We are Kana & Nogi: the owners of the Guesthouse Kotonoha in ITOSHIMA, Fukuoka, Japan. Thank you for your visiting our site.
Itoshima is waiting for you with delicious gastronomy & beautiful nature.
We offer the bicycle rental （Total 8 bicycles）at a convenient location, which is 1-minute walk from JR Chikuzen-Maebaru Station! (Reservations on the day are also OK!)
You can rent it without staying the guesthouse.
The features of “Kotonoha Bicycle Rental” are as follows!
- With a really convenient original “Itoshima Cycling Map“!
- Based on the fact that 80% of users are women, we have a lineup of bicycles that are easy for women to ride! You can ride with confidence ♪
- The longest rental time in Itoshima! Breakfast at a cafe by the sea is also OK! Cycling after noon is also OK!
- Since it is a “reservation required”, you can definitely ride a bicycle! (Rent-a-bicycles are very popular in Itoshima, especially on weekends! Sometimes there are people who can’t rent bikes everywhere.)
- We will give a lecture on how to ride a bicycle safely so that even beginners can ride safely. It is a simplified version of about 3 minutes.
An Instagram posting campaign is also underway.
All you have to do is post with a tag, and the all members of your group will receive a 500 yen discount. (For details, see What is the Instagram Posting Campaign?)
About Kotonoha Bicycle Rental
We explain about the fee, type of bicycle and precautions.
Payment can be made in cash or PayPay.
An Instagram posting campaign is also underway.
It is a great deal with a 500 yen discount. (Details below)
The fee list is as follows.
(For smartphone users, scroll the table to the left with your finger.)
|1 day (8: 30-18: 30)|
After applying the
Instagram post campaign
(with gearbox, easy to drive)
|6||2300 yen||＊500yen OFF → 1800円|
(With gearbox, easy to get speed)
|1||2300 yen||＊500yen OFF → 1800円|
|Compact bicycle with 6-speed transmission||1||2300 yen||＊500yen OFF → 1800円|
Paid (& Free) Options and Puncture Guarantee
|Puncture guarantee (normally 1200 yen repair fee guaranteed)||100 yen/person|
|Luggage storage||300 yen/person|
|Hem band rental||Free /one|
|Waist bag rental||Free /one|
*If you pay only 100 yen for the puncture guarantee at the time of reception, you can receive a guarantee for the puncture repair fee even if you have a puncture while renting a bicycle. We also guarantee the damage of equipment such as a light and a reflector, so it is a very profitable content.
(However, please note that we will charge the actual cost if it cannot be fixed by normal puncture repair such as tube replacement.)
*We will keep your luggage for 300 yen. Due to our business, sometimes it may be difficult to keep your luggage. Therefore, if you have luggage, please message us in advance. There are also coin lockers at the station.
In addition, waist bags are available free of charge, so please do not hesitate to ask if you need them.
Instagram post campaign
When you post a photo in Itoshima on your Instagram, you only have to promise to add the tag ＠itoshima.kotonoha, and the all members of your group will get a 500 yen discount!
The rules are as follows.
Please find a photogenic place in Itoshima and share it on Instagram!
About cancellation fee
There is no cancellation fee due to bad weather or poor physical condition!
Please feel free to make a reservation.
However, cancellation without notice is NG (→ 100% cancellation fee).
In case of cancellation, please contact “1 hour before the scheduled rental time”.
Type of bicycles
We have the following 8 bicycles.
Cross bikes (with gears, easy to drive)・6 units
Cross bike is a bicycle that allows you to ride long distances easily and stably. You can ride comfortably with a gearbox.
We have a lineup of trusted brand bicycles that are loved all over the world, such as Bianchi and GIANT.
Easy to ride and stable!
KhodaaBloom is a bicycle developed by Japanese people for Japanese people.
Free Power is Fukuoka’s first free power-equipped rental cycle vehicle.
Using the repulsive force of rubber, it is possible to run long distances without straining your knees with the “latest assist vehicle (8-speed) that does not use electricity”! Only 1 unit is available.
Road bike (with gearbox, easy to get speed)・1 unit
Road bikes have unique handles, but in reality, there are multiple positions to put your hands on, and you can take the appropriate posture depending on the situation.
Compact bicycle with 6-speed transmission・1 unit
It has a transmission, but it requires a little power because the wheel diameter is a little small.
Some people go to the seaside by this bicycle, so I think you can fully enjoy Itoshima.
◇About the usage time and the procedure
- The service time is from 8:30 to 18:30.
- Reservation is required from 10 days before use to the day of use.
- The rental place is on the 1st floor of the building shown in the photo below. (Map)
- After use, please return the bicycle to the rental place.
- After returning, please give us LINE or phone / short message.（+81-90-7291-0767、In charge：Nogi）
◇About accidents, etc.
At an accident while using the rental bicycle, please take care of it at your own risk.
◇About damage, theft, loss, etc.
If you damage or lose your rental cycle, you will be compensated at your own risk.
To prevent theft or loss, be sure to lock the bicycle key if you are away from the bicycle.
The bicycles have the TS mark incidental insurance.
The managers are not responsible for any guarantee beyond the insurance.
◇Prohibited acts, etc.
(1) Acts that violate traffic laws and regulations, such as drunk driving or
annoying bicycle parking.
(2) If you admit an abnormality (such as a puncture) of your bicycle while driving, Acts that continue to drive.
(3) Acts of use by third parties other than users.
How to make a reservation
Recommended clothing and belongings
Since this is a casual cycling, you can wear your normal clothes, but to make it safer and more comfortable for you, I would like to introduce some recommended clothes.
The photo below is a reference example.
Recommended cycling courses
Here are some of the recommended cycling courses with image movies.
Futamigaura Instagrammed Cycling Course (4-5 hours)
This is an Instagram spot tour course around the very popular Futamigaura area.
It will take 4 to 5 hours including lunch and cafe time.
There are so many spots you’ll want to take pictures of, including Futamigaura’s couple rocks, the Sunset Cafe, Palm Beach’s angel wings, and Jihangun!
The view is outstanding as it passes along the ocean all the way.
The view is great as you pass all the way along the ocean, and there are plenty of delicious gourmet spots that will surely make for great memories! This is a great place to visit.
Also, please refer to the following article for recommended Instagram spots in Itoshima.
Please refer to the following for a detailed article on the Futamigaura Cycling Course.
Nogita Coast Cycling Course (4-5 hours)
This course takes you to the popular Cafe Current and the Instagramable London Bus Cafe. It takes 4 to 5 hours including lunch and cafe time.
It is also fun to visit “Yakamashi-mura”, an area of general stores, stores, and small museums.
Please refer to the following for a detailed article on the Nogita Coast Cycling Course.
Fukuno-ura (Salt of Mataichi) Cycling Course (5-6 hours)
This is a course with a spectacular view that takes you to Itoshima’s famous natural salt workshop, “Mataichi no Shio”.
The scenery in the Fukuno-ura area, which follows the coastline all the way, is truly spectacular.
The Kishi area along the way is lined with many oyster houses in winter, and is becoming a very enjoyable area with more and more takeout stalls and restaurants along the sea.
Please refer to the following for a detailed article on the Fukuno-ura (Salt of Mataichi) Cycling Course.
Around Maebaru Cycling Course (3 to 4 hours)
This is an easy course that takes you around Maebaru Station.
This is a great course for those who love culture and history, visiting unique stores in the shopping district, historic shrines and power spots.
Please refer to the following for a detailed article on the Around Maebaru Cycling Course.
Guide for Bicycle Beginners
Charm of cycling
Bicycles are different from driving by car in that you can enjoy exercising at a slow speed and using your own power.
If you find a spot that looks good on Instagram, you can stop and take pictures, or if you notice a path that seems to be a good atmosphere, you can go through it easily.
When you arrive at your destination, the refreshing feeling is exceptional!
It’s a great memory when you’re with your friends.
Let’s try cycling!
Charm of cycling in “ITOSHIMA”
The Itoshima Peninsula has many flat roads, making it ideal for beginners in cycling!
The distance from JR Chikuzen-maebaru Station which is the center of Itoshima, to the sea such as Futamigaura is about 10km, so even if you slowly ride a bicycle, you can arrive within an hour. It is a good sense of distance.
There are some roads that are narrow and require attention, but the roads where bicycles can pass have been gradually improved, and now you can basically enjoy cycling with peace of mind.
Cycling around the beautiful sea, scattered Instagram spots, and delicious Itoshima cafes and restaurants is a popular course.
Itoshima bicycle sightseeing information
Itoshima has many flat roads, so it’s easier to get to Futamigaura by the sea and the Nogita coast than you thought.
Please refer to the following information on sightseeing of Itoshima.
Please take care of yourself and enjoy the Itoshima Bicycle Rental.