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Transport Interchange

Shinjuku (Tokyo JP)

An overground uncovered bike parking facility serving Takadanobaba train and metro station. Parking is provided for up to 1065 bicycles. Access to the facility is open, though it is not very visible for pedestrians from the street and it does not appear on the local maps as a bicycle parking facility. Parking furniture is two-tier (‘double decker’) to maximise space. The facility is staffed 0700-1900 week days. Users can park 24hrs either paying subscription fees for monthly or annual parking; alternatively users can pay ¥100 for a days' parking. Weekends and holidays are free of charge.

Shinjuku Ward and Shinjuku Mitsui Building

Designer / Architect
Nihon Sekkei

Cost of provision
Undisclosed information

• This is one of the few bicycle-parking facilities in Shinjuku that have available bicycle spaces; there is no waiting list for this particular site
• Spacious site and well organised, the tier racks optimise the utilisation of space

• The site is a bit hidden from the exterior view, this explains why most users are subscribers, visitors who don’t know about its existence leave their bikes on the street
• The air at the facility is rather polluted
• The facility is quite far from the station

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