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What’s CYCLONOIE like?

Cyclists friendly hostel
in the Shimanami Kaido

This is a guesthouse (simple accommodation) for cyclists at the gateway to the Shikoku side of the Shimanami Kaido, located in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. As CYCLONOIE is operated by staff who love bicycle trips and also handle bicycle travel guides locally, here you will find all the information and services you need for travelers planning to cycling along the Shimanami Kaido. Then, I would like to introduce the living room, kitchen, bicycle garage and bedrooms in our house.

What is CYCLONOIE?

しまなみゲストハウス「シクロの家」をイメージしたイラスト

Shimanami Guesthouse CYCLONOIE has the best location for travelers who want to enjoy cycling on the Shimanami Kaido. JR Imabari Station, where our house is located, is the gateway on the Shikoku side of the Shimanami Kaido and is the 0 km point of the cycling road. As the owner and staff of CYCLONOIE love bicycle trips, and also handle cycling guides, so you will find all the information and services travelers need. This is exactly the “cycling base”.

Various travelers gather in guesthouse cyclonoie
Various travelers gather

Many travelers come here for various purposes: not only cyclists traveling on the Shimanami Kaido, but also backpackers, motorbike-riders, pedestrians, pilgrims of 88 temple in Shikoku, rail trips and business travelers. This diversity might be something surprise of our hostel.

Right by JR Imabari station

Exterior of Shimanami Guesthouse Cyclonoie
Exterior of Cyclonoie

At first we introduce access from JR Imabari Station. Having said that, CYCLONOIE is so close to the station that you need to be careful not to go too far. After exiting the east exit of the station, please turn right at the bus terminal. It looks like the photo above.

Location of cyclonoie and JR Imabari station

 

Facilities in the 1st floor 

Community space for travelers

Shimanami Guesthouse "Cyclonoie" reception and living room
Check-in & break at the round table

The round table right after opening the entrance is a shared space and cafe. Here is the reception. Actually this space is open not only to accommodation guests, but also to travelers and locals who want a coffee break. Beer and local citrus liqueurs are also available, which are especially great after cycling.

しまなみゲストハウス「シクロの家」の談話室
Travel stories and information gathering

The shared kitchen and refrigerator are installed in the community space, so you can also cook here if you procure ingredients at a nearby supermarket. Of course, a shared computer and wifi are also available free of charge, and the library has many books on bicycle trips. At night, guests and local friends come together one after another, and a lively feast may begin. It is also good to spend quietly.

Bike storage space in Shimanami Guesthouse Cycylonoie
Bike storage space

Bikes can be parked in indoor spaces during your stay. This garage can accommodate up to about 20 bicycles using a movable bike racks. Inflation and special tools are available, so self-maintenance is possible.

If you come by car, please use the nearby pay parking lot. We do not have a private parking lot. Motorcycles can be parked free of charge in the outdoor bicycle parking space.

 

しまなみゲストハウス「シクロの家」のシャワー
Shared shower rooms

These three shower rooms are available free of charge for guests in the time between check-in and check-out, and one of them is for women only. Free body soap and shampoo are available, but rental towels is 100 yen. A hairdryer is provided in the sink.

しまなみゲストハウス「シクロの家」の洗濯機やトイレ
Other equipments

Two washing machines and two dryers are installed next to the bicycle parking lot, each of which can be used for a fee. There are spaces for hanging laundry both outdoors and indoors. And there are three shared toilets, one of which is dedicated to women.

Facilities in the 2nd floor

Space to rest quietly for good cycling

The bunk beds are handmade by a local artisan carpenter, and there is only one special bed in the world. In addition, you can take a good night’s rest in the futon which the staff keeps clean with heart every day. Lighting and outlets are provided to make your stay comfortable. For privacy, curtains are installed on all beds.

しまなみゲストハウス「シクロの家」のドミトリー部屋
Female dormitory room and mixed dormitory room

In mixed dormitories, we have capsule dormitories in addition to quadruple rooms. It is a space separated one by one like a bed in a capsule hotel. Mixed dormitory is “quadruple room” or “capsule type”. We will allocate the room according to the reservation status of the day.

 

シクロの家のカプセルタイプのドミトリー
Mixed Dormitory(Capsule)

The first floor is for conversation and meals, and the second floor is for rest and sleep. The lights are off at 23:00. Many people leave early in the morning. We strive to create an environment where you can take a rest slowly and with peace of mind.

Details of futon and beds

The beds are very simple to stay at affordable prices. Please prepare your own towels, toothbrushes, and sleepwear. Rental towel: 100 JPY. Toothbrush: 100 JPY.

・Futon 1 set ・Blanket(Winter)
・Extra Sheets*(For mattress and pillow)
・Reading light ・Electrical plugs ・Curtain
・Locker for valuables(Dormitory)

*Blue duvet cover has been washed and replaced everyday too.

The staff keeps the futon clean every day with a proprietary cleaning method that combines a futon dryer, a futon vacuum cleaner, drying on the outside, adhesive tape, and deodorant spray. We would be glad if you have a good sleep in a comfortable bed and enjoy cycling in perfect condition.

 

 

Around Cyclonoie

When you stay at Cyclonoie, please enjoy the town of Imabari. Some restaurants serving local meals, hot springs, supermarkets and convenience stores are also within walking distance from our hostel, making it a very convenient location.

Walking in Imabari city

Local cuisine unique to Imabari

Local foods like Yakitori (BBQ chicken) , Yakibuta-tamagomeshi (Pork and egg rice) and fresh seafood, which are speciality of Imabari. After cycling on the Shimanami Kaido, please enjoy the delicious food unique to the Seto Inland Sea.

Delicious local food unique to Imabari
Delicious local food unique to Imabari

There is no need to look up restaurant information in advance. Details will be provided on a handmade map at check-in. Early check-in is recommended to enjoy a leisurely stroll.

 

Enjoy not only Shimanami Kaido but also Imabari town.
We are waiting for you with a comfortable space.

 

 

 

しまなみゲストハウス「シクロの家」の宿泊風景

 

 

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