Rental and shared bicycles in Hakata and other parts of Fukuoka

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Introducing recommended rental and shared bicycles available in Fukuoka Prefecture.

Fukuoka Prefecture is full of places of interest, such as gourmet food, historical buildings, and natural scenery, and offers a wide variety of bicycle rental and shared bicycle services.

Please refer to this page as a means of exploring Fukuoka Prefecture’s sightseeing spots.

Content of this article

  • Bicycle rental for Hakata and Dazaifu area
  • Bicycle rental for Itoshima and Kurume City area
  • Shared bicycles available in Fukuoka

I’ll start by introducing you to the bike rentals available in the Hakata and Dazaifu areas!

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Bicycle rental for Hakata and Dazaifu area

We will start by introducing you to the bicycle rental available in the Hakata area, Kyushu’s largest city, and in the Dazaifu area, famous for its historical buildings.

In the Hakata area, there are many attractive sightseeing spots such as the Tenjin underground shopping center and the Port of Hakata, not to mention gourmet food.

The following are such bicycle rental services available in Fukuoka and Dazaifu City.

  • KARIRUBAI
  • Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station Bicycle Rental

KARIRUBAI

KARIRUBAI is a bike rental service available at KITTE Hakata, located just outside JR Hakata Station.

Electric assist bicycles and cross bikes etc are available for rent. This service is recommended for those who are sightseeing or exploring the Hakata Station area rather than farther away.

Fees and rental models etc

Rental fee Up to 8 hours 1,000 yen〜
(※Varies depending on bicycle model)
Bicycle Model General bicycles, electrically power assisted bicycles, cross bikes, mini bicycles
business hours 9:00-19:00
business holiday Year-end, New Year and summer holidays
office 9-1, Hakata Station Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

For other usage and details regarding KARIRUBAI, please refer to the official website below.

KARIRUBAI

Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station Bicycle Rental

At Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station, rental bicycles operated by the railroad company are available.

Dazaifu City is very attractive as a town with the atmosphere of an ancient capital, including Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, which is famous as the god of academics and protection from bad luck.

It is an emotional sightseeing spot perfect for wandering around on foot or bicycle.

Fees and rental models etc

Rental fee 500yen〜 / a day
(※Varies depending on bicycle model)
Bicycle Model General bicycles and electrically power assisted bicycles
business hours 9:00-18:00
business holiday the New Year’s holiday
office Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station

For other information on how to use the Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station rental bicycles and details, please refer to the official website below.

Nishitetsu Group Official Website

Bicycle rental for Itoshima and Kurume City area

Next, we explain about bike rentals available in the vicinity of Itoshima City and Kurume City, which are famous for their beautiful evening scenery and historical buildings.

The main bike rental services are as follows.

  • Itoshima City Tourism Association
  • Minohokuroku Bicycle Rental

Itoshima City Tourism Association

In Itoshima City, the Itoshima City Tourist Association, located near JR Chikuzenmaehara Station, operates a bicycle rental service.

Two types of bicycles are available: electric bicycles and cross bikes.

Itoshima City is a relatively new town created by the merger of three towns in 2010, and its rich natural environment makes it a popular tourist spot for outdoor sports such as swimming and mountain climbing.

In addition, Itoshima City can be accessed by train from Fukuoka City in just 30 minutes with no connections!

If you are coming to Hakata for sightseeing in Fukuoka, why not also visit Itoshima City?

Fees and rental models etc

Rental fee 2 hours: 600 yen
4 hours: 1,000 yen
8 hours: 1,500 yen
Bicycle Model Cross bikes and electrically power assisted bicycles
business hours 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
※Bicycles must be returned by 17:00
business holiday the New Year’s holiday
office Itoshima City Tourism Association
(1-1-18, Maebaru-Chuo, Itoshima City, Fukuoka Prefecture)

For other information on how to use the service and details, please refer to the Itoshima City Tourist Association website below.

Itoshima City Tourism Association

Minohokuroku Bicycle Rental

Kurume City offers the Minohokuroku Bicycle Rental Service, which allows visitors to explore the Minohokuroku neighborhood.

The Minohokuroku Bicycle Rental Service allows visitors to rent and return bicycles at four locations, including JR Tanushimaru Station, and is recommended for bicycle sightseeing in the Minohokuroku area.

Bicycles available for rent include general-purpose and children’s models, as well as electrically power assisted bicycles.

Fees and rental models etc

Rental fee General and children’s bicycles: 500 yen / a day
Electric assist bicycles: 800 yen / a day
Bicycle Model General bicycles, electrically power assisted bicycles, children’s bicycles
business hours 9:00-17:00
※Yamanobe Road Cultural Center is open from 10:00 to 17:00
office JR Tanushimaru Station

For other information on how to use the service and details, please refer to the official Kurume Tourism website below.

Kurume Official Tourism Site

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Shared bicycles available in Fukuoka

In addition to renting bicycles, shared bicycles are also recommended for bicycle sightseeing in Fukuoka Prefecture.

The main bicycle sharing services available in Fukuoka Prefecture are as follows.

  • COGICOGI
  • mikuchari
  • ChariChari

Unlike bicycle rental service, in the case of shared bicycles, the place where the bicycle is rented and the place where it is returned do not have to be the same.

In other words, if there is a nearby affiliated bicycle parking lot, you can return your bicycle there.

It is recommended for those who are not particular about the type of bike, such as a cross bike, or for those who travel short distances.

COGICOGI

Correspondence area Fukuoka City (Chuo-ku, Hakata-ku)
Usage fee 12 hours: 2,310 yen
24 hours: 2,640 yen
48 hours: 3,960 yen
Business hours 24hours
Model electric assist bicycle
Payment Method credit card

COGICOGI is a shared cycle service operated by Cogicogi Corporation, which operates in the Kanto and Kansai etc regions.

There are several dedicated bicycle parking lots in Fukuoka City, making this service ideal for sightseeing in the Hakata area and other locations.

The hotel also offers plans for consecutive nights, including a 24-hour plan for those staying in Fukuoka.

And, all bicycles available for rent are electric assist bicycles. Sports bicycles and bicycles for children are not available.

How to use COGICOGI

To use COGICOGI’s shared cycle service, install the dedicated app on your smartphone and create a new account.

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Also, when using the system, the smartphone’s location information and Bluetooth functions are used, so both should be set to ON.

The basic procedure for subsequent use is as follows.

  1. Purchase the plan of your choice on the app
  2. Go to the affiliated bicycle parking lot
  3. Check available bicycles on the app
  4. Tap the bicycle number on the app
  5. Unlocking bicycles
  6. Rental confirmation on the app

To return a bicycle, park it at the dedicated COGICOGI bicycle parking lot, lock the bike, and then operate the “Return” button on the app to complete the process.

For other details and specific instructions for use, please refer to the official COGICOGI website below.

COGICOGI official website

Recommended for sightseeing in Kitakyushu! Mikuchari

rental port Kitakyushu City
Usage fee 70 yen per 15 minutes
1,000 yen per 12 hours
Business hours 24hours
Model electric assist bicycle
Payment Method credit card

Mikuchari is a shared cycle service operated by Mikuni Co. The service is available in the Kitakyushu area.

The rental models are all electrically power assisted bicycles, and the fee plan is a simple 70 yen per 15 minutes.

On the other hand, COGICOGI does not offer plans for consecutive nights, making it a service suitable for day-trip strolls.

Recommended for bicycle sightseeing in Kitakyushu City, including the Kanmon Straits and Kokura Castle!

How to use mikuchari

To use Mikuchari, you must first download the dedicated application and register your account and payment information within the application.

The dedicated application will be that of HELLO CYCLING, with which Mikuchari is affiliated.

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The general procedure for subsequent rentals and returns is as follows.

  1. Find dedicated bicycle parking via the app.
  2. Reserve a Bicycle
  3. Go to the affiliated bicycle parking lot
  4. Enter the PIN on the operation panel
  5. Rental starts

To return bicycles, please park them in the designated area of the dedicated bicycle parking lot and lock them manually.

In addition, press the “RETURN” button on the control panel on the bicycle handlebars and select return to complete your use.

For other specific information on how to use Mikuchari, please refer to the official website below.

Mikuchari official website

Charichari

rental port All areas in Fukuoka City
Usage fee General bicycles: 6 yen / minute
Electric assist bicycles: 15 yen / minute
Business hours 24 hours
(※Excluding some bicycle parking lots)
Model General bicycles・ electrically power assisted bicycles
Payment Method credit card

Charichari is a shared bicycle service provided by neuet Co.

We have a large number of dedicated bicycle parking spaces in Fukuoka City, making us the largest of the city’s shared cycle service.

There are two types of bicycles available for rent: regular bicycles and electrically power assisted bicycles.

This service is recommended for those who wish to sightsee in Hakata, Tenjin, and other cities in Fukuoka City.

How to use Charichari

To use Charichari’s shared bicycles, a dedicated app must be installed on your smartphone.

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After downloading the Charichari app and setting up the necessary information, you can rent a bicycle by following the steps below.

  1. Use the app to find dedicated bicycle parking
  2. QR code to unlock locks
  3. Rental starts

To return the bicycle, go to the nearest dedicated Charichari bicycle parking lot, park and lock the bicycle there, and you are done.

The completion of bicycle use can be confirmed in the app.

For other information on how to use Charichari and for more details, please visit the official website below.

Charichari official website

Summary of this article

In this article, we have introduced you to the bike rentals and shared bicycles available in Fukuoka Prefecture!

The types of bicycles that can be rented on shared bicycles are limited. On the other hand, bike rental services offer a wide variety of bicycles, including road bikes, for rent.

I would recommend using the system according to your preference, purpose, and time of use.

We hope this article will be of some help for bicycle tourism in Fukuoka Prefecture.

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I am a freelance advertising designer who has been working with local bike dealers for over 8 years.

In private life, I gave my long-time favorite mountain bike to a friend, and now I use a cross bicycle.

Recently I started muscle training, but soon become sore always.

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