9 Rental Bike Services in the Tokyo Area You Should Try
Tokyo's has more transportation options than taxi, train, or walking! Why not explore the city by cycling through it with the cool breeze at your back? Here are 9 rental bike options in the Tokyo area!
Jun 12 2015 (Sep 09 2020)
Tokyo is a crowded, bustling city. There are many different means of transportation available. Have you considered cycling as one way to get around? Here are 9 rental cycling shops you can use in the Tokyo area! All stores have English speaking staff.
1. Mujirushi Ryouhin Yurakucho Shop, Yurakucho
Located right near the Yurakucho station, Mujirushi Ryouhin rents bicycles with 2 rental plans. They have 18 city bikes. Reservations can be done up to 10 days beforehand. You need to return the bike the same day. Official website in Japanese here. TEL: 03-5208-8241.
Prices: 525 yen on the weekdays, 1050 yen on weekends and holidays. 3000 yen as insurance is required. Business hours 10:00 - 20:00.
2F In Office Yurakuchou, 3-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
2. Taitou-ku Rent-a-Cycle, Taitou-ku
There are 4 spots you can rental bikes for this service Taitou-ku offers. There are 4 rental plans. They have 200 city bikes. Usage is limited for people over the age of 12. You can return your bicycle any of the 4 areas. Official website in Japanese here.
Prices: 4 hours - 200 yen (+100 yen if late, +300 yen if kept overnight), 1 day - 300 yen (+300 yen if late, must return bike by 20:30), 3 days - 600 yen (+300 yen per day late), 7 days - 1200 yen (+300 yen per day late). No insurance money is required. Business hours 6:00 - 20:00.
Spot a: TEL: 03-3841-4031
1-1 Hanakawado, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
Spot b. TEL: 03-3845-7555
1-25 Asakusam Taitou-ku, Tokyo
Spot c. TEL:03-3863-4345
2-21 Kojima, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
Spot d. TEL:03-3835-4128
1-14 Ueno, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
3. tokyobike gallery Yanaka, Yanaka
tokyobike gallery Yanaka sells and rental bikes at a Japanese old folk house-style store in the famous sightseeing spot, Yanaka. They have 1 rental plan. 3 rental bike models are offered: TOKYOBIKE 26, TOKYOBIKE BISOU26, and TOKYOBIKE 20. TEL: 03-5809-0980. E-mail: email@example.com. Official website in Japanese here.
Prices: 1000 yen - 1 day
Business hours: 10:30 - 18:30 at weekdays, 10:30 - 17:30 at weekends and holidays.
4-2-39 Yanaka, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
4. Rin Project, Tawaramachi
Located near Tawaramachi station, Rin Project offers 7 bikes, including sport type bikes. You can rent for days, though you need to contact them for further information.You need to have some kind of identification, such as a driver's license or a passport. Rentals can be done until 17:00. Rin Project may be closed due to events, so check beforehand. Official website in Japanese here. TEL: 03-3842-2883. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prices: 1 day - 1575 yen. 500 yen for casualty insurance and 2000 yen for general insurance is required. Insurance money is refunded when you return your bike. Business hours 13:00 - 18:00.
1F 1-2-3-1 Matsugaya, Taitou-ku, Tokyo
5. Tokyo Bike!!, Ebisu
Tokyo Bike!! offers their services within Westin Hotel, Tokyo. They have 2 rental plans. They have Louis Garneau and Cannondale. They also rent helmets at 500 yen. A map, light, and a small bag is included in the rental plan. Official website in Japanese here. TEL:03-5423-7620.
A rental up to 3 hours costs 2000 yen. For a rental between 3 and 24 hours, it costs 4000 yen. 500 yen is added to your charges per hour the bike is late. 2000 yen for insurance is required. Open 24 hours a day.
Westin Hotel Tokyo Concierge, 1-4-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
6. Pillar Cafe, Shibuya
Pillar Cafe is located a 12 minute walk from the Hikarie in Shibuya. They offer 5 rental plans. They also offer free showers and hair dryers equipped with free with two-in-one shampoo and body soap. You can rent bath towels and beach sandals for 800 yen, and messenger bags for 500 yen. They have 6 bikes including ossso, Chill bikes, and CREATE bikes. Height over 150 to 190 cm is preferred. TEL: 03-6450-5406. Official website in Japanese here.
Prices: If you spend 500 yen at the cafe on food or drink, you get a free 1 hour bike rental. Over 500 yen is 1-3 hours. Over 1000 yen is 3-5 hours. Over 2000 yen is 5 hours. Over 3000 yen allows you to have the bike for more than 5 hours. 2000 yen for insurance is required but is refunded when you return the bike.
Business hours on weekdays are 12:00 - 24:00. On Saturdays, 11:00 - 24:00. On Sundays and holidays, 11:00 - 22:00. They have irregular closings, so be sure to check their website, Facebook, or call them beforehand.)
East Plus 1F, 2-22-3 East Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
7. Cogi Cogi, Shibuya & Skytree Area
Cogi Cogi is a share cycle system within the Shibuya (10 ports) and Skytree (14 ports) area. It requires signing up online at their official website. Member registration requires a device with internet access and a credit card. They have one day and monthly membership plans. They have electric bicycles. E-mail: email@example.com. Official website in English here.
Prices: 1500 yen - 1 day, 2000 yen - monthly membership (you can use anytime for an hour, with an additional 100 yen per hour delayed)
Business hours: 10:00 - 19:00 (last rental 18:00)
8. Hirose, Hachiouji
Hirose is located within a 8 minute walk from both the JR Hachiouji station and Keiou line Kieou Katakura station. They have 3 rental plans. They offer city bikes and electrical bikes. For sport bikes and folding bikes, contact the staff. Reservations are required before rental. For electrical bikes, make reservations before the day of your rental. For one day rentals, please return the bike within business hours. If you're borrowing the bike over night, please bring a copy of a permission slip of your place of stay. For short term rentals, please bring a copy of a contract for bicycle-parking space. Without any kind of certification for parking spaces, insurance money 10000 yen for city bikes, and 30000 yen for electrical bikes and sports bikes are required. TEL: 042-623-6939. Official website in Japanese here.
Rental Plan 1: One Day Prices (YEN)
|Over 3 hours (within business hours)||For every 30 minutes delay||For delay over business hours|
Rental Plan 2: Short Term Prices (1 term up to 6 days, only up to 2 terms, a renewed contract needed for more rental days) (YEN)
Up to 6 days
|Per every day of delay||Insurance money||Insurance check|
Rental Plan 3: Light Sport Bikes Prices (YEN)
Up to 6 days
|Per every day of delay||Insurance money||Insurance check|
Business hours on weekdays are 8:00 - 19:00. Business hours on Sundays and holidays are 9:00 - 19:00. Regular holidays are on Wednesdays.
47-10 Yorozu-chou, Hachiouji-shi, Tokyo
9. baybike, Yokohama持続可能な地域交通を考える会 (SLTc)/Flickr
Baybike is a community rental bike service in Yokohama. To be able to use this service you need to become a member online and register your credit card information. For further information, visit their official website. They have 3 rental plans. Official website in English here.
Prices: The first 30 minutes are 150 yen for your first time and it must be paid with credit card, with an additional 150 yen charge per each 30 minutes it's delayed. A monthly membership is 2000 yen and is paid with credit card, but your first 30 minutes are free with an additional 150 yen charge per each 30 minutes of delay. 1 day is 1389 yen and if you sign up for 30KuriPasu you can pay in cash.
Business hours are 6:00 - 22:00. The No.5 Yokohama Bay Quarter Port business hours are 8:00 - 22:00. The No.30 Queens Park Port business hours are 7:00 - 22:30.
The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.