How to get to Suginami Green Cycle

19 May, 2010

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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.

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10 Comments to “How to get to Suginami Green Cycle”

  1. Gary
    20 May, 2010

    Thanks but we will not buy. First I want to see you cycling than I will decide:)

  2. 16 April, 2011

    The link for suginami doesnt work.. any clue of the next date?

  3. 17 April, 2011

    It’s seems there is something wrong with their website. Usually the dates are around the 20th. It being April 17 right now, it could very well be tomorrow, but of course I can not say this with any certainty.

  4. 18 April, 2011

    HI,

    I bought a very good bike for JPY 8K today. the link shared above has changed, To know the schedules use the link : http://www.sjc.ne.jp/suginami/14dokuji/risaikuru/risaikuru.html

    P.S.: This is in japanese and if you want to read the same in English, would suggest you to use Google Chrome browser which will auto-convert the text into Enlish

  5. 18 April, 2011

    The next schedule is April 18,19 and 20, 2011

  6. 18 April, 2011

    Awesome thanks, I will change the link in the post!

  7. 11 February, 2013

    Hi,

    Thank you for the trick. It definitely looks a great place to get a good bicycle for cheap price.

    Do you know if it’s possible to go some days before they start selling in order to check the availabilities?

    Thank in advance for your answer ;)

  8. 4 March, 2013

    Heel erg bedankt voor de informatie en foto’s! You rock big time.

  9. Zee
    18 August, 2014

    Thank You for the detailed explanation! It really helped me early in the morning.
    Also, the Eifuku station route is also quite easy to navigate.. Just keep walking away from the Main Street where the station is located till you see the Family Mart mentioned in this post a minute or two’s walk in front of you (so same junction from the other side). Then take a right and keep walking till you see the same sign!

    Eifuku is good for those coming from Shibuya, shimotakaido is good for those coming from Shinjuku

  10. Maxim Geeroms
    3 November, 2015

    Thanks a lot for the information. I went on October 19th. There was a planned auction on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st. I arrived easily with your descriptions and I was one hour early, so at 10.00 (it is from 11.00 until 16.00) which made me 55th in the waiting line. There were 200-300 people for 50-60 bikes I guess. When I entered, almost all bike were taken. This was at 11.15 or something, so there was no auction on Tuesday and Wednesday. You should go take a ticket at 08.00 or something and do something else in the meantime before you show up at 10.45.

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