Boasting mountain scenery, islands, a coastline with a harbour, as well as inland rivers scattered among its traditional Japanese villages, Sukumo City truly is a cyclist’s paradise. Cycling is, in fact, considered the best way to get around the area, providing unrivalled opportunities to immerse oneself in its abundant nature and to get a warm feel for the locals’ daily lives.
Bicycles can easily be rented at the Sukumo City Tourist Association office, located within Sukumo railway station. The rental fee is just 500JPY per bicycle, for a 5 hour rental period, or 1000JPY for 24 hours. Subsequent days are charged at a further 1000JPY per day.
A variety of bikes are available to choose from, including mountain bikes and lighter, electric bicycles with convenient front baskets.
・Seaside cycling course available for those who prefer ocean views
・Mountain-ride course for those who prefer mountain and river scenery
・Historic ‘pilgrim’s course’, following a genuine Buddhist pilgrimage route
・The more extreme ‘Okinoshima Challenge Course’, for proficient cyclists
Due to the fact that Japan’s natural scenery undergoes changes from season to season, the variety of cycling courses on offer is likewise subject to revision.
Further details (and maps) can be obtained at the Sukumo City Tourist Association office.