Hi there! I am planning to do part of the Ohenro pilgrimage in July and I am searching best option for getting a bicycle there. Mine is quite old and it is probably more expensive to get it to Shikoku than buying/renting one there. There is a nice place to rent but unfortunately I would have to start and end my trip in Takamatsu and they do not do delivery of bikes in July-August.
I have been trying to contact bike shops around temple 1 but so far I was not successful (I do not write in Japanese and I thought I better send an email in English, maybe that was a mistake). I was wondering if anyone knows of a bicycle shop in Tokushima prefecture that can either rent or sell a bicycle with a rear rack? (ideally hybrid or mountain bike but nothing fancy, v-brakes, 6 speeds would be fine).
I would prefer to contact the bicycle shop in advance to avoid trying to get a bicycle when I arrive there... any ideas are highly welcome!