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Get active and explore the area’s many sightseeing destinations on this 180km long cycle path network, just an hour’s journey from Tokyo. From the lakes and waterways of the Kasumigaura area to Mount Tsukuba, the area’s abundant nature is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and renewed.

In November 2019, Tsukuba Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road was selected as one of Japan’s world class cycle networks and one of the country’s first National Cycle Routes alongside Biwaichi in Shiga Prefecture and Shimanamikaido in Hiroshima and Aichi Prefectures. The cycle paths and infrastructure, safe cycling policies and all-round smooth travel experience whether you’re a renting a bike or bringing your own make Ring Ring Road the perfect environment for a great cycling experience.

A must-visit for all cyclists, Ring Ring Square Tsuchiura is located inside the PLAYatre shopping centre, directly connected to Tsuchiura Station. Ring Ring Square is a one-stop shop for cyclists arriving by train – set up your bike or collect your pre-booked rental cycle, choose your route and you’re ready to go!
What’s more, a new hotel aimed at cyclists, Hoshino Resort BEB5 Tsuchiura will also open inside PLAYatre on March 19th 2020!

For more information on what to see and do in the area or to meet fellow cyclists, stop off at Ring Ring Port Tsuchiura.

Ring Ring Square Tsuchiura, PLAYatre Tsuchiura 1F/B1F

Ring Ring Square Tsuchiura – a one-stop-shop for all your cycling needs.

Opening Hours
Le Cyc Rental Cycles (1F): 10:00 – 20:00
HELLO CYCLING (B1F): 05:00 – 01:00 the following day (use the free HELLO CYCLING app to rent your bike and pick it up from the automated B1F rental area)
Changing rooms, showers and lockers are located on B1F

Address: PLAYatre 1F/B1F, 1-30 Ariakecho, Tsuchiura City


Ring Ring Port Tsuchiura

“Opening Hours
09:00 – 18:00
Shows ¥200/30 minutes (please ask at reception, hair dryers, soap and shampoo available)

Address: 13-25 Ni-chome, Kawaguchi, Tsuchiura City”


Hoshino Resort BEB5 Tsuchiura

This special cycling hotel directly connected to Tsuchiura Station is due to open on March 19th 2020. Guests can check in and out without even having to get off their bike and those who book a ‘Cycle Room’ can even bring their bike into their room! The area around the hotel is also cyclist-friendly, making for an all-round stress-free cycling experience.
BEB5 Tsuchiura is the perfect base for people looking to explore the Tsukuba Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road and discover the best of Ibaraki Prefecture!
Free wifi available throughout the hotel.

Book online:
Phone calls from overseas: +81-50-3786-1144 (10:00 – 19:00)
Booking via the phone incurs extra an administration fee.

Tsukuba Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road