Use cycling as an opportunity to immerse yourself in the staggering landscapes, intoxicating fragrances, and sounds of the countryside. This is your vacation, not a race or a training camp. Take a water break to catch your breath and admire a beautiful view. Pedal at a pace where you can chat with fellow guests or companions, make friends with the cows you pass by, pick persimmons from a roadside tree, and stop to take pictures of a beautiful red poppy. However fast or slow you ride, relish the accomplishment of fully experiencing the region using your senses.