Rides out of Matsumoto city up to the Utsukushigahara highland. It's really steep from the start. After 5kms it flattens out for 1km. Then it climbs again at about 7% av. The last 2 or 3km are a fast up and down rollercoaster.
Held in June, it forms part of the hillclimb series which includes Chokai at the end of July and Norikura next weekend.
I won a Nintendo wii there a few years ago. Better than the usual bags of rice and sake...
Another oddball that couldn't've been posed if you'd spent all day planning it. A mamachari rider in the back, someone reading left, and another non-cyclist just sitting, bikes all around, and an inexplicable pose by the only cyclist there.
And then there's that bit to the lower right on the blue sheet. I think I see an arm, and another body (head covered?), or something like that. (and a boot)
And this is Chiba, so who knows what those blips on the horizon are.