Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta.
Today, I took a motorcycle tour from central Tokyo to Takeshima in Aichi Prefecture, and I’d like to share with you my report.
What is Takeshima?
Takeshima is an uninhabited island located in Gamagori City, Aichi Prefecture, with an area of approximately 1.2 square kilometers. This is a small island floating in Mikawa Bay that has been designated as a national natural monument.
Yaotomi Shrine, one of Japan’s Seven Benzaiten shrines, is located on the island and is visited by many tourists.
Route to Takeshima
To get to Takeshima from central Tokyo, take National Route 23 to Takeshima via Umi-Shibaura JCT on the Metropolitan Expressway Bayshore Route, via Otowa Gamagori IC on the Tomei Expressway.
It takes approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Kaishibaura JCT on the Shuto Expressway Wangan Route to Otowa Gamagori IC on the Tomei Expressway. It takes about 20 minutes from the Otowa Gamagori IC on the Tomei Expressway to the Takeshima entrance intersection on National Route 23.
Highlights of Takeshima
The highlight of Takeshima is its rich natural scenery. Bamboo forests and rocky areas spread throughout the island, and you can enjoy beautiful scenery in each season.
Takeshima is also famous for its mirror-like water, similar to the Uyuni Salt Flats. Depending on the weather and time of day, the water surface reflects like a mirror, creating a fantastic scenery.
Takeshima motorcycle parking lot
Takeshima has a free motorcycle parking lot, which is shared with cars.
- Parking lot near Takeshima entrance intersection (free)
Takeshima is a recommended spot for touring by motorcycle, where you can enjoy the rich natural scenery and mysterious mirrored water.
There are many ways to enjoy the ride, such as running through a vast bamboo forest and admiring fantastic views like the Salar de Uyuni.
We hope you all enjoy bike touring to Takeshima.