Notice of Partial Revision of Rental Price
Partial Revision of Rental Price Dear Our Valued Clients, This is to notify you that we have decided to set High Season Rental Price and to revise the Paid Option Price（rental fee for bike accessories） , effective Feburuary 1st, 2024. ○Rental Price 1. High season pricing will be applied for Golden Week（Japan’s holiday week from the end of April to beginning of May）, Obon week（Mid-August）, and other long weekends. 2. Revision of Paid Option Price *As for the details of the price revision, please check out the Rental Fee & Method page and down to Price and Time. This was a tough decision to make, and we understand how it affects our customers. Therefore, we thank you for your ongoing support and trust that these changes will help us continue providing you with premium quality and service. As always, we welcome any questions or comments. Gratefully yours, Kanako Adachi Manager of BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE, NPO Gokanseikatsu February, 1st, 2024
Winter Closing 2023-2024 [12/13/2023 – 2/22/2024]
11.3 CLOSED FOR “BIWAICHI DAY”
Thank you for using us always. Since 2022, November 3rd is officially “Biwaichi Day” here in Shiga, when we have a lot of cycling events to promote cycle tourism around Lake Biwa. This year in 2023, because we would have to work for the event on that day and be off from Maibara Cycle Station, our bike rental service won’t be provided only on November 3rd in 2023. Therefore, customers can’t rent a bike from us nor return it here at Maibara station on that day, so please make a plan for cycling/renting a bike from us carefully. We are working as a bike rental shop before/after the Biwaichi Day. Thank you for your understanding. Please say hello if you see us on the road by the lake on Biwaichi Day in 2023!
Temporarily closed on Aug. 15 due to Typhoon LAN
Thank you for using us always. A strong typhoon “LAN” is expected to hit mainland Japan tomorrow on Tuesday（15th）. We decided to close our shop, Maibara Cycle Station, tomorrow on August 15th temporarily. Thank you for your understanding. Please stay safe. ★It is predicted that there will be some damage to the road in Shiga prefecture due to the typhoon. Please try to get the latest information.
SUMMER BIKE TOUR 2023 – Cycling tour to Kawachi Wind Cave –
～ Let’s explore Japan countryside by bike! ～
Cycle to “Kawachi Wind Cave”!Here’s the information about our bike tour. We will cycle for Kawachi Wind Cave in Taga Town. Let’s enjoy the COOL nature to cool off! Here’s the 3 ways to cool off during the bike tour. 1. Explore into a mysterious & fantastic wind cave. 2. Enjoy a yummy shaved ice!! 3. Cycle along the crystal clear river in the mountainous area. – then perfect to refresh yourself! ■Subject ・11 aged and over ・A person who will follow our instructions ■Date
Information about GW – Rental Fee & Return Option –
Thank you for using us always.*NOTE about Rental Fee
Due to the period of peak demand（Golden Week 2023 >> 2023/4/29-2022/5/7 <<）, the weekend price is applied to the rental fee for May 1st (Mon)and May 2nd (Tue), even though these dates are weekdays.
★ May 1（Mon）, May 2（Tue） ➡ WEEKEND PRICE ★*NOTE about Return Option
Regarding Bicycle Return Options, it’s not available during Golden Week. Because we would like to provide as many bikes as possible to users, as it’s the highest season and there will be a lot of use.
★During GW from April 27(Thu)to May 7(Sun)★ ➡ “Bicycle Return Options” UNAVAILABLE
Thank you for your understanding.Thank you. Hey, spring is around the corner! Here’s the place called “Kaizu-Osaki”, which is famous for Sakura trees all along the lakeshore of the peninsula.
【IMPORTANT】Notice of Rental Price Increase
Notice of Rental Price Increase Dear Our Valued Clients, This is to notify you that we have decided to implement an increase in bicycle rental price, effective the beginning of the new year, January 1st, 2023. This increase is being made to meet corresponding increases in the bicycle parts and materials. ○Rental Price 【Current Price】4180 JPY～ ➡ 【Revised Price】4600 JPY（inc.）～ *As for the other items of the price revision, please check out the Rental Fee & Method page and down to Price and Time. This was a tough decision to make, and we understand how it affects our customers. Therefore, we thank you for your ongoing support and trust that these changes will help us continue providing you with premium quality and service. As always, we welcome any questions or comments. Gratefully yours, Kanako Adachi Manager of BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE, NPO Gokanseikatsu January, 1st, 2023
Winter Closing 2022-2023 [2022/12/14 – 2023/2/17]
★FINISHED on Dec. 11th, 2022★ ”しが割（Shigawari）” coupon is available from Nov. 14th, 2022
Thank you for your supporting us as always. ★NOTE★The special offer with this coupon is over on December 11th, 2022. A good info about the coupon you can use to get a discount for bike rental fee here! Using this coupon, you can rent a bike from us 3000 yen off（*maximum/how much discount depends on the total fee）the rental fee. Make good use of it and come to enjoy wonderful autumn cycling around Lake Biwa! How to use the coupon; 1. Install the LINE App and resister. 2. Add the “しが割” account as a friend on LINE. 3. Every Monday the “しが割” issues a discount coupon and send it to you. 4. Let us know that you would like to use the coupon at the reception and show us the coupon on LINE, then we will apply the discount and show how much you should pay to us. *NOTE* ・The coupon can be used only once in a week. ・You can’t cancell after using it once. ・The period when the coupon is available is from November 14th in 2020 to February 26th in 2023, and our rental bike shop is closed during winter from December 15th, 2020 to February 17th, 2023, meanwhile you can’t use the coupon as well. If you can read Japanese, you should refer to the “しが割” website to get the detailed info. For more details ➡ しが割Website
LATE-SUMMER FUNRIDE 2022 – Cycling tour around Maibara –
～ Let’s take a day bike trip with us! ～
Cycle around the beautiful countryside – Maibara!Here’s the information about “Fun Ride”,in which you guests and we staff enjoy cycling together! We will cycle around Maibara area stopping by some nice places like hidden small shrine, fresh spring water, popular theme park, and historical spot. As it’s still hot enough to enjoy cold sweets and food, we will try some delicious shaved ice and soba noodle. Right now, from July 1st to the end of September, some cafes & restaurants provide special shaved ice using fresh spring water from Mt.Ibuki. There is a specific local food called “Ibuki soba”, which has been preserved by local people since Heian era. Let’s try them out while cycling! Since we staff cycle with you, you can cycle easily without getting lost. “I’m interested in riding a sport bike.“ “I want companions who enjoy cycling together.“ “I’d like to get more information about cycling route to explore local area.“ If you are thinking like the above, why don’t you hang out with us!? ■Subject ・11 aged and over ・A person who will follow our instructions ■Date September 11（Sun）, 2022 ■Time 10:00 am – 3:40 pm ■Meeting Point JR Maibara station east gate ■Itinerary JR Maibara station ↓ Japanese-style Cafe “Tachiki” ↓ Taiko ceder ↓ Soba Noodle Restaurant “Sobanosato Ibuki” ↓ Rose & Berry Tawada ↓ JR Maibara Station ■Ride Distance 37 km ■Fee FREE ＊Please prepare the budget for your lunch, etc. ■Rental Bicycle If you don’t have your own bike, you can rent a bike from us. Please let us know that at the application, if you’d like to rent one. （Cross bike：5280 yen / Road bike：6380 yen ） ■What to bring ・Bike & Helmet（Wearing helmet is necessary） ・Clothing for outdoors ・Drink/Water ■Number of Participants Maximum 10 people ■In case of bad weather.. We make a decision according to the weather forecast two days before that day, and let you know if the event will take place or not. ■Our Wish This is just a ride event in which both we and participants enjoy cycling easily. It’s not an official paid tour, so we won’t get insurance. Thank you for your understanding. ・Please get insurance by yourself, if you would like to do. ➩Recommended insurance: 1DAY Leisure Insurance by LINE（500 yen ～） https://www.ms-ins.com/personal/travel/oneday/ ■Application For an application, please let us know the information below via email, phone, or Instagram/Facebook message. ●Name ●Phone number ●Email address ●Rental Bike / Use or not ★Application deadline★ ➡September 9th（Fri） ■Application and Inquiries BIWAICHI RENTAL CYCLE Phone：090-3863-8453 / Email：firstname.lastname@example.org ↓Mt.Ibuki in late summer ↓Ibuki soba