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Nice bicycle hiking trail

Nice bicycle hiking trail offside the big cities give a chance to see the nature of Japan. Nice... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
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Great half day out of the cities

Just spent half a day cycling the Kibi Plains route as a chance to see a slightly less urban side... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
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This 15-km long route runs past ancient burial grounds and temples.
Okayama Prefecture
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Nice bicycle hiking trail offside the big cities give a chance to see the nature of Japan. Nice temples and shrines are on the way.

Thank horst1707
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Just spent half a day cycling the Kibi Plains route as a chance to see a slightly less urban side of Japan in between Kyoto and Nara. This was a small detour, but well worth while for a gentle but enjoyable two to three hour...More

1  Thank Eurofolk
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Kibi cycling notes The Kibi cycling route is a very easy and pleasant ride through farming areas and scattered hamlets, with quite a lot of sights to see. As most people seem to start from Bizen Ichinomiya station I did the same. The rental shop...More

4  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 10 December 2017

I went from Okayama Station to Bizen-Ichinomiya Station, where there is a bicycle rental place right at the station. The bike is functional, costing JPY1000 for a full-day rental. Bike rental people barely spoke any English, but the process is quite simple and you will...More

3  Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure how I'd go with this as it is ages since I have been on a bike but the ride is flat, well paved and easy. We rode from one end to the other - station to station - and a little more...More

Thank Susanlam2015
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Kibi Plain Bicylce Route is a nice diversion from sedentary sightseeing. The route is flat and well marked. You get to see a bot of the countryside without too much physical exertion. The Okoyama tourist Office has maps and can give you directions for trains....More

1  Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 9 May 2017

You can rent a cheap (rather crappy) bike at either station. This process goes very smooth. The bike trip is just perfect: interesting landscape, nice temples and shrines, not too long and not too short. Excellent picnic spots can be found along the way (maybe...More

4  Thank hdebie
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We came here as part of a small group and followed the bike trail from Kurashiki with hire bikes. It is a lovely route, about 10 miles round trip. The cherry blossom was out and the views were lovely. I cannot remember having such a...More

1  Thank itchyfeet2014
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Adrian's review of August 2015 is still correct. I took this cycle trail in April 2017. Totally worth this cycle route: a long and pleasant ride with almost no cars (mostly a bicycle/pedestrian path), between rural Japan. It took us 4 hours and we only...More

1  Thank Annelies H
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Easy ride through the plains on a well-marked route. Take your time to see temples, relax, also food opportunities are multiple - just 100-200m away from path, lot of them close to the temple 6km to Soja. Good time - count 4h with train from...More

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8 July 2017|
Response from itchyfeet2014 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not notice. We were a group of 15 and all had our own bikes. Large bike shop so maybe?