Chigasaki Style: Surfers and Hayama
by: 坂井尚輝

November air is fresh, clear and crisp on the Shonan Coast.  After taking care of the house, cleaning and so forth, along with walking my dog, Pooh, I decided to take a quick trip to Hayama, and take in the sights along the way. One of the many pleasures of riding in this area are the many distinctive attractions along the ocean road, and I thought I’d share a few of those, including a restaurant called Surfers, where I stopped for a quick lunch. 

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The first stop, in Hayama, about a 22 KM ride from my place in Chigasaki, was the Morito Shrine, a beautiful landmark on the edge of a small cliff overlooking the rocky shores.  If one is into the classic Japanese architecture and gardening, this is a very nice stop by and looksee.

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Riding highway road no. 134, one passes by Zushi, onto Kamakura, Enoshima and back to Chigasaki.  Any one of the stops is worth the time to check out the surroundings and enjoy.  On the way back from Hayama, is a couple of tunnels and ride thru the Zushi beach area onto an uphill climb towards Kamakura.  On the roadside, overlooking the ocean, is a nice cafe with outdoor patio and access to the sea, below.  It is called Surfers and is a great place to stop and relax, have a wonderful ocean view with the refreshing breeze, and get some excellent food and drink.  There’s a bike rack outside for parking.  The people are extremely friendly, and it feels a bit like the west coast of America, with a menu of burgers, nachos, salads, and other goodies along with fresh drinks, both non alcoholic juices and regular bar.  Please stop by and see them, if you have the time!

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The ride thru Kamakura and Enoshima is a joyful one of sunshine, sunsets, and beautiful shadows.  It is a fairly quick ride from Chigasaki, going and coming was 43.75 KM…about the distance of a marathon.  For an afternoon ride, it’s a fun, healthy route.  Of course, one doesn’t have to start from Chigasaki, the roadside from Yokosuka to Odawara is a popular ride for bicycle enthusiasts, so take the ride, and if you have time, stop by our store, Y’s Road Chigasaki, right on 134, at Southern Beach. 

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