Rent a Bicycle in Kyoto 京都自転車レンタル
Kyoto lends itself admirably to a bike tour. It's one way to explore the back alleys of the city freely and at your own pace!
How to proceed
The city of Kyoto is home to many bicycle rental shops, especially dedicated to tourists.
The hiring is done either by the hour or by the day. Daily rates generally ranges between 800 to 1.000 yen for a standard city bike and about 1,800 yen for an electric bike.
A simple form of ID such as your passport, and cash payment is usually sufficient, although some stores may ask you for a small deposit until the return of bikes on top of that.
Some address where you can find your happiness and explore Kyoto by bike:
- Kyoto Station - Cycling Tour Project: 5 min walk from Kyoto Station. Ideal for travelers residing in the surrounding hotels. Opening tiemes: 9:00am - 7:00pm -. Price: 1,000 yen / day.
- Demachiyanagi - EMUSICA: right next to the train stations and Demachiyanagi Eizan line, and 10 minutes walk from Shimogamo-Jinja. Ideal for exploring the northern part of Kyoto. Opening times: 9:00am - 8:.00pm - Price: 500 yen / day.
- Nijo-jo - Cycle Training Maruyasu: 6 minutes from the JR station and from Nijo-jo Castle. Convenient for exploring downtown or, for the brave, head west to Arashiyama. Opening times: 9:00am - 7:00pm -. Price: 500 yen / day.