Rent bicycles in Tokyo: To travel easily

Our students have asked for our help to understand how to rent bicycles in Tokyo recently. We wrote this guide as a tool that they can use to have fun while getting around.

To register your Tokyo Bicycle Sharing Account

  1. Go to the registration page –
  2. Fill out the registration form and enter your credit card.
  3. Confirm your email via the automatic email confirmation that is sent.
  4. Login
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Homescreen after login

From within this home screen you will be able to change your billing information and update your personal information. Including changing your monthly plan or daypass charges.
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Obtaining a 4 digit pass code to unlock the bike.

You can choose either choose from port – or select a bike.  Select a bike is much easier as you just need to type in the bike’s Number. (To find the number of the bicycle) You can find the bike # directly below the keypad on the back wheel of the bicycle.

Enter this bike # into the bike # unlock and confirm – you will be sent a 4 digit unlock code.
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Using your IC Card with the Tokyo Sharebike System

You can also use your IC (suica,passmo) transportation card to rent bicycles by registering it with an 8 digit passcode. After you register your ic card you can use it as a key for all share bikes.

This is much easier than having to use the app to select a bike every time. 

Click on correction under Membership Information – then on the bottom next to the submit button click on the membership card registration.  Then click submit.

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Membership Info
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Membership Info
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Paying with IC Card

You will be sent an 8 digit code via your registered email that you can use to register the card through the bike keypad.  Once you have the 8 digit code – there is a keypad on the back of the back wheel of the bike.
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Unlocking and Renting the Bike (IC Card or 4 Digit Pass)

Press the start button on the keypad – it will ask for either your 4 digit unlock code or you can use your ic card by pressing it and holding it against the keypad.

After you touch the ic card to the bike – the bike will unlock and you will be able to ride it. If you would like to temporarily lock the bike – just manually push down on the bike lock.

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Docomo Bike for Rental

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Returning the Bike

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How to Return the Bicycle

To return the bike – park the bike into the designated station wheelhouse and manually push down on the bike lock. After that push the enter button on the keypad as in the image below.
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Pricing for Renting, image, photo, picture, illustration, monthly, one trip, 1-day pass
Pricing for Renting

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