The Tama River cycling path is not fully connected with riverside routes. On the northern bank path, you have to cycle in a residential area for about 800 meters in the city of Tachikawa, Tokyo. Cycling from downstream, just as you’re about to return to the riverbank, you cross a small wooden bridge called Kaigarabashi.
Kaigara means seashell; the name comes from ancient seashells that were unearthed here. There’s a bench by the bridge that is often shaded by a tree, a breezy resting place in Tama River cycling.