It is not only enjoyable to ride around Lake Biwa, but to also have enough time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and amenities along the way.
Cycling is freedom! Since you can do what you want, you must be responsible for time management and planning your routes accordingly.
Our rental bike shop will support your Biwaichi to the fullest with expert bike maintenance, advice for navigating difficult routes, and bicycle
return options for beginners.
Expert Bike Maintenance.
Our highly qualified bike
maintenance before you
embark on your bicycle
journey, ensuring a smooth and
comfortable riding experience.
We want to spread the joy of cycling to
beginners! Sport cycling for the first time can
be a little intimidating.
We will adjust the saddle position perfectly for
you, and teach how to ride politely in order to
give you the confidence to enjoy your ride to
Provision for No Flat Tires.
We are putting a lot of thought into avoiding flat tires, the natural enemy of a cyclist.
We utilize puncture resistant tires, layering of rim tape, and proper air pressure
adjustments to prevent flat tires so you can travel worry free.
Sometimes there is no way to avoid flat tires. To remedy this, we rent inner tubes,
tire levers, and flat tire repair kits. Instruction is also provided.
(Additional fee applies. Advance reservations required.)
1 Day Bike Rentals.
Generally, beginners who wish to ride around Lake Biwa rent our bikes for 2-3 days. In addition, we have day rental plans so that customers can enjoy cycling in Hikone and Nagahama as well. Rental days are flexible depending on the customer’s cycling plan.
We Organize Biwaichi Tours.
|2012/05/16-18||around North Lake Yamatabito Co., Ltd. 10 pax Tour|
|2012/05/19-21||around North Lake Yamatabito Co., Ltd. 10 pax Tour|
|2013/08/21||around half of North Lake Private 1 pax Tour|
|2014/03||around South Lake KNT Co., Ltd. 5 pax Inbound tour ( from Taiwan )|
|2014/03/25||around Hikone city Mie Kotsu Co., Ltd. 3 pax Tour|
|2014/10/19||Nagahama – Makino 50 km NHK 50 pax Event tour|
|2016/04/18||HIkone-Makino 50 km Ohmi Travel Co., Ltd. 50 pax Inbound tour ( from Taiwan )|
|2016/04/20-21||Katata- Kitakomatsu 110 km Fuji Travel Service Co., Ltd. Inbound tour ( from Taiwan )|
|2016/08/04||Hikone-Nagahama 30 km Towa Travel Co., Ltd. 5 pax Inbound tour ( from Hong Kong )|
|2016/09/30-10/01||Otsu – Makino Ohmi Travel Co., Ltd. 17 pax Inbound tour ( from Taiwan )|
From cycling beginners to advanced riders.
Anyone who wants to ride a sports cycle for the first time, even those who have their own bikes, should come to our store empty handed! We are waiting for you with satisfying bike brands, maintenance quality, and excellent customer service.
Providing a Wide Height Range.
We provide cross bikes ( Heights 145-185 cm), road bikes ( Heights 150-185 cm), and kids bikes (120-150 cm).
We await you with a perfectly sized bike for you to enjoy a safe and comfortable Biwaichi
Famous First-Class Bike Brands
Our Maibara store is located at JR Maibara station!
It’s very easily accessible for those from outside of Shiga (Maibara station is the only station at which the Shinkansen stops in Shiga).
The Maibara store is also equipped with showers, and has all the information you need about cycling in Shiga!
|Location||JR Maibara station East gate 1F ( in front of departure gate of Omitetsudo)|
|OPEN||9AM-6PM CLOSED: Wednesdays, Winter season (Mid December through Mid February)|
|※Other temporary closures may occur. We will inform you on the “new arrival information” on the homepage of our website and facebook page at any time. Please check it out!|
|Car Parking||Coin parking lots are available at JR Maibara station.|
JR Maibara station East gate 1F
Maibara City, Shiga 521-0012