Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I would like to introduce you to the boring Panorama Line that I toured by motorcycle from central Tokyo. Tsumagoi Panorama Line is a scenic spot located in Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture.It is a scenic spot where you can see beautiful flower fields spread out on a plateau approximately 1,000 meters above sea level and the majestic view of Mt. Asama. I rode my favorite Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide to this place, taking about three and a half hours. I will tell you about the situation along with photos.
What is Tsumagoi Panorama Line?
Tsumagoi Panorama Line is a main village road in Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture, and is a road with a total length of approximately 30 km, consisting of two routes, the southern route and the northern route, which was developed as a wide-area agricultural road. This road takes a route that goes around 2/3 of the way along the foot of the mountain in the central area of Tsumagoi Village.
The southern route runs from the Gunma Prefectural Route 235 Oosa Kita-Karuizawa Line intersection, where the Kita-Karuizawa Tsumagoi Golf Course is located in Oaza Ozasa, to the National Route 144 intersection in Oaza Tashiro, weaving around the foot of the northern mountain of Mt. Asama. This route passes through vast fields where Tsumagoi Village’s specialty highland cabbage is grown, and you can also see Mt. Asama up close.
The northern route runs from the National Route 144 intersection, passes through the foothills of Mt. Ibaraki, Mt. Shia and Mt. Kusatsu-Shirane, and reaches Gunma Prefectural Route 59 Kusatsu Tsumagoi Line at the border of Kusatsu Town. This route is closed for the winter from early December to early April.
The Tsumagoi Panorama Line is a village road that runs through the highland vegetable fields of Tsumagoi Village in the northwestern part of Gunma Prefecture, and is an attractive route with a panoramic view of the mountains that line the Gunma-Nagano border and vast cabbage fields. This road has magnificent scenery reminiscent of Hokkaido, and in recent years has been featured in motorcycle and tourist information magazines, and has become known as a scenic touring and driving route that you should try.
Route to Tsumagoi Panorama Line
I chose the following route from central Tokyo to the boring Panorama Line.
- Enter the Shuto Expressway Central Loop Line/C1 from Kamei Bridge, Kobikicho Street, and Ginza.
- Take the Metropolitan Expressway No. 5 Ikebukuro Line/Route 5, Kanetsu Expressway/Kanetsu Expressway, and Joshinetsu Expressway to Nishinomaki, Matsuida-cho, Annaka City, and exit the Joshinetsu Expressway at Usui Karuizawa IC.
- Take Prefectural Route 43, Asama-Shirane-Shiga Sawayaka Highway/National Route 146, Asama-Shirane Volcanic Route/Oshi Highway, and Prefectural Route 235 to Himata, Tsumagoi Village.
- Enter the Tsumagoi Panorama Line/Tsumagoi Panorama Line North Route/Asama-Shirane-Shiga Sawayaka Highway
This route allows you to travel smoothly using the Metropolitan Expressway and expressways. There are also many tunnels and curves along the way, so please drive carefully. I took this route for about 3 and a half hours to reach the stumbling Panorama Line.
Highlights of Tsumagoi Panorama Line
The Tsumagoi Panorama Line has many attractions, including the following:
- Summer/autumn cabbage field in Tsumagoi village: Tsumagoi village is located in a cold region at an altitude of over 800m, where highland vegetables are actively cultivated and is a major production area for summer/autumn cabbage. The vast plateau area and the mountains of the Joshin border such as Mt. Asama and Mt. Shia in the background combine to create a magnificent landscape. The Panorama Line is an exhilarating drive and touring route that goes through a vast field with varying elevations, repeatedly winding and ups and downs. The Tsumagai Panorama Line is recommended as a drive or touring route where you can enjoy magnificent scenery while being close to the metropolitan area.
- Majestic nature and spectacular views: The Tsumagoi Panorama Line is a village road that runs through the highland vegetable fields of Tsumagoi Village in northwestern Gunma Prefecture. This route offers a panoramic view of the mountains and vast cabbage fields that line the border between Gunma and Nagano prefectures. Along the route, there are magnificent scenery reminiscent of Hokkaido, and in recent years it has been featured in motorcycle and tourist information magazines, and has become known as a scenic touring and driving route that you should try.
Tsumagoi Panorama Line motorcycle parking lot
There are several motorcycle parking lots along the Panorama Line. Some of them are introduced below.
- Aizuma no Oka: Aizuma no Oka is located in Tashiro, Tsumagoi Village, Agatsuma District, Gunma Prefecture. This is a popular spot where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery, and is especially recommended for couples. There is also a parking lot, and you can park your bike for free.
- Roadside: There are many scenic spots along the narrow panoramic line, and many people enjoy stopping on the side of the road and taking photos. I want to enjoy taking photos while being careful not to get in the way of other cars.
This time, I introduced the boring Panorama Line that I toured by bike from central Tokyo. The Tsumagoi Panorama Line is an attractive touring course where you can enjoy the rich natural scenery of the highlands, as well as local specialties and gourmet food. I rode my favorite Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide to this location, but I hope you enjoy your trip safely and pay attention to road conditions and tolls.