Rental Cycles vs. Rental Cars

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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