Community Cycle is the system that has docking ports in each area, and you can rent a bike at any docking port and return it to any docking port you like within designated area.
Tokyo is a small place with a lot of people. Because it is the most high population density in the world, it is more convenient to ride a bicycle than using any other transportation. Shinjuku began to launch a rental car service on October 1.
Minato-ku is one of the areas in Tokyo that has most company buildings, and you can say it is the center of business. There are a lot of embassies and hotels, so that many people gather here.
Minato-ku has this very useful system called “Community Cycle”. It is basically bicycle sharing system that is only for limited area. It has docking ports in each area, and you can rent a bike at any docking port and return it to any docking port you like within designated area.
The process to use the service is very easy. First you need to prepare a cell phone that can receive an email and a credit card for the payment.
What you need to do is to register for membership and issue an unlocking passcode on internet. Once you received the passcode, push the start button and enter the passcode directly on the device of the bicycle. Then the electric lock will be opened automatically.
It is available at anytime 24/7.
Rental fee is reasonable. 150 yen for 30 minutes, and if you want to rent it for a whole day, it is 1500yen with no additional charges. 2,000 yen for the monthly membership. With unlimited and free monthly useage if one time useage less than 30 minutes.
It might be nice to ride a bicycle for sightseeing in Tokyo.
There might be a chance to find something interesting from different point of view!