A journey to feel the “nature”, “hot springs”, “food” and “history” of the western part of Sendai


Izumigatake Hill Climb Course

Challenge your own limits at Sendai's hill climb holy land.

  • This course is also called as Sendai's "holy land for hill climbing." Many cyclists measure their time from the bus stop (Kawasaki-kami) near the start point to the parking lot of Izumigatake Ski Resort. Ups and downs continue until the middle stage. From here it is all uphill, so you can challenge your own limits. The course also diverges into a trail that crosses four areas. It is recommended for those who are confident in their physical strength.

  • Course details

    • Distance: 11.3km
    • Time Required: Approx. 45 minutes
    • Maximum Elevation Difference: 588m
    • Earned Elevation: 596m
    • Difficulty: Advanced

Recommended Places to Visit

  • Cycle through the straight and never-ending National Road 457 that leads to Mt. Izumigatake.

  • The road that leads to Mt. Izumi is known as a sacred place for hill climbers.

  • Cycling down a slope feels very refreshing and fast. Be careful to not accelerate too much.

  • The goal is to get to Spring Valley Ski Resort, where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Sendai City on a sunny day.


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