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Hankyu Rent-a-cycle ARASHIYAMA Tour Arashiyama by bicycle while enjoying the area's cool breezes!

Far-ranging and carefree:Exploring historic Arashiyama by bicycle

Hankyu Rent-a-cycle Arashiyama is located across from Hankyu Arashiyama Station, the gateway to scenic Arashiyama. An extremely convenient and efficient way to explore the many sights of Arashiyama, bicycles expand your range and allow you to move about the area with ease. Enjoy your very own carefree trip in Arashiyama while feeling the ambience and air of Kyoto on your skin.

  • Hours/Fees
  • Directions
  • Precautions
  • Touring Map

Hours/Fees

Hours

Open longer hours from early summer through fall so you can enjoy longer rentals!

【November through April】
9:00~17:00  Last rental at 4:30 pm
【May through October】
9:00~18:00  Last rental at 5:30 pm
【Closed】
Open year-round.

【Required documentation】

ID

*Please bring one form of ID (such as a passport,international driver's license, or international student ID).

Fees

Enjoy hourly rates on weekdays*. *Except November

◎Weekends, holidays, and November
¥900 per day
◎Weekdays *Except November
(※Hourly rates)
Up to 2 hours:¥500
Up to 4 hours:¥700
More than 4 hours:¥900 per day

Show your STACIA card to receive a discount
(¥900/day → ¥700/day)(also good weekdays and holidays).

※Prices shown include consumption tax.

※Only full-day rentals (at a flat rate of ¥900) are available on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays and throughout the month of November. Hourly rates do not apply on those dates. Thank you for your understanding.

Available bicycles

We offer comfortable, easy-to-ride bicycles that blend in with the area's scenic surroundings (colors: brown, khaki, blue, ivory, and pink).

Adult bicycles

Adult bicycles

(22", suitable for use by children who are at least 125cm tall)

children

children

  • ●The number of bicycles available for rental is limited, so be sure to rent yours early during the holiday season.
  • ●We do not take reservations.

Using rental bicycles

Renting your bicycle

Present a valid form of ID to the clerk. (Examples: Driver's license, health insurance card, employee photo ID, student ID, etc.)
Present a valid form of ID to the clerk.
(Examples: Driver's license, health insurance card, employee photo ID, student ID, etc.)

Pay the rental fee.*Only full-day rentals (at a flat rate of ¥900) are available on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays and throughout the month of November.
Pay the rental fee.
*Only full-day rentals (at a flat rate of ¥900) are available on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays and throughout the month of November.

Choose a bicycle and start exploring the area!
Choose a bicycle and start exploring the area!

Precautions

Ride on the left side of the road.
Ride on the left side of the road.

When leaving the bicycle at your destination, be sure to park in a designated bicycle parking area or other appropriate spot.
When leaving the bicycle at your destination, be sure to park in a designated bicycle parking area or other appropriate spot.

Always lock your bicycle when leaving it unattended.
Always lock your bicycle when leaving it unattended.

Returning your bicycle

Be sure to return your bicycle to the rental shop by the deadline.
Be sure to return your bicycle to the rental shop by the deadline.

Return your key together with the bicycle.
Return your key together with the bicycle.

If you rented your bicycle on an hourly basis, you'll pay when you return the bicycle.
If you rented your bicycle on an hourly basis, you'll pay when you return the bicycle.

Directions

Located a cross from the plaza in front of Hankyu Arashiyama Station, just 40 seconds from the ticket gate!

Located a cross from the plaza in front of Hankyu Arashiyama Station, just 40 seconds from the ticket gate!

Located in a Japanese-style building across from Kadensho Kyoto Arashiyama Hot Spring.

Located a cross from the plaza in front of Hankyu Arashiyama Station, just 40 seconds from the ticket gate!

【Hankyu Railway route map】

About 17 min. from Kawaramachi About 47 min. from Umeda

Precautions

Be thoughtful of others to ensure everyone has a good time!

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Obey all traffic rules.
As a rule, bicycles should travel on the left side of the road. Only one passenger per bicycle, please.
Get off and walk your bicycle through crowded areas.
Get off and walk your bicycle through areas that are crowded with pedestrians. In many places, for example Togetsu-kyo Bridge and Chikurin-no-michi St., you'll be able to enjoy the scenery more if you take your time and walk slowly.
Watch out for rickshaws and buses.
Rickshaws and buses may stop suddenly.
Avoid following them closely.
Watch out for your own safety.
It's dangerous to ride while talking on a mobile phone, listening to music, or having a conversation.
Park in designated areas.
When you stop somewhere along the way, use designated bicycle parking areas. These areas are shown on the map on the reverse side of this pamphlet.
Stay hydrated.
Remember to keep your body hydrated while cycling.

Choosing seasonally appropriate clothing

Spring
March to MayArashiyama in the spring is warm and pleasant, but it's best to have a jacket or parka that you can throw on since wide temperature swings are common this time of year. Choose something made from wind-resistant material to keep yourself from getting cold.
Summer
June to AugustArashiyama, which is located in a basin, is hot and humid during the summer months. Heat stroke is always a concern, so wear clothing that absorbs sweat and dries quickly as well as a well-ventilated hat. It's recommended to wear a light, long-sleeved shirt that will protect against sunburn.
Fall
September to NovemberIn the fall, Arashiyama is typically one or two degrees cooler than Kyoto proper. You'll be more comfortable while cycling around the area if you remember to wear an extra layer in addition to your usual clothing as a way to keep warm.
Winter
December to FebruaryDuring winter in Arashiyama, which tends to be gripped by cold, it goes without saying that you'll want to wear layers of clothing, and it's best to bring along some other items to protect against the cold. Examples include a neck warmer to warm up your neck, which tends to get cold easily, and gloves to keep you hands from getting numb.

Touring Map

Touring Map

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