Found a great racing circuit
Good day to you my lovely readers. Today I stumbled upon a great (little) circuit called Kota Circuit. I found the place online, but the website said nothing about bikes…only Go-Karts, so I went there just to check if they allowed bikes. As soon as I got to the paddock, I knew the answer to my question.
YES was the answer. As luck would have it, the day I decided to go there was a bike track-day called “My Bike, Easy Goes It”. I was getting plenty of stares from the regulars, so decided to introduce myself and ask how to enter the next event. The organiser of the events (Mr. Shinzo) speaks pretty damn good English, so as good as my Japanese is, I decided to just converse in English with him. The events are weekly, so I promised to come back and enter once my new leathers arrive. He said I could even “ride right now” if I wanted, but I don’t want to “Go Hard” wearing bike jeans. I’ll wait for my leathers to turn up..
After Kota Circuit, I headed up to a place called Mikawawan Skyline which is a popular tourist route. People drive up there to check out the stunning scenery, pretty flowers, and also for the viewing platforms where you can get a damn good view of the bay below. Unfortunately I was too busy riding to get a picture from the viewing platform…
I made about 5 passes up, and 5 passes down the little road. It was only about 6 mins from top to bottom, so a bit too short for my liking, but it was still fun. There’s a video of the road here (Click Me) This road was only ￥270 to enter and was well worth that. When I finally decided to head home I saw a BIG sign saying “Please don’t U-Turn and make many passes on the road. Entry is only for one-way”. Ooops…
On the way home, I decided to take the most scenic way rather than the highway, and purely by chance ended up at a secluded beach. I stopped for a coffee and smoke, and thankfully took my camera out of my bag. Managed to snap some awesome pictures of a Hayabusa Eagle (Yes, Hayabusa is actually named after a Japanese Eagle) catching a fish from the ocean, then flying right over my bike.
Check out the images I took below. Thanks for reading. Let me know if you like these kind of articles.