The small town in Saitama prefecture North of Tokyo has done a good thing. Along the Edo River, there’s a nice cycling path/road that goes from the Tokyo Bay all the way up the river into the mountains. It’s a bustling with cyclists on the weekend.
Most of the little cities haven’t done much for the influx of riders that head up and down the river. This little town has building a rest area (aka parking area like they have on the expressways). It comes complete with clean and well maintained washrooms, vending machines for drinks, bike racks, air pumps, and covered places to rest. Well done Matsubushi!