Mt. Norikura (乗鞍) is considered a right of passage for many cyclists in Japan. It’s the highest road in Japan and only bicycles, taxis, and official buses are allowed up.
I did a short bike packing trip from Agematsu (上松) to Mt. Ontake (御嶽山) recently, catching the late afternoon train from
It’s no secret among cyclists in Japan that Mt. Norikura (乗鞍岳) is the highest road passable by bicycle in the country. Some call it the Japanese Alpe d’Huez but I think comparing mountains is somewhat silly.
Photos taken on the climb up Mt. Norikura, bordering Nagano and Gifu prefectures, central Japan. I don’t cycle up it