[Scenic Touring] [Shizuoka Prefecture] Motorcycle trip to Bentenjima! Torii on the water? ! A solo trip with a panoramic view of Lake Hamana

Hello, I’m _hiroyuki.ta, a moto blogger.

This time, I toured to Bentenjima in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture with my favorite Harley Sports Glide (FLSB).


What is Bentenjima?


Bentenjima is an island located in Lake Hamana in Nishi Ward, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The 18m high red torii gate is the symbol tower, and it is known as a scenic spot with a panoramic view of Lake Hamana.

Route to Bentenjima

It takes about 2 hours to reach Bentenjima from central Tokyo via the Tomei Expressway and National Route 1.

The specific route is as follows.

  • From central Tokyo to Nagoya on the Tomei Expressway
  • Get off at Hamamatsu Interchange on the Tomei Expressway
  • Take National Route 1 towards Lake Hamana
  • To Bentenjima

Highlights of Bentenjima


The highlights of Bentenjima can be broadly divided into the following three types.

Red Torii

The red torii gate, the symbol tower of Bentenjima, is 18 meters high. We also recommend viewing the red torii gate with the sunset over Lake Hamana in the background.

Lake Hamana

Bentenjima is an island floating in Lake Hamana. We also recommend enjoying cycling and fishing while admiring the beautiful scenery of Lake Hamana.

Bentenjima motorcycle parking lot

There is one motorcycle parking lot on Bentenjima.

Bentenjima Seaside Park Parking Lot

This parking lot is approximately 200m from Bentenjima. The facility has a capacity of approximately 200 vehicles, and bikes are free.

The location is good, so I recommend it.


Bentenjima is a tourist spot where you can relax and enjoy the view of Lake Hamana. How about enjoying the charms of Bentenjima, such as the red torii gate and Bentendo temple, while touring on a motorcycle?