When the weather is magnificent, I love to go out and bicycle and explore. So I looked at map and thought, “I’ll try to bicycle up north on Route Four to Date Town.” Let’s see if I can make it!
The weather was just perfect for bicycling. A wide sidewalk meant bicyling was safe. However, the view from the highway was not terribly exciting. Lots of boring businesses.
And I did NOT make it to Date Town! It was further than I expected. I stopped when I reached this lovely shrine. I figured it would give me something to photograph so I would feel like I had accomplished some sightseeing.
See my charinko? That’s “bikey” in Japanese.
A playground at the shrine. A place to pray and play.
Lovely building nearby.
I took a photo of the shrine’s name so I could find it when I got home. I couldn’t find it though! I’m sure it’s there. I didn’t really look that hard.
On the way back. Lovely view of the river.