Hyogo (Kobe) to Osaka (35 km by bike)
Kobe and Osaka are one large conurbation and the best route we could find was to follow National Route #2 all the way. This is a busy road, but because it goes through a built up area, sidewalks are continuous. Even though we were separated from the vehicular traffic, we still had to contend with multiple stop lights, pedestrians and other cyclists, which made progress slow and tiring. At one large intersection, there were no lights or crosswalks but there was a subway with elevators!