Introduction of rental bicycles in Wakayama, including Nanki-Shirahama

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Wakayama Prefecture is located in the southernmost part of Japan’s Kinki region and has many leisure spots from the mountains to the sea, including Koyasan and Nanki-Shirahama.

The relatively mild climate, except during the full-blown winter season, makes it a good destination for cycling.

In this issue, we will introduce the following points about bike rentals recommended for sightseeing in Wakayama Prefecture!

Content of this article

  • Bicycle rental in Wakayama City
  • Bicycle rental in Nanki-Shirahama

If you are planning to travel to Wakayama Prefecture, please take advantage of this opportunity.

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Bicycle rental recommended for sightseeing in Wakayama City

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Wakayama City has several popular tourist spots, including Wakayama Castle and Wakayama Marina City.

Bicycle-sharing services are not common in Wakayama City, so rental bicycles are recommended for bicycle sightseeing.

The two main bicycle rental services available in Wakayama City are as follows.

  • Wakachika bicycle rental
  • Wakayama Castle Bicycle Rental

Wakachika bicycle rental

Wakachika Rental Bicycles are available for rent at the Tourist Exchange Center in Wakachika Plaza, located near JR Wakayama Station.

Located within walking distance from Wakayama Station, this service is recommended for train users.

Bicycles available for rent include standard city bicycles as well as sports bicycles and electric assist bicycles.

Fees and vehicle types etc

Rental fee 600yen〜/ a day
(※Varies depending on bicycle model)
Bicycle Model General bicycle・Electric assist bicycle・sports bicycle
business hours ■Weekdays 9:00-18:00
■Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 9:00-17:00
business holiday the New Year’s holiday
office 5-13-2 Misono-cho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

For other details about Wakachika rental bikes, including how to use them, please refer to the official website of Wakayama City Tourist Association below.

Wakachika Rent-a-Cycle

Wakayama Castle Bicycle Rental

Wakayama Castle Rent-a-Cycle is a bicycle rental service located on the first floor of Wakayama History Museum.

Since only standard bicycles can be rented, this rental service is recommended for those who wish to explore the Wakayama Castle area by bicycle.

However, there are areas within the grounds of Wakayama Castle where bicycles are not allowed, so please check in advance.

Fees and vehicle types etc

Rental fee 600yen / a day
Bicycle Model general bicycle
business hours 9:00〜17:00
business holiday the New Year’s holiday
office 3 Ichibancho, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture

For other information on how to use and details regarding Wakayama Castle rental bicycles, please refer to the official website of Wakayama City Tourist Association.

Recommended Bicycle Rentals in Nanki-Shirahama

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Nanki-Shirahama is located further south from Wakayama City and has several beautiful and spectacular spots such as “Senjyoshiki” and “Engetsu Island”.

The coastal area is often used as a cycling course.

Some people even ride road bikes on a long-distance course from around downtown Wakayama to Shirahama.

The following are convenient bicycle rentals for cycling and sightseeing in Nanki-Shirahama.

  • Shirahama Tourist Association Bicycle Rental
  • Giant Store Nanki-Shirahama

Shirahama Tourist Association Bicycle Rental

One of the bicycle rental services available in Nanki-Shirahama is operated by the Shirahama Tourist Association.

City bicycles, electric assist bicycles, and other E-BIKE are available for rent.

The terrain around Nanki-Shirahama has large ups and downs, so we recommend electric-assist bicycles that can be used safely on slopes.

Fees and vehicle types etc

Rental fee Electric assist bicycle: 1,000yen
General bicycle: 500yen
Bicycle Model General bicycle・Electric assist bicycle・E-BIKE(MTB)
business hours 8:30〜17:00
business holiday
office 1384-57 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama
(Machikado Gallery Shirasuna)

For other information on how to use the Shirahama Tourist Association’s rental bicycles and for more details, please visit the official website below.

Shirahama Tourist Association Bicycle Rental

Giant Store Nanki-Shirahama

Giant Store is a specialty store that sells cross bikes, e-bikes, and other authentic sport cycle brands.

Bicycle rental service is also offered at this location.

The main types of vehicles that can be rented are cross bikes, road bikes, and other sports bicycles.

The lineup includes a wide variety of models, including full-fledged models and sport cycles for beginners, making it suitable for both advanced and first-time users of sport cycles.

This service is recommended for those who want to do a lot of cycling while touring around Shirahama’s spectacular scenery!

Fees and vehicle types etc

Rental fee Fees vary depending on the type of car and number of days.
Bicycle Model Road bikes・Cross bikes・Kids bikes・E-BIKE
business hours 9:00〜19:00
business holiday Tuesday
office 1821 Shirahama-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama

For other information on how to use and details regarding bike rental at Giant Store Nanki-Shirahama, please refer to the official website below.

Giant Store Nanki-Shirahama

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Summary of this article

In this article, I have introduced some of the best bicycle rental servie for sightseeing in Wakayama Prefecture!

In addition to the sightseeing spots and bicycle rentals introduced here, there are many other famous places and cycling spots, such as Kumano Kodo.

If you have been on several sightseeing trips to Kyoto and Osaka, but not yet to Wakayama Prefecture… If so, please visit Wakayama Prefecture.

Well, have a great day!

Author of this article

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WATARU

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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WATARU

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Freelance advertising designer. After graduating from university, I got a jpb at a design office and worked on the production of advertising materials. After working for about two years, I quit the company and are working as a freelance.