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Recommended bicycle rental in Kyoto! Bicycle sightseeing such as Arashiyama


I would like to use a bicycle rental to explore the emotional city of Kyoto in Japan by bicycle!

When I looked it up, there are surprisingly many bicycle rentals in Kyoto city. You may not know which service is best for sightseeing.

And, besides safety, you also want to know in advance the type of bicycle you can rent, the price, and the place to return it, right?

Therefore, in this article, we will introduce the best rental bicycles for sightseeing in Kyoto for each of the following areas!

Content of this article

  • Bicycle rental around Kyoto Station and Kawaramachi
  • Bicycle rental around Saga-Arashiyama

First of all, I will introduce the rental cycle near Kyoto Station and Karasuma Oike.

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Bicycle rental around Kyoto Station and Kawaramachi

The city of Kyoto is called “Goban-no-me”, and the roads between east and west and north and south are regular, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost.

The old-fashioned streets such as Kawaramachi are unique to Kyoto sightseeing.

Because it is a flat road, you can run comfortably even on cycle.

The main rental cycles that can be used from Kyoto Station around Karasuma are as follows.

  • Rent-a-cycle in Kyoto(Kyoto Station South Store)
  • Kyoto-Miyabiya
  • Kyoto Chirin Chirin
In Kyoto, there are several bicycle rental stores certified by Kyoto City.

A Kyoto city certified bicycle rental shop is a bicycle rental shop that meets certain safety evaluation standards.



Kyoto Eco Trip is a rental cycle service operated by Stay Dream Co., Ltd., a tourism service industry.

It is a rental cycle store officially certified by Kyoto City, with 3 stores in Kyoto City.

There are about 10 types of bicycles that can be rented, from general city cycles to electrically power assisted bicycles.

Prices and office

Rental fee 900 yen〜 / a day
(※Varies depending on bicycle model)
Bicycle Model General bicycle・Electric assist bicycle・Bicycle for children.etc
business hours 9 am to 6 pm
office Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit (main office), Kyoto Tower, Shijo Karasuma

Providing a free Kyoto bicycle sightseeing map

At Kyoto Eco Trip, we distribute original tourist map leaflets free of charge to those who use our service.

Not only recommended sightseeing courses but also details such as driving restricted areas are posted in an easy-to-understand manner, so even those who are new to Kyoto can enjoy bicycle sightseeing with confidence.

In addition, you can also download “Free Original Map (PDF data)” from the official website!

Please have a look below along with other details!

Kyoto Eco Trip official website

Rent-a-cycle in Kyoto(Kyoto Station south office)

Rent-a-cycle in Kyoto is a bicycle rental service located a 2-minute walk from Kyoto Station.

It is easy to use for those staying at hotels near Kyoto Station such as Keihan Hotel.This service is also a bicycle rental shop certified by Kyoto City, like the Kyoto eco trip.

Bicycles that can be rented include city cycles, electrically power assisted bicycles, and kids’ bicycles.

Prices and office

Rental fee 1,000 yen〜 / a day
(※Varies depending on bicycle model)
Bicycle Model General bicycle・Electric assist bicycle・Bicycle for children .etc
business hours 9 am to 6 pm
office Kyoto Station south office

Free services such as tourist maps

Rent-a-cycle in Kyoto provides free mineral water and a map for safe bicycle sightseeing in Kyoto city.

Also, a raincoat will also be provided free of charge if it is raining.

For other details, please check from the official website below.

Official website of Rent-a-cycle in Kyoto



Rent-a-Cycle Kyoto Miyabiya is a bicycle rental service located along Karasuma-dori in Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto.

One great feature is that there are a whopping 30 different types of bicycles available for rent! There is a full range of general bicycles as well as road bikes, MTBs, and other sports bicycles available for rent.

This rental service is especially recommended for regular users of sports bikes.

Prices and office

Rental fee 900yen〜/ a day
(※Varies depending on bicycle model)
Bicycle Model General bicycle・Electric assist bicycle・cross bike・road bike・MTB・Bicycle for children .etc
business hours 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Shower room available if you’re on a sport bike!

Shower rooms are available at the rental bike Kyoto Miyabiya.

Customers who rent a road bike or cross bike on the same day can use it for 200 yen per person.

For other details about Miyaviya’s bicycle rental service, please visit the official website below.

Rental Bicycle Kyoto Miyabiya official website

Delivery-type rental bicycle Kyoto Chirin Chirin

Kyoto Chirin Chirin is a “delivery-type” bicycle rental service available in Kyoto City.

This is one of the few delivery-type bike rentals in Kyoto City, so the greatest feature of this service is that the bicycles are delivered directly to accommodations and other facilities.

In addition, for an additional fee of 200 yen, bicycles can be parked at more than 40 locations, including affiliated facilities.

For more information, please visit the official website below.

rental bicycle Kyoto Chirin Chirin official website

Bicycle rental near Saga and Arashiyama


Arashiyama in Kyoto is famous as a sightseeing spot for its Togetsu Bridge and autumn leaves during the fall season.

Arashiyama in Kyoto is so full of tourists that the streets are filled with them depending on the season.

In Arashiyama, there is a service called “Trolley Uncle`s Bicycle Rental”.

Trolley Uncle`s Bicycle Rental

Trolley Uncle`s Bicycle Rental is a bicycle rental service with an information desk located at the main gate of Kyoto Saga Station.

Open except for the year-end and New Year holidays. And, you can rent general city bicycles, electric assist bicycles, and children’s bicycles.

This service is recommended for those who want to easily explore Saga and Arashiyama by bicycle.

Prices and office

Rental fee 1,000yen〜 / a day
(※Varies depending on bicycle model)
Bicycle model General bicycle・Electric assist bicycle・Bicycle for children
business hour 10 am to 5 pm
Office Sagatenryuji Kurumamichicho Ukyo-ku,
Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-fu 616-8373

For more information about Trolley Uncle`s bicycle rentals, please visit the official website below.

Trolley Uncle`s Bicycle Rental official website

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Summary of this article

That’s all for now, in this article, we have introduced some recommended rental bicycles available for sightseeing in Kyoto!

In addition to Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Arashiyama, Kyoto has many other sightseeing spots.

How about taking this opportunity to plan a relaxing sightseeing tour by bicycle? You should definitely add it to your next Kyoto travel plan lineup!

Have a wonderful day today!

Author of this article


I am a freelance advertising designer who has been working with local bike dealers for over 8 years.

In private life, I gave my long-time favorite mountain bike to a friend, and now I use a cross bicycle.

Recently I started muscle training, but soon become sore always.

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Age. 38from. KYOTO

Freelance advertising designer. After graduating from university, I got a jpb at a design office and worked on the production of advertising materials. After working for about two years, I quit the company and are working as a freelance.