We have useful information for you to enjoy safe and enjoyable cycle tourism. Please check before you take your trip.
For safe and enjoyable cycling
Cycle touring in the pandemic
Despite COVID-19, it is still possible to enjoy cycle tourism. Just make sure to heed infection prevention rules such as wearing a mask when stopping in at a shop or other facility and maintaining around two lengths from the cyclist in front of you, if traveling in a group.
Please check the "Five Rules for Safe Cycling in Kagoshima" and "Kagoshima Bicycle Bylaws" before your departure. Cyclists do cause a number of road accidents. Get covered for such an eventuality by taking out bicycle liability insurance or similar. Let's build a safe cycle tourism culture in the community, where car drivers also know the rules for bicycles and we are all considerate of each other.
Getting there is half the fun: the cycle train
Hisatsu Orange Railway runs a Cycle Train allowing riders to take their bikes on board without dismantling them. Enjoy a nice and easy cycle tour with your favorite stead. Please check the sections of the railway and departures offering the service at the public website below.
Shipping a bicycle
There are many means of transport to get to Kagoshima, including air, shinkansen, high-speed boat and ferry. Here we cover how to take your bicycle with you.
Assembly at the airport
Kagoshima Airport is equipped with a cycle station where you can assemble or dismantle your bike. It is located near the Tourist Information Center on the 1st floor of the Domestic Terminal, where you can also borrow a toolkit or pump.
For those traveling by JR, high-speed boat or ferry
Should you wish to use a bicycle dispatch service with JR, high-speed boat or ferry, please check the following website for the terms and conditions.
○Koshikishima Shosen (Kushikino and Sendai to Koshikishima)
○Tane Yaku Jetfoil (Kagoshima to Tanegashima and Yakushima)
○Cosmo Line (Kagoshima to Tanegashima)
○Orita Kisen (Kagoshima to Yakushima)
○Iwasaki Corporation (Kagoshima to Tanegashima and Yakushima)
○A-Line Ferry (Kagoshima to Naha), Amami Kaiun (Kagoshima to Kikai and China)
○Marix Line (Kagoshima to Naha)
A tandem cycle is fun for everyone
Kagoshima Prefecture has permitted tandem cycling on public roads since 2018. Check the Kagoshima Police Department Headquarters website about tandem cycling and ride safe. The Kagoshima Cycle Tourism Promotion Council works to promote the safe enjoyment of cycle tourism by all.
Where to ride? Recommended cycle routes
01）the Hokusatsu Route（Kitasatsuma area）
02）the Koshikishima Route（Kitasatsuma area）
03）the Tanegashima Route（Kumage area）
04）the Yakushima Route（Kumage area）
05）the Amamioshima Route（Oshima area）
06）the Tokunoshima Route（Oshima area）
07）the Okinoerabujima Route（Oshima area）
For any queries about cycle tourism, please contact the Tourism, Culture and Sports Department, Kagoshima Prefecture
10-1, Kamoikeshinmachi, Kagoshima-shi
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