. Motobu Peninsula is only an hour away from Camp Foster, and smooth roads, beautiful sea views and fresh air await. There are many great spots along the bike course to stop and check out. I stopped in at the Gorilla Chop Rock, a well-known point of interest, then Expo Park. On the coast of Yagaji Island, I took a break and enjoyed a shaved ice topped with mango.

Happy riding!

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