Rental Cycles vs. Rental Cars
When visiting Tokyo, it's not recommended to get around using a rental car while sightseeing. Tokyo tends to have a lot of traffic jams, and the area around many tourist attractions can be very crowded, right up to the parking lot. Many tourist attractions don't have a lot of space for parking, so many people end up returning home without visiting the attraction.
Parking can also be quite expensive in Tokyo. It's not uncommon to see parking lots that charge ¥100 per 15 minutes. Be prepared for the cost to park both at tourist attractions and at lodging facilities to be quite high.
On the other hand, with a rental bicycle there's no need to worry about traffic, and parking for bicycles is quite cheap. It generally costs between ¥100-300 per bike per day for parking, even at hotels.
In addition, most tourist attractions in Tokyo are located in a 10km square area. This small area makes a bicycle the perfect way to get around. Previously, a customer from Canada who rented a bicycle for one week was very pleased that they were able to visit nearly all the attractions in Tokyo by bike. Our website has a convenient system that can guide you right to the bicycle parking at many tourist attractions.