Ten 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 ten years since the disastrous earthquake. With a renewed desire to keep its memories from fading away, we promise to provide a different kind of cycling experience – through a safe and easy route, and along with detailed support and supervision from Okumusashi Bike Tours. It will surely be a bicycle trip to remember for a lifetime.

The 8th “Shikahachi” is about to start…
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Registration is now closed.


April 29 (Thu) – May 5 (Wed), 2021

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


You can participate in the stages one at a time – like in Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage where people complete the journey over several years!
April 29 (Thu) – May 5 (Wed), 2021

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

You can participate in one stage at a time. Like the 88 temples of Shikoku, some people have completed the journey over several years!


Shikahachi Support Pack


The following support pack is included for all participant
Digital Distribution of recommended routes
Ride with GPS and Google My Maps
Transport service
You can leave your large luggage in the support car and ride lightly
Emergency Service
Support cars will be present to handle emergencies

We plan to stay in single-room setups in several business hotels. Please relax and get ready for the next day. Our staff will be staying with you, so feel free to ask for help at any time.


Basic Plan

For those who want to ride at their own pace and on their own route

Insurance, accommodation, facility usage fees, meals, etc. are not included in the price.
Single stage participation
6,000 yen
Multiple stages can be selected
    Half participation (first 3 stages)
    16,500 yen
      Half participation (4 stages in the second half)
      22,000 yen
        Full stage participation (all 7 stages)
        35,000 yen
          Limited options6 people

          Guided tours

          Insurance, accommodation, facility usage fees, meals, etc. are not included in the price.
          Single stage participation
          10,000 yen
          複数ステージ選択可
            Half participation (first 3 stages)
            28,500 yen
              Half participation (4 stages in the second half)
              38,000 yen
                Full stage participation (all 7 stages)
                63,000 yen

                  FAQ

                  Q
                  Is it possible to participate in only one stage?
                  A

                  Yes, of course. You may also book a hotel for the night, before or after the stage.

                  Q
                  What is included in the fee and what is not included?
                  A

                  Included in the fee is the “Shikahachi” support pack. Not included in the fee are insurance, use of paid facilities, accommodation, meals, etc. If you do not have insurance with compensation, you can add “Sports Safety Insurance” when you apply.

                  Q
                  How much do you charge for hotel accommodation?
                  A

                  We have adjusted the price to be under 10,000 yen for a single room. If you need a twin room for two people, etc., please contact us.

                  Q
                  I would like to leave as early as possible in the morning because I’m worried about my ability to complete the stage, is that possible?
                  A

                  If you are participating in the basic plan, you are free to depart at any time. Please note that the support car can only be used between the specified departure time and end time.

                  Q
                  Is it possible to change to a guided tour depending on my physical condition?
                  A

                  Yes, if the number of participants for the guided tour has not reached its capacity. In that case, please inform our staff and pay the difference (4,000 yen) in the single stage participation fee. At the moment, there are still openings for all stages.

                  Management Structure

                  Organizer

                  Shikahachi Executive Committee

                  Executive Committee Chairman

                  Shigeru Okada (CEO, OZ Project, Inc)

                  Supervisor and Operator

                  Okumusashi Bike Tours(Galapagos, Inc.)

                  Contact

                  phone 050-5856-1449

                  Location

                  3-27-12, Asahi-cho, Nerima-ku, Tokyo