Go simple.

There is a reason why we recommend visitors to “bike it”.


Bicycling Minamisanriku is a passport to a unique journey through

the most authentic experience of the town.

Whether it’s the soft sea breeze as you ride along the coast,

the fishermen hand-in-hand at the ports with hovering gulls overhead,

the holistic life of satoyama farmers working on golden fields of rice,

or the beauty of the people’s smiles and hope for the future −

feel at your own pace, experience all the sights, sounds, smells, tastes

and the town’s resilience ー

while also leaving less trace to its bountiful environment.

The truth is, Minamisanriku is not just for looking at.

To really experience these treasures, you have to hop out of the car,

walk along and feel them beneath your feet.

Whatever the path, it is sure to impact you in a way you had never imagined.

From long before and even more so since the Great East Japan Earthquake,

we are conscious of protecting a way of life in harmony with the bounty of nature.

We welcome you to experience this, and live simply and sustainably,

together with us.


Bikes are rented out at the Minamisanriku Tourism Association

 Desk at Minamisanriku Sun Sun Shopping Village.

Hours: 9:30am – 5pm  Everyday

Charge: Mountain bike  500 yen (3 hours)

Electric bike  700 yen (3 hours)

Minamisanriku Tourism Association Desk 
(Sun Sun Shopping Village)

Address: 51 Itsukamachi, Shizugawa, Minamisanriku-chō, Motoyoshi-gun, Miyagi Prefecture 986-0752

(Three minute walk from Shizugawa Station)

Tel: 0226-47-2550   

Email: post@m-kankou.jp

Other: Mountain bikes and electric bikes available


  • Night riding is not advised. Areas of reconstruction from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake could be dangerous. Ride at your own discretion.
  • Please be respectful while riding through the remains.

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