Rent a cycle Emusica, Demachiyanagi shop

No worry about parking space, travel light in Kyoto with rental bicycle

Bicycle will be a great benefit to go around Kyoto, where many luring spots gather around each other closely. If you are thinking of renting a bicycle, I recommend Rent a cycle Emusica located right in front of Demachiyanagi Station of Keihan Railway and Eizan Railway. IMG_2938 The main service Emusica is offering is a monthly rent starting from the 1st day of the month til the end. It is used by many students and working people who takes the train from Demachiyanagi Station. Besides the locals, long staying foreign tourists also find this service convenient. The biggest benefit of renting at monthly package is that there is no need to find a parking space. Despite Kyoto being a perfect place to go around by bicycles, it lacks in parking spaces. If you are renting one in front of the station and if it can be kept at the shop anytime, there is no worry in searching for those scarce spaces. They also have a 2nd shop at the downtown of Shijo Kawaramachi, and the rented bicycles can be returned there as well. According to Mr. Shibayama, the owner, Demachiyanagi Station had a major issue of insufficient parking space for bicycles and that they were kept randomly along the street. As the monthly renting business became popular, such bicycles on the street started to disappear. IMG_2902 I doubt whether the bicycles will come back safely after renting out for a whole month. But as Mr. Shigeyama says, 'there is always a staff in the shop to see off the customer and to greet them back. As there become a human relationship between the staff and customer, people become more careful, therefor the rules and manners are kept well. Mr. Shibayama used to be a musician and so many of the staffs are keen in the music field. I can see that unique and friendly staffs are popular as well, from how some people at the returning desk ends up sitting around enjoying conversation with the staff. IMG_2924 IMG_2930 They offer 1 day, 1 week, 2 week and 1 month starting from any time of the month as well so people can use their service according to their needs. If you find yourself with a bicycle, try riding along the Kamogawa River on the western side of the shop. You could feel like becoming a wind. Address: Riviere Ohto 1st Floor, 24 Tanaka Kamiyanagicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto (map) Phone: +81(0)75-200-8219 Hour: 9:00-20:00 (for monthly rent 6:30-23:30) Web: