Bise Tree Road: Fuku Ippuku Chaya Bike Rentals

Bise Tree Road l Okinawa Hai!

Editor’s Note: We have another post all about Bise Village, but for more specifics about bike rentals, keep reading below!

CONTRIBUTED BY CASEY ANNIS

Bise Tree Road l Okinawa Hai!

Bise Tree Road l Okinawa Hai!Bise Fukugi Tree Road is a little hidden gem just past Churaumi Aquarium and Expo Park. If you haven’t been there before I suggest you check it out. We drove past Expo and took the next left after the large new hotel. (There is a sign that says Bise Village on it.)

After driving past the hotel, you will come to a gray concrete bathroom facility.  Just past this bathroom, you will see a sign leading you down a narrow road that says, “Entrance to Bise Fukugi Tree Road.” Follow this road and you will come to a bike shop on the right side. Just past this shop (on the left side) there is a small parking lot with a “P” sign at the entrance. You can park here for free.

The bike rental shop is called “Fuku Ippuku Chaya.” The owner’s name is Kaneshi Takayuki. He was very nice, and he helped us pick out our bikes. There were several to chose from.

The cost is 300 yen for the first hour, and you pay as you check them out. If you keep the bike longer, you will be charged depending on how long you’d like to keep the bike. You can even rent them for 1-2 days if need be.

After riding bikes through this beautiful tree-lined town, we rode out to the sea wall and rode all the way to the end, which brings you very close to Expo.

Bise Tree Road l Okinawa Hai!

We made a u-turn and cut back down the main road, stopping to pet a water buffalo. (They have buffalo-pulled carriage rides there as well).

Bise Tree Road l Okinawa Hai!

After riding around for more than an hour (the owner didn’t charge us extra), we made our way back to the bike shop. We sat down at the bike shop’s covered outdoor picnic table area, and relaxed under the fans. I ordered a strawberry kaki gori (shaved ice) for my daughter without looking at the picture menu. I was kind of taken aback when it cost 650 yen. However, when I saw how massive this piece of art was, I realized why it wasn’t 300 yen.

Bise Tree Road l Okinawa Hai!

On top of the ice portion of this large bowl was strawberry sauce and a huge scoop of strawberry ice cream. It took all three of us to tackle this dessert, and it was delicious! This capped off the end to a lovely little trip. I would recommend stopping here whenever you go up north; it was quite relaxing detour. One word of caution: there are a lot of mosquitoes around this town. However, you don’t need to bring your own bug spray because the bike shop has some sitting next to the bikes and luckily for us, the owner reminded us to use it.

Directions: Drive past Expo Park on 114 (heading north). Take the next left after the large new hotel. (There is a sign that says Bise Village on it.) After driving past the hotel, you will come to a gray concrete bathroom facility. Just past this bathroom, you will see a sign leading you down a narrow road that says, “Entrance to Bise Fukugi Tree Road.” Follow this road and you will come to a bike shop on the right side. Just past this shop (on the left side) there is a small parking lot with a “P” sign at the entrance. You can park here for free.

Address: 495 Bise, Motobu, Kunigami District, Okinawa, Japan

Google Map Coordinates: 26.70360012444335, 127.88107124299165

Hours: Fuku Ippuku Chaya Bike Rental Shop is open from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily from April-September, and from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from October-March.

Cost: 300 yen for the first hour

Website: Fuku Ippuku Chaya Bike Rental Shop. The page has maps, hours and even a video showing you the drive from the main entrance to his shop.

Phone: 098-048-2584, cell phone is 090-7920-9315

Bise Tree Road l Okinawa Hai!

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