J-Cycle

J-Cycle, Kyoto: Hours, Address, J-Cycle Reviews: 5/5

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
BICYCLE SHOP J-Cycle[OPEN]10:00AM to 7:00PM(Available time of renting from 10:00AM to 6:30PM)[Closed days]the year-end and New Year holidays(December 30 to January 3)[RENTAL BICYCLE]*Standard :800yen/day(10:00AM-18:30PM)*Standard(3speed gears): 1000yen/day(10:00AM-18:30PM)*MTB/Sports :1400yen/day(10:00AM-18:30PM)*Electric assisted :1700yen/day(10:00AM-18:30PM)[OPTION]*Child seat(5 years old or younger)[Note]Please confirm the bicycle-parking availability at the hotel if you wish to rent for consecutive days.We give 10% discount if you rent for more than 3 days.
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The area
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Neighborhood: Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.
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Wim d
Dumaguete City, Philippines59 contributions
Great service
Dec 2019 • Couples
We hired the 3 speed bikes for the day, Kyoto is a relatively flat city so we saw no real need for the electric ones. Staff speak basic english which is nice and the bikes are well maintained.

Biking is awesome here as there as designated bike lanes everywhere and cars are courteous to bikes.
Overall a pleasant experience and i recommend them when in Kyoto.
Written December 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mohamed Aref
Cairo, Egypt405 contributions
Amazing service.
Jun 2019 • Friends
The bikes are very well maintained. I rented the electric bike which was amazing and very comfortable to ride for long distances. The staff is amazing and very helpful. I recommend their service. Thank you Jcycle
Written June 13, 2019
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Thank you for using our bikes. We are so happy that you enjoyed riding around Kyoto by e-bikes. Have a nice trip and we hope to see you again at our shop.
Written June 14, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Happy_relaxed_couple
Attadale, Australia207 contributions
Awesome electric bikes 🚲
Apr 2019 • Couples
We hired electric bikes for the day and had a fantastic time riding around Kyoto. I’m extremely unfit and found it so easy to ride everywhere. Electric bike was very kind to me. The staff were great and the pricing was very good. Definitely recommend doing this if in Kyoto.
Written April 13, 2019
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Thank you for using our bike,and we also really appreciate you posted online reviews and gave us a high rates. We are really glad that you enjoyed biking around Kyoto. We are looking forward to see you again at our shop!
Written April 22, 2019
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ellie
Seoul, South Korea3 contributions
Great Bike & Great People! So helpful!
Jan 2019 • Solo
I intended to rent a bike for a few days to explore Kyoto, and walked 15 minutes to closing worried that they would tell me it was too late..but the staff was really friendly and kind. They answered all the questions I had and provided me a brochure and bike parking information/locations. They were patient and rented me a really great bike that was comfortable. I did the 3-speed bike that basically felt like new, and I also paid to rent the phone holder and the insurance (because I was only there for such a short time and it was honestly pretty cheap). I had a great time biking Kyoto for the two days. The bike held up as I biked 9.5km to Arashiyama and back! But on the second day, overall I was having a bad day and I lost my bike key leaving my stranded at Kyoto Imperial Palace. I was really anxious and unsure of what to do, but I kept the brochure they gave me and I found a pay phone and gave them a call. Through the phone, they were able to schedule a way for some employees to deliver a spare bike key..and they did so in a timely manner! I finally got my bike unlocked and was able to return my bike on time. I was very grateful and would love to rent a bike from them again the next time in in Kyoto!
Written January 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for using our bike,and we also really appreciate you posted online reviews and gave us a high rates. We remember you! We are really glad that you enjoyed biking around Kyoto. We are looking forward to see you again at our shop!
Written January 21, 2019
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shinraemonsam
Sydney, Australia1,056 contributions
Cold hard facts on a steamy hot day
Jul 2018 • Couples
1. friendly mechanic team, but
2. unfriendly woman behind the desk, but
3. you get a bike, so:

Whatever, you came for a bike, everyone wins.

1. super flat city, but
2. upsell on electric bikes, but
3. you are not obese and missed legs day, so:

Stretch your tourist legs on a 3 speed, it is more than enough.

1. one of the safest countries in the world, but
2. push for insurance, but
3. you have travel insurance, so:

Park responsibly and don't get insurance.

1. review speaks of harrowing roads, but
2. these might be the quietest roads you will ever encounter, but
3. reviewer admits 'hasn't been on a bike in years', so:

Man up. Take the bike and do away with the 7 independently owned railway lines in Kyoto. Have breakfast at Takagi Coffee around the corner for a legit experience. If you take the bike overnight you can easily cycle out to the Bamboo Forest through the quiet back streets of Kyoto, while visiting several shrines along the way, take lunch, ride along the river to Fushimi Inari shrine for sundown and enjoy the lights at night.
Written July 22, 2018
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Thank you for letting us know about your experience with our shop. We apologize if we did not meet your expectations. Your comments regarding the service you received at our store are very important to us. We would like to work even harder and keep getting better. We hope we can serve you again.
Written July 27, 2018
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Lydia W
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
Highly recommend
May 2018 • Couples
Went to rent a bike with my husband today based on the good reviews on tripadvisor. We knew it was a good choice immediately as the guy we were dealing with pointed out that rain was coming and made sure we were still up for renting bikes. We found that honest service very refreshing. We proceeded to rent the bikes for what seemed to be a very reasonable rate. Literally two minutes out the door I had a bit of a freak accident. I misjudged a curb and put a pretty good gash in my elbow, that needed stitches. We went back to the shop and were blown away by the incredible service. These guys couldn’t do enough for us. They gave us a clean cloth for my elbow, they helped my husband contact our insurance company, they hailed a taxi and told the taxi where to take us, and they gave us a full refund withought missing a beat. They are really great people and I hope you will all give them your patronage. They deserve it! The hospital experience was pretty good as well, but that’s another story. I love Japan and the Japanese. I have been thoroughly impressed since I stepped foot in this country, despite the bad luck with my accident.
Written May 6, 2018
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Thank you for visiting our shop. We really appreciate your comments. How is your injury? We hope you get better soon. We look forward to seeing you again when if you have a chance.
Written May 12, 2018
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Kenton U
San Diego, CA6 contributions
Best way to explore the temples of Kyoto
Nov 2017 • Couples
This place was actually recommenced to us by a random couple that had visited Kyoto several times. We couldn't be happier with our experience! They have several different bikes to choose from and maps that show the bike routes around the temples. This is a great and fun way to see the city by yourself. Also, the price is right. One side note, the temples are a little spaced out from what they appear on the map, so if visiting, plan for a whole day of adventure.

Also, shout out to the staff at J Cycle! They are amazing. Very friendly and helpful with anything you may need. I mean it. We don't speak any Japanese so they Googled a map of the restaurant we had planned to eat for dinner and then wrote down the directions in Japanese for us to give to the taxi driver. Very nice of them.
Written November 15, 2017
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Janes F
Coolangatta, Australia63 contributions
Great Experience
May 2017
Found J-Cycle via my Maps.me app. Hired an electric bike for 5 hours for an afternoon. Employees were very friendly and showed me how the bike worked and gave me a map to follow. the map has many route suggestions. Once out of the busy city streets of Kyoto found the footpaths very wide with bike lanes etc. Road to the Golden Temple (took approx 45mins - free parking for bike) then on to Philosopher's Path, cycled along the river then back to return bike. Open till late. You can also hire bike for 2 days if you wish.
Written June 8, 2017
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oaklandcity4evr
Oakland, California1 contribution
fast and east ( foreign friendly)
Mar 2017 • Friends
I've been to Kyoto before and this place is the best honestly we were looking for so cool fast and comfortable bikes because we were planning to bike for a long time. J-cycle was very fast at explaning things because the had everything picture ready and spoke English really well
Written March 28, 2017
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Lauren T
Australia12 contributions
The BEST way to see Kyoto
Feb 2017 • Couples
We hired bikes for the afternoon from J-Cycle, riding from the store up to the trio of temples starting from Kinkaku-ji temple. We then rode across to the Arashiyama district and the bamboo grove through semi-rural parts of Kyoto, before returning the bikes. Not overly strenuous and very achievable if you have a moderate level of fitness. Amazing way to see the city - we would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Kyoto.
Written March 3, 2017
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