Niigata Prefecture is promoting the certification of “cyclist-friendly lodgings” for bicycle enthusiasts. In the Joetsu area, a total of four accommodations in Joetsu City and Myoko City have been certified.
The “Cyclist Friendly Inn” certification program was launched in July to encourage cyclists to stay longer in Niigata Prefecture, provide them with opportunities to experience the charms of the region, and increase the satisfaction of cyclists visiting Niigata.
According to the prefecture, as of the end of August, 10 facilities have met the requirements and have been certified. The certified accommodations can store bicycles, lend airing and repair tools, provide temporary baggage storage, and offer parcel delivery and shipping services.
Marine Hotel Hamanas (Jogehama, Kakizaki-ku, Joetsu City)
■ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Niigata
■Shunsai-no Sho Sakado Castle
■Echigo Yuzawa HATAGO Isen
■Soratobuusagi (229-2 Suginosawa, Myoko City)
Lockable storage, laundry service, washing and working space, information
■Marine Hotel Hamanasu (262 Jogehama, Kakizaki-ku, Joetsu City)
Lockable storage in guest rooms, washing and working space, provision of information
■Hotel Taikoh (402 Akakura, Myoko City)
Lockable storage space, laundry service, washing and working space, information provided
■Hotel Kafukan (643-11 Sekikawa, Myoko City)
Lockable storage, laundry service, washing/working space, information
The prefecture will continue to accept applications and enhance the program.