B.B.BASE

Route Map

Train and bicycle
new journey

Travel with your favorite bicycle

Mount your bike on the onboard rack and have a seat.
This is the start of a new cycling adventure in Boso.
When you get off the train, you will find the blue sea and green hills waiting for you and your bike.
B.B.BASE is a mobile base for cyclists.
All throughout Boso. Take your excitement for the day's ride anywhere in the area.
Ride the great land of Boso with B.B.BASE.

No need to bring your own bike


You can ride B.B.BASE even if you do not have a bicycle! Ryogoku Station B.B.BASE Bicycle Station offers sports bike rentals.
With our staff's detailed explanations, even beginners can get a head start!

A popular area for cyclists

Boso, with its mild climate, is a popular area for cyclists. Enjoy the coastal and mountainous scenery while cycling and go sightseeing in the historic towns and villages. If you get hungry, try the local cuisine.
Take a day trip, stay overnight, or set out on a unique adventure of your choosing with your favorite bicycle.

Route Map
Debut year
January 2018
Service area
▍内房:両国駅〜和田浦駅、館山駅〜両国駅
▍鹿野山・菜久留トレイン:両国駅~君津駅・久留里駅(木更津駅で乗換え)、竹岡駅~両国駅
▍外房:両国駅〜安房鴨川駅
▍佐原・鹿島:両国駅〜鹿島神宮駅
▍佐倉・銚子:両国駅〜銚子駅

Travel Guide


Here are some recommended spots along the B.B.BASE route.

B.B.BASE route map
  • Spot 1: B.B.BASE GATE
  • Spot 2: B.B.BASE Bicycle Station
  • Spot 3: Ryogoku Edo NOREN
  • Spot 4: PLAYatré TSUCHIURA
  • Spot 5: The Boso Flower Line
  • Spot 6: Nagisa no Eki Tateyama (oceanfront tourist facility)
  • Spot 1: Nojima Cape Lighthouse
  • Spot 8: Tsuki no Sabaku (Moon Desert)
  • Spot 9: Onjuku Central Coast
  • Spot 10: Uomizuka Observatory
  • Spot 11: Katori-Jingu Shrine
  • Spot 12: Townscape of Sawara
  • Spot 13:Tadataka Ino Memorial Museum
  • Spot 14: Inubosaki Lighthouse
  • Spot 15: Byobugaura Bay
  • Spot 16: Wosse 21 & Port Tower
  • Spot 17: Beck’s Coffee Shop Ryogoku
Photo: B.B.BASE GATE
B.B.BASE GATE
Photo: B.B.BASE GATE

B.B.BASE GATE

The boarding platforms are at the back side of the station. B.B.BASE departs from Ryogoku Station's rarely used Track 3. The dedicated entrance is on the north side of the station. When you arrive at Ryogoku Station, take the west exit at the roundabout then follow the right hand passage. Look for the guide on the road that indicates the direction to the entrance.

Photo: B.B.BASE Bicycle Station
B.B.BASE Bicycle Station
Photo: B.B.BASE Bicycle Station

B.B.BASE Bicycle Station

You don't have to own a bike to ride the B.B.BASE! Sports bike rentals are available at Ryogoku Station. With our staff’s detailed explanations, even beginners will feel at ease.

Access
About a one minute walk from Ryogoku Station
Photo: Ryogoku Edo NOREN (Sumo-themed food hall)
Ryogoku Edo NOREN (Sumo-themed food hall)
Photo: Ryogoku Edo NOREN (Sumo-themed food hall)

Ryogoku Edo NOREN (Sumo-themed food hall)

“Enjoying sophisticated Edo cuisine ” is the theme for this cluster of charming Japanese restaurants. The atrium of the historic former Ryogoku Station resembles an Edo machiya (merchant’s house). The full-scale sumo wrestling ring in the center of the building is a must-see!

Access
About a one minute walk from Ryogoku Station
Photo: Beck's Coffee Shop Ryogoku
Beck's Coffee Shop Ryogoku
Photo: Beck's Coffee Shop Ryogoku

Beck's Coffee Shop Ryogoku

With bike racks outside the store, this is the only Beck's Coffee Shop that specially caters to cyclists.
It aims to be a cyclist-friendly store for B.B.BASE customers and other cyclists touring the area.

Access
About a one minute walk from Ryogoku Station
Photo: PLAYatré TSUCHIURA
PLAYatré TSUCHIURA
Photo: PLAYatré TSUCHIURA

PLAYatré TSUCHIURA

A new hub in the Tsuchiura Station Building, offering bicycle sales, repairs, and rentals, as well as showers, lockers, and other services.

Photo: The Boso Flower Line
The Boso Flower Line
Photo: The Boso Flower Line

The Boso Flower Line

Photo: Nagisa no Eki Tateyama (oceanfront tourist facility)
Nagisa no Eki Tateyama (oceanfront tourist facility)
Photo: Nagisa no Eki Tateyama (oceanfront tourist facility)

Nagisa no Eki Tateyama (oceanfront tourist facility)

Photo: Nojima Cape Lighthouse
Nojima Cape Lighthouse
Photo: Nojima Cape Lighthouse

Nojima Cape Lighthouse

Photo: Tsuki no Sabaku (Moon Desert)
Tsuki no Sabaku (Moon Desert)
Photo: Tsuki no Sabaku (Moon Desert)

Tsuki no Sabaku (Moon Desert)

Photo: Onjuku Central Coast
Onjuku Central Coast
Photo: Onjuku Central Coast

Onjuku Central Coast

Photo: Uomizuka Observatory
Uomizuka Observatory
Photo: Uomizuka Observatory

Uomizuka Observatory

Photo: Katori-Jingu Shrine
Katori-Jingu Shrine
Photo: Katori-Jingu Shrine

Katori-Jingu Shrine

Photo: Townscape of Sawara
Townscape of Sawara
Photo: Townscape of Sawara

Townscape of Sawara

Photo: Tadataka Ino Memorial Museum
Tadataka Ino Memorial Museum
Photo: Tadataka Ino Memorial Museum

Tadataka Ino Memorial Museum

Photo: Inubosaki Lighthouse
Inubosaki Lighthouse
Photo: Inubosaki Lighthouse

Inubosaki Lighthouse

Photo: Byobugaura Bay
Byobugaura Bay
Photo: Byobugaura Bay

Byobugaura Bay

Photo: Wosse 21 & Port Tower
Wosse 21 & Port Tower
Photo: Wosse 21 & Port Tower

Wosse 21 & Port Tower

Train Details


With plenty of space for you, your companions, and your bicycle, the train car is a comfortable mobile base for cycling.
Information about the cars of B.B.BASE.

Car interior

Take your bicycle onboard and mount it on the bicycle rack, no disassembly required.

Simply get onboard with your bike and place it on the bike rack.
Traveling with a bike has never been easier or more fun.

Equipped with plenty of space for you and your gear.

Each six-car train has 99 seats.
The interior is expansive enough that getting around is easy even with your favorite gear.

A slip-resistant rubber floor

The train floors are covered with textured rubber so that cycling shoes do not slip.
Move about the train safely!

Outlets for charging

The tables have outlets.
Convenient for charging your mobile device, bicycle light, or other devices.

Bike rack

The bike rack keeps your bicycle safe and secure until you reach your destination.

Mounting your bike - Step 1

Pull the hook to pull out the guide frame.

*Note: For smaller bicycles, pull the guide frame out only to the first extension.

Mounting your bike - Step 2

Place the front wheel on the guide frame and make sure the front wheel and the back wheel are in their holding slots.

Mounting your bike - Step 3

Secure your bicycle frame with the belt.

搭載方法について詳しくはこちら

Bicycles that can be mounted

Prohibited: Bicycles with a front or back wheel mudguard, a kickstand enclosing the back tire, a block pattern tire, or more than two wheels may not be brought onto the train. Some bicycles, such as folding or customized bicycles, may not be mountable due to shape.

Car layout

  • *Passengers are welcome to use the open space in car no. 4 (may be unavailable due to scheduled events, etc).
  • *Outside food and beverages are permitted. (onboard sales service is not available)

Make the most of your train ride


Travel with your bicycle on B.B.BASE, The Cyclists’ Train.
Here are some ways to enjoy B.B.BASE.

Guide to the area around the boarding station

Ryogoku Station guide

B.B.BASE GATE
[Ryogoku Station] Boarding the train with your bicycle

乗車ホームは駅の裏側にあります。
B.B.BASEは両国駅のふだん使われていない3番線から出発します。専用の入口は駅の北側です。
両国駅に着いたら、ロータリーのある西口を出て右手の通路を奥へ進んでください。道路にある入口方向を示すガイドが目印です。

Guide showing the direction to the entrance
B.B.BASE Gate

Access to Track 3 is convenient, no stairs needed.

両国駅、東千葉駅、本千葉駅周辺駐車場の事前予約はこちらから(日本語のみ)

両国駅までの自転車ルート検索はこちらから(日本語のみ)

B.B.BASE Bicycle Station

[Ryogoku Station] Bicycle rental


You can ride B.B.BASE even if you do not have a bicycle! Ryogoku Station B.B.BASE Bicycle Station offers sports bike rentals.
With our staff's detailed explanations, even beginners can get a head start!

Lineup

A wide variety of sports bikes are available, including road bikes and hybrid bikes.

Lecture

Our staff will give a helpful introduction to sports bikes for first-time riders.

Bicycle racks (inside B.B.BASE cars)

B.B.BASE's onboard bicycle racks are easy to use

スポーツバイクのレンタルはこちらから(日本語のみ)

Beck's Coffee Shop Ryogoku

With bike racks outside the store, this is the only Beck's Coffee Shop that specially caters to cyclists.
It aims to be a cyclist-friendly store for B.B.BASE customers and other cyclists touring the area.

About our special services

We offer a free size upgrade to your favorite beverage on the day of your B.B.BASE ride.

*Please present your B.B.BASE ticket when ordering. (Please take your ticket with you when you get off)
*S to M and M to L upgrades only. Also available for items that are part of a combo set.
*Cannot be used with other discounts or services.

Ryogoku Edo NOREN (Sumo-themed food hall)

[Ryogoku Station] Onboard Fun

Relax and recuperate after your trip at sumo-themed food hall Ryogoku Edo NOREN!

Tsukishima Monja Moheji (Monjayaki restaurant)

Tsukishima Monja Moheji is one of the restaurants in Ryogoku Edo NOREN. Customizable ingredients, satisfaction guaranteed. The monja is cooked right in front of you – the perfect spot for trying monja for the first time. Enjoy the same authentic monja flavor that attracts long lines of customers at the flagship store on Tsukishima Monja Street.

気になるほかの店舗はこちらから(日本語のみ)

Event Information

To make your cycling experience even more enjoyable, we are collaborating with local communities and bicycle enthusiasts to bring you a wide variety of exciting events full of special local features such as gourmet food, scenic spots, and spiritual power spots! Information will be updated as needed!

*Please make a separate reservation for the B.B.BASE ride.

BOSO JINJA RIDE STAMP RALLY

BOSO JINJA RIDE STAMP RALLY

Overview

Participants bike to the 11 designated shrines and place a stamp from each shrine on their special stamp rally paper. Participants that collect stamps from all the shrines will receive a certificate of completion and a commemorative sticker as mementos of their cycle pilgrimage.
(Available from 10:00-16:00) 00 - 16: 00)

Stamp Rally Instructions

1. Obtain the special stamp rally paper that is distributed at the facilities and ★-marked shrines in the area.
*Awa-Kamogawa Station, Tateyama Station, Katsuura Station, Heguri Clubhouse

2. Visit and get a stamp at each designated shrine.

3. Once you have collected all the stamps, you can get a certificate of completion and a commemorative sticker at the shrines marked with a ★!

Stamp Rally Shrines

Minamiboso City/Iwai Shrine, Takibuchi Shrine, Shimotate Matsubara Shrine, Takabe Shrine (★), Nakoshiyama Shrine, Tateyama City/Tsurugaya Hachimangu Shrine, Awa Shrine (★) Kamogawa City/Amatsushinmeigu (★) Katsuura City/Tomisaki Shrine (★), Takiguchi Shrine, Isumi City/Kuniyoshi Shrine

Schedule

You can participate anytime when B.B.BASE is in operation.

Organized and planned by

Boso Shrine Cycling Promotion Committee

詳細はこちらから(日本語のみ)

Model Course (Japanese only)

Boso, with its mild climate, is a popular area for cyclists.
Enjoy the coastal and mountainous scenery while cycling and go sightseeing in the historic towns and villages. If you get hungry, try the local cuisine.
Take a day trip, stay overnight, or set out on a unique bicycle adventure of your choosing.

Model Courses

B.B.BASE Uchibo
STRAVA
ロングコース

This course runs along the scenic coastline from Wadaura Station to Tateyama Station.

STRAVA
ミドルコース

This course runs from Wadaura Station along the coastline and inland to Tateyama Station.

STRAVA
ショートコース

This course runs from Tateyama Station to Sunosaki Lighthouse and back, passing near Okinoshima Island.

B.B.BASE鹿野山のモデルコース(PDF:約1.5MB)

Model Courses

B.B.BASE Sotobo
Kazusa-Ichinomiya Station
STRAVA
ロングコース

This is a scenic course around the hilly, naturally beautiful Nagara Dam area.

STRAVA
ミドルコース

This is a fun, hilly course along the Sotobo coast.

STRAVA
ショートコース

This course circles around Kazusa-Ichinomiya Station, passing Tamasaki Shrine and Tsurigasaki Beach.

Katsuura Station
STRAVA
ロングコース

This course runs up the hill from Katsuura Station to Otaki town.

STRAVA
ミドルコース

This course runs from Katsuura Station along the coast toward Ohara Fishing Port.

STRAVA
ショートコース

A short course from Katsuura Station for maximum enjoyment of the seaside.

Awa-Kamogawa Station
STRAVA
ロングコース

This course is a great way to enjoy the ocean and mountains, satisfying to even the most seasoned of travelers..

STRAVA
ミドルコース

The course is mainly inland and has some steep hills.

STRAVA
ショートコース

This short course runs along the coast to Wadaura and back.

Model Courses

B.B.BASE Sakura/Choshi
STRAVA
ロングコース

This course runs from Matsuo Station along the flat Kujukuri beach to Choshi.

STRAVA
ミドルコース

This course runs from Higata Station along the coast toward Choshi.

STRAVA
ショートコース

This short course runs from Choshi Station around Inubosaki Lighthouse and Byobugaura Bay.

STRAVA
松尾駅→佐原駅

This long course runs from Matsuo Station to Sawara Station, passing through the Tako Rest Area, the historic Iidaka Danrin site (currently Hanko-ji temple), and the Kurimoto Rest Area.

STRAVA
干潟駅→佐原駅

This medium-length course runs from Higata Station to Sawara Station, passing through the historic Iitaka Danrin site (currently Hanko-ji temple) and the Kurimoto Rest Area.

Model Courses

B.B.BASE Sawara/Kashima
STRAVA
ロングコース

This course runs along the Tone River riverbed cycling road and through the hills and countryside.

STRAVA
ミドルコース

Enjoy stopping at the three roadside stations on this course.

STRAVA
ショートコース

A short course that takes you to the town and sightseeing spots around Sawara Station.

Tsuchiura Course (Togoku Sansha (Three Togoku Shrines) Spiritual Power Spot Tour)
STRAVA
土浦コース

Recommended by NPO (nonprofit) Choshi Sports Community. Let's go on a bicycle trip to experience Japanese culture.


One of the largest cycling resorts in Japan, directly connected to JR Tsuchiura Station!

Bring your bicycle with you inside this popular base camp for cyclists, which offers showers, coin lockers, bike shops, cafes, restaurants, and a popular local bakery and sweet store. Take the Sawara one-way ticket deal and ride to Tsuchiura on the Tsukuba Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road!
Hoshino Resort BEB5 Tsuchiura open since Thursday, March 19, 2020!

PLAY atre

Timetable & Calendar

How to Board

About seat ticket

Package Summary

All "B.B.BASE" are reserved seat (non-smoking).
Please purchase seat ticket in advance.

Sale Price

seat ticket
Adult 840 yen
Children 420 yen

  • Tickets will be on sale from 10:00 a.m. one month prior to the date of use at the JR ticket JR Ticket Office(Midori-no-Madoguchi)and Reserved Seat Ticket Vending Machine at major stations.
  • Tickets are also available on "JR-EAST Train Reservation " (membership registration required).

How to access each station

▍Passengers that don’t disassemble their bicycle

Stations accessible from the B.B.BASE GATE (Ryogoku, Tateyama, Kazusa-Ichinomiya, Katsuura, Awa-Kamogawa, Choshi)

【Suica等の交通系ICカードをご利用のお客さま】

  • ① Touch the IC card to the automatic ticket gate before proceeding
  • ② Enter from (see below) the B.B.BASE gate
*There is no ticket gate that accepts IC cards at the B.B.BASE gate. It must be processed by an automatic ticket gate in advance.


【紙のきっぷをご利用のお客さま】

  • ① At the B.B.BASE gate (see below) please ask a staff member
  • ② Enter through the B.B.BASE gate

Stations accessible from the ticket gate (Hon-Chiba, Higashi-Chiba, Kisarazu, Takeoka, Sakura, Matsuo, Higata, Sawara, Itako, Kashima-Jingu)

Please arrive at the meeting spot (see below) at least 15 minutes before the departure time.
Staff will assist you with admission to the station.

▍Passengers with a bicycle bag / passengers with no bicycle

Please enter through the regular ticket gate.


Kururi Line Saikuru Train passengers

【ご購入時の注意事項】


  • ・When purchasing a reserved seat ticket through JR-EAST Train Reservation or a reserved seat ticket vending machine, please select the "B.B.BASE Mt. Kano (Kururi)" train, destination Kisarazu Station.
    The reserved seat ticket will show "BBB Mt. Kano Kururi" for the train name and "Boarding Station→Kisarazu" for the itinerary.
    *If you select "B.B.BASE Mt. Kano" at the time of purchase, you will not be able to board the "Saikuru Train."
  • ・Suica and other transportation system IC cards cannot be used on the Kururi Line. Please purchase a train ticket from the boarding station to Kururi Station in advance.

【ご利用時の注意事項】
  • ・The Saikuru Train is available only to passengers who board the "B.B.BASE Mt. Kano" train with a reserved ticket that shows "BBB Mt. Kano Kururi" for the train name.
    The Saikuru Train cannot be used with a reserved seat ticket that shows "B.B.BASE Mt. Kano" for the train name.
  • ・Must transfer at Kisarazu Station. Please present your reserved seat ticket for "BBB Mt. Kano Kururi" to the attendant when you board the Saikuru Train.

  • [About the train name]
  • Train names shown in the timetable or in the [Route & timetables / calendar] section of this page are indicated by “ ”, train names shown on the JR-EAST Train Reservation or reserved seat ticket vending machines are indicated by < >, and train names on reserved seat tickets are indicated by ‘ ’.

Terms and Conditions of Use

1. About B.B.BASE

  • ・On B.B.BASE bicycles do not need to be disassembled (folding bicycles do not need to be folded) and can be mounted on the onboard bike rack.
  • ・It is the customer's responsibility to ensure bicycles are mounted securely and in accordance with the instruction manual.
  • ・The bicycle rack has a limited capacity.
  • ・JR is not responsible for any damage caused by mounting bicycles on the bike racks.
  • ・Mounting the bicycles may take time, so please arrive early.
  • ・When boarding or disembarking from B.B.BASE, please mount and remove your bicycle from the bike rack as quickly as possible.
  • ・JR is not responsible for any injuries, accidents, theft, loss, misplacement, or damages that occur during the trip.
  • ・Please obey all traffic rules when cycling and ride at your own risk.
  • ・Please refrain from cycling after consuming alcohol.
  • ・Please take care of your bicycle and baggage by yourself. We recommend that you purchase domestic travel insurance and insurance for personal belongings, in case of emergency.
  • We recommend that you wear a helmet and gloves for safety, and bring an air pump, spare tube, and tools, in case of a flat tire.
  • ・Please use the West Exit at Ryogoku Station.
  • ・For safety reasons, please refrain from servicing bicycles while onboard the train.
  • ・Please bring a bicycle bag even if riding on B.B.BASE.
  • ・Due to the shaking motion of the train cars, please refrain from assembling bicycles onboard.
  • ・Please do not ride your bicycle in the station, on the platform, or on the train.


2. About the bike racks

  • ・Be careful not to pinch your hands or fingers when using the bike rack.
  • ・The rear wheel, including the stand attached to the bicycle, should be in a suspended position.
  • ・Bicycles with mudguards on the front and rear wheels, kickstands enclosing the rear wheel, block pattern tires, and bicycles with more than two wheels cannot be mounted on the bike rack. Some bicycles, such as folding or customized bicycles, may not be mountable due to shape.

Tire width: 50 mm or less, handle width: 600 mm or less
Tire size: 18 to 29 inches / Tire width: 50 mm or less / Handle width: 600 mm or less / Weight: 15 kg or less / Clearance between front wheel and down tube: 5 mm or more / Wheelbase: 18 to 21 inches = 1,060 mm or less / 22 to 25 inches = 1,100 mm or less / 26 inches = 1,110 mm or less / 27.5 to 28 inches/ 700 C = 1,130 mm or less / 29 inches = 1,180 mm or less
[Other things to note]

  • ・Passengers are expected to carry their bicycle themselves, including up and down stairs.
  • ・Bicycles with mudguards on the front and rear wheels, kickstands enclosing the rear wheel, block pattern tires, and bicycles with more than two wheels cannot be mounted on the bike rack. Some bicycles, such as folding or customized bicycles, may not be mountable due to shape.

サイクルラックへの
搭載方法
(PDF:365KB)(日本語のみ)


3. About bringing your bicycle on the train (*)

B.B.BASE以外のJRをご利用の際は、自転車を解体して(折りたたみ自転車は折りたたんで)専用の袋に完全に収納した状態でご乗車ください。縦、横、高さの合計が250㎝(長さ2mまで)以内、重さ30㎏以内の物を2個まで持ち込むことができます。他のお客さまにご迷惑をおかけする恐れのある場合や、列車の混雑状況により持ち込みをお断りする場合があります。詳しくはJR東日本HP内の「旅客営業規則 第10章第308条 無料手回り品(日本語のみ)for more information. When using other public transportation, please contact each agency directly.
*Traveling with one’s bicycle on the train typically involves disassembling and placing the bicycle in a bicycle bag.



In addition to the basic fare ticket for the selected trip itinerary, a reserved seat ticket is required and must be purchased in advance. Reserved seat tickets can be purchased on JR-EAST Train Reservation or at JR ticket offices (Midori-no-madoguchi) and reserved seat ticket vending machines at major stations.

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