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About HUBchari

HUBchari, a bike sharing initiative, was launched in Osaka in 2011
and was established to combat two of Osaka’s major problems: traffic and homelessness.
All of our revenue helps homeless people get off the streets.
HUBchari is accessible and convenient for those wanting to get around Osaka!

Why not explore Osaka with HUBchari

Once registers HUBchari, your place becomes the HUB of most Osaka local spots. Our bikes(chari= bike in Osaka dialects) lead you there as you want.

HUBchari has the following reasons to be chosen:

You get closer to local Osaka life

You navigate yourself to destination. Every moment on your ride, you can feel local Osaka.  You may come across wonderful places ,or ad-hoc events and local Osaka which you have not intend to meet. This is what you cannot enjoy with other public transportation!

You can hop many places with limited time

Osaka is compact and many wonderful spots are located nearby. Bikes are fastest way to hop many places in Osaka.

You can explore Osaka as you want. You can change anytime.

You can make reservation just before your ride by mobile. HUBchari are open 24/7. You can return your bike at anytime to any our ports(Over 100ports!) located in Osaka.

You ride on HUBchari contributes to Osaka.

All of our revenue helps homeless people get off the streets. Your rides activate “bike-share”in Osaka and support reducing illegally parked bikes.

You can enjoy NEW feeling Electric bike. This is Japanese Innovation.

All our bikes*1 are Electric bike(=Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycle). This is classified as cycle and there is no licensing issue. You can travel longer distance without getting tired. If you have not tried electric bike before, you can enjoy new feelings that your pedal is assisted by bike!
*1) Normal bike is also available at HUBchari secretariat with cheaper price.


Become a member

  • STEP1

    Sign up anytime,
    anywhere from your
    smartphone or PC

  • STEP2

    Enter Password

  • STEP3

    HUBchari is available 24 hours and you can rent and return at any of our stations located around Osaka.


    Rent a bike from nearby and return it to any HUBchari station!
    *Cash payments and 1 Day Passes are available at stations with red and blue pins.

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    Osaka Tourism

    We suggest various sightseeing plans to suit your needs!

    • Food course

      Cycle and walk whilst enjoying food in Osaka, the city known as the ‘Kitchen of the World’. Perfect for first-time visitors to Osaka.

    • Lovers course

      Just ride the sharing bike "HUBchari" and go sightseeing with your lover.From "Shinsaibashi " to " Umeda" , you can enjoy one day of [sports,art,culture,entertainment ].

    • Osaka Classic Tour Course

      Are you a first-time visitor to Osaka? Choose this "Osaka Classic Tour Course". This rote takes you the most five popular places in Osaka!