~ The Spirit of Resilience ~

Place: Shizugawa District

Cycling in downtown Shizugawa, a spiritual walk

on the island of God and handcrafting traditional “Kiriko” art

to discover Shinto and the town’s history.

In the morning, enjoy exploring some of the most

local and fresh tastes of Minamisanriku at the Morning Market.

This is a short distance cycling plan.

Day 1 ― Cycling

1. Arrive at Shizugawa Station

Welcome to Minamisanriku!

Shizugawa Station is where the JR Bus Rapid Transit stops, as well as Miyakoh Highway Bus from Sendai. 

2. Sun Sun Shopping Village

Head across the street diagonally from the crossing by Seven Eleven to Sun Sun Shopping Village.

Restaurants and vendors await if you’re looking for a quick break or light snack before we get started!



3. Rent-a-cycle

Head over to the Information Desk inside Sun Sun Shopping Village and get riding. 

Mountain bike to the wild side, or electric bike for an easy ride.


4. Lunch

Lunch at the Sun Sun Shopping Village or nearby restaurant would be a good choice.

Click here for a list of Minamisanriku restaurants.

5. Cycle through Shizugawa

Take a look around downtown Minamisanriku and pay your respects at the Minamisanriku Disaster Prevention Center.

6. Areshima Island

Spiritual walk in the ‘miracle forest’ of Areshima Island where god lives.


7. Check-in at lodge

Click here for a list of lodges in Minamisanriku.

8. Dinner

Dinner full of fresh local delicacies at the lodge.

Day 2 ― Cycling

9. Local Morning Market*

Immerse yourself into the town life and have a local breakfast at the Sun Sun “Asaichi” Morning Market in Sun Sun Shopping Village.

* “Asaichi” Morning Market is held on first and third Sundays (6:00-8:30 am) from Spring to Fall. Confirm with us for details. 

10. “Kiriko” handcrafting

Feel the history at a shrine and experience handcrafting your own traditional “Kiriko” art.


11. Lunch

Lunch at the Sun Sun Shopping Village or nearby restaurant would be a good choice.

Click here for a full list of restaurants.

12. Farewell

Return bikes at Sun Sun Shopping Village and catch the bus from Shizugawa Station.

Thank you for coming, and see you again!