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Lake Hamana Cycling Road
浜名湖サイクリングロード / はまなこさいくりんぐろーど

Great views of the sea and mountains! Enjoy cycling all the way around Lake Hamana!


Lake Hamana (Hamanako), in the western part of Hamamatsu City, has the shoreline among brackish lakes in Japan. Lake Hamana Cycling Road is a cycling trail that was laid out to lie almost full circle around the lake. Many people come to this cycling road where one can feel and enjoy the nature of Lake Hamana, some enjoy riding road bikes in earnest, some find pleasure in a light-hearted ride with rental bicycles during their trip.


Lake Hamana has a variety of places to see depending on each area. On the south side of the lake connected with the sea, there is Maisaka Town with the iconic red shrine gate standing in the sea, and a historic town Arai where Arai Sekisho (a historical checkpoint) still remains. On the north side, connected with the mountains is Mikkabi Town famous for mandarin oranges, and Sunza Town where marine sports are popular. In addition, the relaxing scenery is charming in this area with quaint stations scattered along the Tenryu Hamanako Railroad. On the west side, there are a number of attractions to visit: Kanzan Temple with hot-spring resort, Hamanako Pal Pal, Hamanako Flower Park and Hamanako Garden Park.
One can freely enjoy cycling during their trip as bicycles can be rented at bicycle rental terminals located in 7 spots around Lake Hamana. Bicycles can be dropped off at each terminal, so feel free to cycle wherever you'd like. With the Hamanako Excursion Ship, you can also take your bicycle aboard and travel from the Kanzan Temple area to the northern area.


Bicycle rental "Cycling Around Hamanako YURIN"

※Please understand that the condition or numbers of bicycles and the status of accepting may be changed according to circumstances.

rts4_kaiko.JPG Kaikokan Terminal/海湖館ターミナル
PLACE:In Arai Benten sea fishing park
rts5_arai.JPG Araimachi Eki-nishi Terminal/新居町駅西ターミナル
PLACE:JR Araimachi station western neighbor
rts6_benten.JPG Bentenjima Kaihin koen Terminal

PLACE:The south side of the JR Bentenjima station
OPEN:Apr-Sep 9:00am-4:30pm
Oct-Mar 9:00am~3:30pm
★Kid's bicycles available
rts7_nagisa.JPG Nagisaen terminal/渚園ターミナル
PLACE:Nagisaen administrative builiding

rts8_kanzanji.JPG Kanzanji Terminal/舘山寺ターミナル
PLACE:Kanzanji Onsen tourism association
Kid's bicycles available
rts9_kiga.JPG Kiga Eki Terminal/気賀駅ターミナル
PLACE:In Tenryu Hamanako Railroad "Kiga Eki"
Kid's bicycles available
rts10_mikkabi.JPG Mikkabi Eki Terminal/三ヶ日駅ターミナル
PLACE:In Tenryu Hamanako Railroad "Mikkabi Eki"
Electric bicycles available (extra charge apply)
Lake Hamana sightseeing cruiser
The last cruise leaving from Seto port is
at 3:45pm
from Mar 1st to Nov 25th, from Dec 29th to Jan 5th
at 2:20pm
from Nov 26th to Dec 28th, from Jan 6th to Feb 28th
Please be careful not to be late.

rts11_seto.JPG Seto Kou Terminal/瀬戸港ターミナル
PLACE:Hamanako pleasure boat Seto Harbor
Lake Hamana sightseeing cruiser
The last cruise leaving from Seto port is
at 3:45pm
from Mar 1st to Nov 25th, from Dec 29th to Jan 5th
at 2:20pm
from Nov 26th to Dec 28th, from Jan 6th to Feb 28th
Please be careful not to be late.

Child 12 and under / day ¥ 310
Adult / day ¥ 510

Added for drop ¥1,000
※Deposit is charged to every customer and refunded upon return of the bicycle.
※Bicycles can be dropped off anywhere between terminals. In such cases, deposit is paid as drop fee and not paid back.

In the case of flat tire
Each terminal deals with the case differently. We request that you check with the terminal when renting.

How to rent
Fill in and submit the application for bicycle rental at each terminal.
Also submit some form of identification (passport, drivers' license, health insurance card, student identification, banking card, etc.) together with the application.

【Sample of application for bicycle rental (English version)】
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Referring to the sample, fill in all fields inside the red frame of the application (4 copies) and submit at the terminals.