There’s so much to see in Kyoto—it’s hard to see it all on foot. With a rented bicycle, you can discover all that the coastal region along the Sea of Japan has to offer.
The most common rentals you’ll find are called mamachari, or mom’s bicycle. These bikes are ideal for leisurely cruising and are generally outfitted with a basket, kickstand, easy-to-use lock, and a single gear. While these bikes are the norm, other more advanced options are also readily available.
Bike rental shops can be found across the region and are generally located in popular, well-trafficked areas as well as public transportation sites like train stations and bus stations, which makes getting around the area a breeze.
In most cases, bicycles can be rented by the hour or by the day, and most bicycle rental shops do not provide overnight rentals.