Cycle (non)stop~Editor’s choice 12

The Otarumi-toge hilltop is the highest point on National Highway Route 20 between Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. It is about an 8-kilometer ride from JR Takao Station to Otarumi-toge, with an ascent of about 260 meters. With the mild uphill climb, the section is known to many cyclists as good for hill-climbing training.