Renting Touring & Road Bikes with RBRJ
Find out how to explore Japan on a Touring or Road Bike with Road Bike Rental Japan.
Is Cycling in Japan on your Bucket List? Do you need to stretch the legs while on a Business Trip? Well, you're in the right place. Japan is an amazing country with so much to offer. Exploring the country, culture, food and landscapes from a bike is one of the best ways to see and experience authentic Japan. You'll not only see destination A and destination B, but you'll stumble upon all the hidden gems along the way which sometimes make for the best moments of a journey.
Below is our simple guide for how to hire touring bikes with Road Bike Rental Japan. If you've got all the information you need and are ready to book your bikes, please see our collection of bikes and gear.
How to Explore Japan
by Touring or Road Bike
Step 1: Decide on bikes and gear
The first step to booking your bikes is choosing the right bike for you. As you may already know, height is very important when sizing up a comfortable bike. The size of a bike is measured by the length of the seat tube and a person's height will determine what sized bike is best for that person to ride. Please see the charts below to see what size is recommended for your height.
Road Bike Size Guide
Suggested Road Bike Size
Feet & Inches
Frame Size (cm)
|4'10" - 5'0"||148cm - 152cm||XX-Small (47cm - 48cm)|
|5'0" - 5'3"||152cm - 160cm||X-Small (49cm - 50cm)|
|5'3" - 5'6"||160cm - 168cm||Small (51cm - 53cm)|
|5'6" - 5'9"||168cm - 175cm||Medium (54cm - 55cm)|
|5'9" - 6'0"||175cm - 183cm||Large (56cm - 58cm)|
|6'0" - 6'3"||183cm - 191cm||X-Large (58cm - 60cm)|
|6'3" - 6'6"||191cm - 198cm||XX-Large (61cm - 63cm)|
Touring Bike Guide
We also understand that you may still be planning your trip and not have confirmed dates. If this is the case, please get in touch and let us know your desired dates and bike requests and we will check on availability for you. We can also hold a reservation for a week however after a week if you would like to confirm the booking, please book and pay for the rental through our online system.
Before making your reservation, please read our FAQ and reach out via our Contact Page if you can't find the answers you are looking for.
Step 2: Book your bikes and gear online
When you are ready to book, simply add your bike and gear along with the duration of the rental to your cart in our online shop. Our daily price for the bikes and gear gets cheaper as the duration increases. Depending on the start and finish date that you choose, your daily rate will automatically be updated.
Some cyclists may want to bring their own panniers which is also fine. All of our touring bikes come with a rack attached (at no extra charge) which most, if not all panniers will attach to. We will be happy to send you pictures of the rack with dimensions to make sure your panniers will fit. If you would like to use your own panniers please make a note in your order or send us an email and let us know.
At Road Bike Rental Japan we also have five pedal choices: Shimano SPD-SL, Shimano MTB, Look Keo, Flat / Normal or Bring your Own. When booking your bike please let us know your pedal preferences in the notes section of the cart.
Due to demand, there may be a chance when you’re booking that you are unable to reserve your bike and gear during your preferred dates. If this is the case, please get in touch and we can let you know any other times the bikes are available as you may be flexible with your travel dates and could arrange your trip to coincide with the times the bikes are available. Please note that Spring and Autumn are our peak seasons and we recommend getting in touch and booking as early as possible to ensure we have stock available.
Interested in having a RBRJ Bike delivered to a remote part of Japan? Conditions do apply so please read our How Delivery works page carefully.
Due to the differing prices for delivery depending on location, you can’t reserve the bikes, gear and delivery online.
Step 3: Come to Road Bike Rental Japan to pick up your bikes and gear (unless you are using the courier service for pick-up)
The next step is to come to Road Bike Rental Japan to pick up your bikes. We'll arrange a time to meet prior to your starting date so please do your best to come at the agreed time.
We will get you on your bike and make sure you are comfortable with the heights and dimensions. Before leaving, we will do any adjustments (seat height for example) that you might need in order to be as comfortable as possible. We do provide a multi-tool with each rental so feel free to make any adjustments to the seat or handlebars while on your journey.
We can store luggage however our space is limited so would appreciate you giving us a heads up prior to the day so we can ensure we have enough space for your luggage.
Once you are packed and ready to roll we usually take a photo for our social media profiles so be sure to bring your best smile :) We understand not everyone wants their photo posted on social media accounts so please just let us know and we will skip the photo shoot.
Then, head off and enjoy your cycling adventure!
Step 4: Enjoy cycling and exploring Japan
Japan is a beautiful place with lots to do and see and we really believe that exploring the country from the saddle of a bike is the best way. Check out our Cycling in Japan Tips and Routes and Resources pages for more support and inspiration.
Step 5: Come back to return your bike and gear (unless you are using the courier service for the return)
The final step after your adventure is to bring the bike back on the agreed date. Have a rest and tell us all about your journey and then go out and enjoy a cold drink and some delicious Japanese food, you would have earned it!
Ready to start planning your trip? Book your bikes now!Book now