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Bicycle

Bicycles are a fantastic way to get around the area but the roads are narrow so please be careful.

Rental

Rent-a-cycle

JR Kii-Tanabe Station

Beside the station on your right as you exit the station.

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Cost: 1 day 500 yen, 2 days 1000 yen
Time: 9:00-18:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tanabe Tourist Information Center

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Cost: 1 day 500 yen (1000 yen deposit needed)
Time: 9:00-17:00
Type: Battery assisted

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Kumano Hongu Rent-a-Bicycle

This service is great for those who want to explore the Hongu area by bike. It is a very convenient service as you can rent the bicycle from the Kumano Hongu Heritage Center and then drop it off at other locations, including the surrounding hot spring sites: Kawayu Onsen,Yunomine Onsen and Wataze Onsen.
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Rental Sites
  • Kumano Hongu Heritage Center
  • Kawayu Onsen (Kawayu Midoriya Hotel)
  • Yunomine Onsen (Adumaya Ryokan)
  • Wataze Onsen (Kurhaus Kumano Hongu)
    ※ Closed Thursdays
Rental Fee

1,500yen / day (Flat fee for one day rental.)
※Includes helmets, lock & insurance.

Rental Time

8:30~17:00, Open year round

Rental Age

13 years & older

Return Sites
  • Kumano Hongu Heritage Center
  • Kawayu Onsen (Kawayu Midoriya Hotel)
  • Yunomine Onsen (Adumaya Ryokan)
  • Wataze Onsen (Kurhaus Kumano Hongu)
    ※ Closed Thursdays
  • Michi-no-Eki OkuKumano Kodo Hongu
Bicycle Type

24 inch battery assisted (Extra power when pedaling!)
Battery times; strong mode ~17km, auto mode ~32 km
Pedals like normal bicycle.
※ No need for drivers license.

Course Maps

2, 3 & 4 hour recommended routes
Courses visit hot springs, sites along the World Heritage Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Route, waterfalls, etc. (Downloadable below)
※ Course times are estimates.

Insurance Included
  • Death payment 5,000,000yen
  • Hospitalization 3,000yen / day
  • Hospital visit 1,500yen / day

In the case of damage or theft of bicycle, the renter will be responsible for costs.
※ Please wear helmet. (Not wearing helmet voids insurance)

Course Maps

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JR Shirahama Station

Next to train station in rental car office

Cost: 1 day 500 yen, 2 days 1000 yen
Time: 8:00-18:00
Type: normal

Shirasuna Information Center near Shirarahama beach

Cost: 1 day 500 yen (1000 yen deposit needed) (normal bicycle)
1 day 1000 yen (2000 yen deposit needed) (battery assisted bicycle)
Time: 10:00-16:00

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JR Kushimoto Station

Information center in train station

Cost: less than 3 hours 1000 yen, more than 3 hours 1,500 yen, 2 days 2500 yen
Time: 8:30-17:00
Type: battery assisted

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JR Kii-Katsuura Station

Information center in train station

Cost: less than 1 hour 300 yen, less than 3 hours 500 yen, more than 3 hours 1,000 yen, 2 days 1500 yen
Time: 8:30-18:00
Type: normal

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Shingu

Information center in train station

Cost: 1 day 500 yen
Time: 9:00-17:00
Type: normal

Jofuku Park near train station

Cost: 1 day 500 yen
Time: 8:30-18:00 (April to August), 8:30-17:00 (September to March)
Type: normal

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Koyasan

Information center in middle of town

Cost: less than 1 hour 400 yen, 100 yen for each additional 30 minutes, more than 5 hours 1,200 yen
※ 1000 yen is taken initially and money is returned or charged extra depending on actual rental time.
Time: 9:00-17:00
Type: battery assisted


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