Yokosuka city is a popular spot for cyclists, just an hour from the heart of Tokyo.
It benefits from nature and urban landscapes and a variety of roads to ride.
There is also an abundance of fresh seafood and local mountain produce, offering ample opportunities for culinary pleasure.
Yokosuka Cycling Map
There are three recommended itineraries, introducing the highlights of Yokosuka: the 68km “Gurutto Sukaichi”, the 26km “East Coast Route”, and the 23km “West Coast Route”.
Cycle Rescue Taxi
Cycle Rescue Taxi Yokosuka is conducted in cooperation with the Yokosuka branch of the Kanagawa Prefecture Taxi Association.
This paid service collects and returns bicycles and customers to their homes or train stations, etc., in the event of unforeseen problems while cycling in Yokosuka City.
They will safely take your bicycle to the desired location.
List of Cycle Rescue-supported taxi companies
3-16-31, Negishicho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
|Keikyu Chuo Kotsuu||046-835-1564|
2-12-5, Kurihama, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
2-1-25, Sahara, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
1-17-2, Nagaura-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
|Yamaoka Kosan Ltd.||046-836-4686|
1-4-36, Uchikawa, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
|Fuji Taxi Ltd.||046-856-2569|
3-17-11, Take, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
|Funakoshi Taxi Co.||046-861-2111|
1-55, Funakoshi-cho, Yokosuka, Kanagawa
Shared Cycle (electrically assisted bicycles)
The shared cycle service started in February 2008
Conveniently rent an electric bicycle at every station.
Ideal for exploring tourist attractions.
Ride around in Yokosuka on a shared cycle
This service is available via smartphone.
Call centre : 050-3821-8282
Merida Experience Centre (sports bikes).
The west coast, with its moderate hills and spectacular views of Sagami Bay, is popular with cyclists.
A sports bike is highly recommended.
On a sunny day, you can even see Mt Fuji.
※A helmet and cycle lock are provided gratuitously when you rent a bike at the Merida Experience Centre Soleil Hill.
Five Rules for the Safe Use of Bicycles
1: Bicycles must only be ridden on the road.
Only in exceptional circumstances may cyclists ride on the pavement.
2: All vehicles must drive on the left side of the road
3: Pedestrians have priority on the pavement.
Cyclists must slow down near the roadway.
4: Everyone must follow safety rules
・Drinking and driving/riding is prohibited
Riding two abreast is not allowed
・Cycles must use lights at night or in poor weather
・Traffic signals at intersections must be obeyed
Everyone should stop and check for safe conditions
5: Children must wear helmets.
※Do not ride in groups.
※Pedestrians, cyclists, and cars should all respect one another