Fukuoka Bike Tour

Fukuoka Bike Tour



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“Discover Fukuoka City by bike with a local guide – a fun, informative and very efficient way – “

Fukuoka Bike Tour is our most popular bike tour covering important and famous historical and cultural sites in Fukuoka City such as old city in the Hakata area, Fukuoka castle ruins, downtown, riverside, seaside, park and so on. And you go to a ramen restaurant popular for locals for lunch.

By making good use of advantage of bicycles, we will run also on back streets and visit hidden places. So you will see the lives of ordinary people in Fukuoka.
You will be able to find the differences between Fukuoka and other cities in Japan such as Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

You will get refreshed and be able to know quickly about Fukuoka and the locality on the bike tour.
It will be a very efficient way to learn about the city and the best way to enjoy an authentic and intimate Fukuoka experience.


“4 hours – you feel at one with Fukuoka and your Fukuoka trip become more fun.”

You enjoy cycling on the bike tour with our local guides who are friendly, familiar with Fukuoka City and will share their insights. If you have questions about Fukuoka, Japan and so on, please feel free to ask your local guide.

We hope you will feel at one with our city Fukuoka, the Fukuoka Bike Tour will be the best way to spend your time and your Fukuoka trip will become a great memory for you. We look forward to cycling in Fukuoka with you.


Highlights of the Fukuoka Bike Tour:

  • Important shrine and temple in the old city “Hakata” area
  • Some of fine architectures
  • Downtown Tenjin and Daimyo
  • Historical sites: Fukuoka Castle Ruins, Korokan and Genko Bulwark Ruins against Mongolian invasion
  • Ohori Park and Maizuru Park (Cherry blossoms bloom in spring)
  • Fukuoka Tower (outer view)
  • Comfortable cycling along the coast and the river
  • Cycling on back streets
  • Japanese confectionary shop and lunch at a local ramen restaurant


Information:

 Availability: View calendar
 Meeting Place: Trip insight office (Reizenso Building)
 Meeting Time: 8:50 am
 Tour Time: 9:00 am – 13:15 pm (4 hours and 15 minutes)
 Distance: 20 km (12.4 miles)
 Fitness Level: Intermediate
 Capacity: Max 8 persons, Min 1 person
 Language: English
 Price per person: JPY 6,500


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logo_fukutabi_s *This tour is recognized as the Fukutabi tour program organized by the Fukuoka city government.

 

1. Date/Time:

(1) Date:
Please see the schedule calendar.

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(2) Time:
9:00 am – 1:15 pm (4 hours and 15 minutes)

*In case of rain, the tour will be canceled.

*Please let us know if you would like to request another time.



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2. Meeting Place:

(1) Meeting Time:8:50 am

(2) Meeting Place:
Trip insight office at the 4th floor (B-44) of Reizenso Building (冷泉荘)
Address: 9-35, Kamikawabata-machi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken
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3. Fee and Payment:

JPY 6,500 per one person

*The price includes; Rental bike, English speaking guide, Lunch (Hakata ramen noodle (pork bone broth ramen) or other food), helmet, a bottle of mineral water and tax.

*If you have food allergies and requirements, please let us know beforehand.

Payment:
*Please pay the fee in Japanese Yen cash to the guide at the beginning on the tour day.

*payment is also accepted with via credit card through PayPal.
If you wish to use credit card, please let us know by the previous day of the tour.
We will send you the invoice through PayPal and please pay by the previous day of the tour.
We do not accept any payments by a credit card on the day of the tour.

*If you make a group reservation, we may ask you to pay by credit card through PayPal beforehand.



4. Enrollment limit:

Max 8 persons, Min 1 person

*Private tours are available.
Please feel free to contact us.



5. Course:

Distance: about 20 km (12.4 miles)
Time: 4 hours and 15 minutes

(1) Kushida Shrine
(2) Tochoji Temple
(3) Acros Fukuoka Building
(4) Korokan Historical Museum
(5) Fukuoka Castle Ruins
(6) Ohori Park
(7) Momochi Beach
(8) Fukuoka Tower (outer view)
(9) Genko Bulwark Ruins against Mongolian invasion
(10) Lunch at a ramen noodle shop
(11) Goal at Trip insight office

*The tour schedule is subject to change.




6. Bicycles:


Our bikes are 24 or 21 speed cross bike (hybrid bike) suitable for height between 145 cm (4.8 ft.) and 190 cm (6.2 ft.).

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7. Tour Guide:

We started the first English bike tour in Fukuoka City “Fukuoka Bike Tour” with our professional guides in 2010 because we wanted you to enjoy your Fukuoka trip by an authentic and intimate experience. All of our English tour guides are friendly, familiar with Fukuoka City and love riding bicycles.
We look forward to walking with you!

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8. Application:

Advance reservation is required for the tour.
Interested participants should fill out and send the booking form by 3:00 pm (Japan Time) the day before the tour. We look forward to hearing from you!

*Response will be sent two business days.



Customer Testimonies

Fortunately we have received very good words for the bike tour from a lot of tourists, convention and cruise customers from over 40 countries and regions in the world.

  This experience has been one of the best parts of my time in Japan. It has exceeded my expectations. I have seen and learned so much more than expected. I would recommend this tour to anyone!  
(USA)

  We really enjoyed our day with you in Fukuoka. How could we possibly forget our day with you! Tour guide was so pleasant, patient, kind and full of enthusiasm and knowledge of your city that it would have been impossible not to have a great day. He was able to take us to so many different and interesting locations and to explain each one to us. We also really enjoyed our authentic ramen noodles. Very good luck with your bike trips and business! Thanks again.  
(UK)


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The meeting place “the Reizenso building” is conveniently situated in the middle of the old city Hakata. We provide you with good, light and cool hybrid bikes, so you will enjoy comfortable cycling on the bike tour.





Kushida shrine well-known in Fukuoka and loved by local people is a guardian god of an old town in the “Hakata” area and the center of two biggest festivals, Hakata Gion Yamakasa and Hakata Dontaku. Your guide will explain the difference between Shinto and Buddhism, the reason why Japanese people believe there are a lot of gods on Shinto religion, Japanese customs, etc.





Here, in Tochoji temple founded as the first temple in 806, you see the biggest wooden Buddha in Japan “Fukuoka Great Buddha”, beautiful five-storied pagoda, etc.


Let’s enjoy cycling on a back street! You will see a real life of Fukuoka.




We are going to take a break at a Japanese confectionary shop popular for local people.







Fukuoka castle which samurai lived in was built by a master of castle construction in Japan over 6 years around 400 years ago. Your guide will explain about the castle such as what the castle was built for, where all the stones were carried from and so on.







On the Fukuoka Bike Tour, you will run the course in Fukuoka castle so that you will enjoy in every season, for example, cherry blossoms in spring, the autumn colors in autumn.





How pleasant it would be to go cycling through the Ohori Park! Around the Ohori park is one of a high class residential area in Fukuoka City.



b06 The Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament is held in Fukuoka City in the middle of November every year. If you are lucky, you will meet and talk with a sumo wrestler at a sumo stable on this bike tour.







Fukuoka is known for a nice seaside town. When you run along the coast, you can relish the sea breeze.





Genko Bulwark Ruins (Genko Borui) is one of the most important historical sites in Fukuoka. In 1281, the Mongolian army was unable to invade Japan by this long walls. Your guide will explain about how samurai fought and the relations with Kamikaze.





Let’s go to a ramen restaurant popular for locals for lunch. Lunch is Hakata ramen noodle (pork bone broth ramen)!





We hope the Fukuoka Bike Tour will become a very good memory for your Fukuoka trip.


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