Yowamushi Pedal
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Hakone Town, Kanagawa Pref.

Yowamushi Pedal

Sakamichi is a teenage boy who for the sake of saving his pocket money, travels from his home located in Sakura, Chiba Prefecture, to the sacred place of subculture, Akihabara in Tokyo, on every weekend by bicycle. Because of his unintentionally trained cycling skill, he becomes a member of Sohoku High School Bicycle Club. With the goal of competing against rival Hakone Academy's Manami Sangaku at an hill climb bike race, he trains hard with his teammates. This is a teen school sports drama about a group of high school boys who dedicate their lives to road bicycle racing.

©渡辺航(週刊少年チャンピオン)/弱虫ペダル04製作委員会

Sightseeing Spot in This Area

Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, appears in the anime's 22nd episode of season one, during the Inter High Race's latter half of the Day 1, and the first half of Day 2. With cherry blossoms in the spring; fireworks in the summer; red leaves and pampas grass in the fall; and snow-capped Mount Fuji (as pictured) and beautiful snowy scenery in the winter, the town attracts numerous visitors as the seasons change. Mount Fuji can be seen from many places in Hakone, attracting many people to come photograph their favorite views of the majestic mountain.