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About the Palace Cycling Course

Spice up your Sundays with a pleasant cycling experience.

palace cycling course

The Palace Cycling Course is a model course that is especially open to cyclists. Surrounded by castle moats and pine trees, this cycling course not only provides families with a quiet place for fitness and relaxation, but also contributes to preserving nature around the Imperial Palace. All users of this cycling course are responsible for protecting the beautiful environment of the area, as it is an invaluable asset for us all.

Important Requirements

- Borrowed bicycles are allowed to be used only within the Palace Cycling Course.
- Users are not allowed to go outside of the course on their borrowed bicycles.

Outline

Opening Hours of the Bicycle Reception Desk

- 10:00 to 15:00 on Sundays
- Closed on rainy days, and days when special events are held.

The Number of Bicycles

- A total of 250 bicycles, such as city bicycles, mountain bicycles, tandem bicycles, children’s bicycles and infant’s bicycles

Fee

- Free of charge

Where You Can Ride

- A course covering a round trip of about 3 km from Iwaida Bridge to Hirakawa Gate

Access

- About a 3-minute walk from Exit 2 of Nijubashi Station on the Chiyoda Line Subway
- About a 15-minute walk from the Marunouchi side of JR Tokyo Station

Bicycle Reception Desk

- Beside the police box near Exit 2 of Nijubashi Station on the Chiyoda Line Subway

How to Borrow

- Fill in and submit the application form which is provided at the bicycle reception desk. Bicycles are loaned on a first-come, first-served basis.

How to Select a Suitable Bicycle

- Users of our bicycles are advised to select a bicycle that fits them properly.

Kids’ Corner

- Infants’ bicycles can be used in the “Kids’ Corner” accompanied by their guardians at any time.
- Users of infants’ bicycles are not allowed to go onto the cycling course.

Tandem Bicycles

- Tandem bicycles, the use of which used to be confined to some designated areas, have become available for use on the Palace Cycling Course since March 1996.
- Tandem bicycles also enable visually-impaired persons to enjoy cycling on the course, with the support of a staff member.

About the Palace Cycling Course , Outline > Cycling on Your Own Bicycle , Lessons & Seminar , Tips to Safe Cycling >Requirements

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