See Kamakura by Bicycle

Traveling around Kamakura by bicycle is a great way to cover more ground and see more sights. Riding bicycles on the sidewalk is allowed and there are lots of beautiful backstreets to glide along while on the way to your next destination.

Although Kita Kamakura is quite hilly and can make for challenging riding, the area around Kamakura Station in all directions offers gentle slopes that are perfect for exploring by bicycle.  Also many of the temples have bicycle parking areas close by.  You’ll be able to see a lot more of the city, while getting a real feel for just how green the city is.

Remember to cycle courteously and patiently, yielding to the many pedestrians along the way. You’ll find the journey is half the fun!

Here is a list of the different rental shops in the area:

JR Bustech (2 locations: one 30 meters  to the right of Kamakura Station East Exit and the other in front of Hase Station.)

Location makes the Kamakura Station branch extremely popular, so arrive early as they often sell out.

Official Website   (in Japanese)

Komachi 1-1  Map (behind Starbucks)  Hase 2-14 Map


Grove (located south from the station on Wakamiya Oji)

Grove specializes in Mountain Bikes and also offers rental helmets and bike bags.

Official Website   (in Japanese)

Yuigahama 2-1-13 Map


Rental Cycle Sasuke  (on the west side of the station, just beyond Kamakura City Hall)

Official Website   (in Japanese)

Sasuke 1-9-3 Map


Kita Kamakura Rental Bike

This shop in Kita Kamakura has the cheapest rentals in the area, with a day rate of ¥1,000.


Yamanouchi 761 Map