Let's ride an e-bike through Futamigaura!2021.11.10
The Futamigaura area on the Itoshima Peninsula has so much to see from beautiful seaside landscapes, fantastic sunsets to stylish cafes. Over the past few years, the area has become a popular tourist spot in Fukuoka and is now known throughout Japan. Many people from within and outside Fukuoka come to enjoy the area on weekends.
While the area is bustling, many people who visit Futamigaura use cars, which can cause traffic congestion on weekends and holidays.
Therefore, the “Fukuoka East & West Coast Project” which aims to further enhance the attractiveness of the seaside areas in Fukuoka City, has been working with local private businesses to design e-bike (electric-assisted sports bicycle) tourism which can solve traffic problems and promote round-trip sightseeing in the area.
E-Bikes are bicycles that combine the riding performance of a sports cycle with the electric-assisted function, and have been attracting attention in recent years. This time, a private operator has started lending out the Turbo series from Specialized, the American brand well-known to bicycle enthusiasts. This stylishly designed e-bike does not look like it is equipped with electric power assistance at first glance. It can travel up to 130km on a three-hour charge and can even travel around the Itoshima Peninsula. With an assist function of up to 24km/h, the bike can be ridden with ease even on mountain roads.
The e-bike rental service is available at the following two locations for those who drive to the Futamigaura area and who come by public transport.
【Where to Rent】（1）Itoshima Peninsula Eco Tourism Association
Address: 2195-3 Kota, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City
Access: 1 min walk from Showa Bus Itoshima Sabo-mae Bus Stop
E-bike number: 13
（2）TOYOTA Rent a Car Ito Branch
Address: 1-7-8 Saito, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City
Access: 1 min walk from JR Kyudai Gakkentoshi Station North Exit
E-bike number: 2
Recommended courses from beginners to cyclists
If you’re not sure where to go on your e-bike, check out our recommended model courses. Whether you want to ride around with friends or family, or enjoy just cycling, there will be a suitable course for you to choose. E-bikes are equipped with a smartphone device to help you navigate, so there is no need to worry about getting lost. The operator can check your riding conditions by GPS to make sure the safety or to meet the case of emergency.
An e-bike is the perfect way to cycle around the Futamigaura area, which has so much to offer both by the sea and in the mountains, and you will discover new aspects of the Itoshima Peninsula that you may not have seen before. Why not experience the new tourist value of the Futamigaura area?
【Fees and Payment】
(1) 3,300 yen /2 hours (2) 5,500 yen/day
There are options such as a guided tour.
Please make a reservation in advance from the link below and pay by Apple Pay or other credit cards.
You must be over 150cm tall. There is no limit for age.
★Please click here to see the model courses and to book.
※We ask for your cooperation in preventing the spread of infectious diseases by following basic measures (washing hands, keeping social distancing, wearing a mask, etc.) when you go out.
★Imazu & Kitazaki Areas Tourist Attractions in Nishi Ward Area
★Exploring Futamigaura Area Model Courses
感じる旅 FEELING TRIP
学ぶ旅 LEARNING TRIP
魅せる旅 CHARMING TRIP
★If you get around Itoshima “my route” app is recommended!
It is an app with which you can discover new charms of the Itoshima Peninsula through rich information on spots and events such as where to eat and go, available only in Itoshima. You can also buy and use special digital tickets on the app, so why not try it out!
→ Click here to download the “my route” app.