Thirteen years later,

Bicycle trip to trace the memories of the Great East Japan Earthquake

What is “Shikahachi”?

The “Tour de East Japan Kashima to Hachinohe 800km” started in 2014 and is nicknamed “Shikahachi”. Starting from Kashima Jingu Shrine in Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture, the riders cycle a total of 800km to Kabushima Shrine in Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate, and Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture, over a period of seven days.
It has been fourteen years since the devastating earthquake. With a renewed desire to keep its memories alive, we promise to provide a different kind of cycling experience – through a safe and easy route, along with detailed support and supervision from Okumusashi Bike Tours. It is sure to be a cycling trip you will remember for a lifetime.

“Shikahachi” is about to start…
  • Days
  • Hours
  • Minutes
  • Seconds
SHIKAHACHI “Omakase” Plan

“Special offer for international travelers”

• AccommodationSingle bedroom for 8nights
• Meals8 Breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
• Transport – Shinkansen ticket back to Tokyo from Hachinohe, Airport pick-up service if you need.
• Price – ¥300000
Our guided cycle tour includes use of a backup vehicle and carry your luggage so you can cycle at your own pace. We will make sure that we provide you an unforgettable experience with our OMOTENASHI mind.

SHIKAHACHI “Omakase” Plan follows the route of the guided tour. Although the total distance does not reach 800 km, the guide will carefully choose the route to ensure that you can ride the tour safely and without strain.

Registration will begin in October.


I understand that the “OMAKASE” Plan is only for guided tours with short distances, but I would like to ride the whole route, is that possible?

If you just understand that you will not be guided, you can ride based on the digital data we will provide you in advance.

Is it possible to participate in only one stage?

Yes, of course. Please let us know in the comments section of your application. We will provide you with a new estimate after hearing your wishes.

Can I rent a bicycle?

Yes, please let us know your request in the comments section of your application as soon as possible, as the size and number of bicycles are limited.

Is it possible to arrange another hotel after the event?

Yes, please let us know in the comments section of your application. We will provide you with a new estimate after hearing your wishes.

News & Topics

Management Structure


Shikahachi Executive Committee

Executive Committee Chairman

Shigeru Okada (CEO, OZ Project, Inc)

Supervisor and Operator

Okumusashi Bike Tours(Galapagos, Inc.)


phone 0493-59-8220


646-1, Iwadono, Higashimatsuyama, Saitama

Official Support

Kashima City, Hachinohe City