Odate-Kosaka Rail Biking involves riding a “rail bike” that you pedal like a bicycle on top of the abandoned tracks of the former Kosaka Railway. It’s a new sensation to feel the clackety vibration beneath your feet as you pedal forward! This is an activity that will hugely delight railroad fans and children alike.
The round trip journey is about 4 kilometres and takes up to about 30 to 40 minutes. The ascent is great exercise, but coming back is refreshing as you descend in a rush! The moment when you cross a railroad bridge midway is thrilling. You can also enjoy scenery of the grandeur of nature. People who don’t feel confident in their body strength can also breath easy with an electric assist bicycle that supports pedalling.
Departures take place every 30 minutes from 9:00 to 16:00. Departures are on the hour and 30 minutes past the hour. Departures on the hour require advance reservations, and departures 30 minutes past the hour are available with a same-day reservation.
- Rail bike: 2,500 yen for a 2-person bike, 3,500 yen for a 4-person bike
Truck: 1,200 per person over junior high school age
- Opening Times
- 9:00 to 16:30 (closed during winter from around November to around April)
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays (please check the website during the Golden Week holiday period and summer holiday period)
- About 15 minutes by car from JR Odate Station
- Car Park
- Official Website
- Visit this website
- Reviews (TripAdvisor)
- Telephone Number