Oh, back to the bike pair.
The chapter starts near Lake Ikawa. Specifically, at this petrol station - the street view’s from 2018, but in more recent photos, it’s now an Eneos station. I’m not sure I could pinpoint the road at the bottom of page 29, though.
I’ve posted it before when they mentioned it in dialogue, but the Ikawa Bridge on page 32 is here. Starting on page 33, the place where they eat lunch is here.
Yanbushi Pass (mentioned in dialogue) is here. You can drive from Rin’s place to the oden restaurant over the pass, but at an average speed of 20 km/hr, according to Google - even avoiding highways, it’s still twenty minutes faster going via the coast (though, I guess, at the maximum speed of Rin’s scooter, she probably wouldn’t save that twenty minutes).
Starting at the bottom of page 37, the 七つの「タシロ」 are here (and ooh, this does look kinda scary). And wouldn’t it be spooky if there turned out to be only six tunnels. Nah, there do seem to be seven tunnels, but 第3トンネル (which appears at the top of page 39) is little more than a cover between a pipeline and the road.
At the bottom of page 39, they arrive at the main Hatanagi Dam - it’s 45.5 kilometres drive from Senzu station. Page 42, the limit of where they can ride their bikes is here (that weird signpost can be seen in this picture). From there, they walk to the Hatanagi Suspension Bridge - it’s 2.7 kilometres away (or roughly a 5km round trip, as Aya said). Google’s got some really pretty pictures of this bridge. And some really scary ones. (Fortunately for Aya’s fear at the bottom of page 48, the bridge is rated for fifteen people.) Caution, bears.
Having survived their adventures, they finish the chapter at Shirakaba-sou. Here is the establishing shot at the top of page 50. (And yes, as the narration points out on page 52, it’s 34.2 kilometres from the campsite.
Dunno why it’s coming up now, but on the omake page, Ikawa Daibutsu is here. And yeah, it was apparently carved by a dentist over a period of four years.
Is that all that’s noteworthy about it?
Page 30, today I learnt that “litre” can be リッター as well as リットル. 319 yen for 2.2 litres corresponds to $AUS 1.74/L, which just a little more than what we’d pay here, but not by much. Think the last time I filled my car it was about $1.64/L, though I’m not sure if scooters take the same type of petrol. In any case, it’s about $US 4.81/gallon.
Page 34, heh, マッチポンプ again. And apparently Aya’s telepathic now. Is Minobu well-known enough that someone in the middle of Shizuoka would know that it’s a town in Yamanashi?
Page 35, oh yeah, that time she visited Lake Amehata. That was a while ago…
Well, you also made the post a bit earlier than usual, but hey, I’m going to be busy tomorrow, so I might as well post now too.