How to get to Suginami Green Cycle
19 May, 2010
Suginami Green Cycle is an organization that refurbishes abandoned bicycles and sells them for a very decent price. We have actually bought our bikes there and want to share how you can get there. But they are only opened a few days each month. So check out the dates on Suginami Green Cycle’s official website.
There are as always more ways to get to it but this is the route to Suginami Green Cycle that got me there.
From Shinjuku station take the Keio line to shimo-takaido, not all trains stop at this station so you need to check it first. You should probably get the local train (not rapid or express).
Once you arrive take the North Exit. And this is what the North Exit looks like:
Go outside and turn right. You’ll walk through a small street with some nice shops. From what I could see fruits and vegetables were pretty decently priced here, so you could go for some groceries too. But anyway take the second street/alley to the left. Yes it is very small but this will get you to the a big crossing under the Express way.
Cross the street and you should see this little bridge.
Cross this bridge as well and go straight ahead. Be careful for the cars though. You should pass a family mart (on the right side) after a couple of minutes. After passing the family mart you have to cross a small bridge again, from here on you should be able to see a junction with traffic lights. Turn left here and walk straight ahead until you see this.
If you see this, you are there congrats!
If you want to buy a really nice bike you should be there at about 08.00 to increase your chances. Once you arrive you will be handed a number. These numbers will determine the order in which you may enter. But you have to pick a bike really quickly because the advantage of having a lower number is minimal.
I hope that these directions to Suginami Green Cycle are clear, if you are going there soon, I hope you find a nice new bike!
Thanks to Tokyo By Bike for informing me about this place.