Bicycles in Japan

Published by Antonio Tajuelo

 

Bicycles in Japan

Japan is a bike country ^^.

I think bikes are one of the best transportations that can be used in the city: they make no noise, produce no pollution and are a very easy way for making some light sport. Japan cities are perfect for riding a bike because they are small and have little car traffic.

One of the first think that I noticed about bikes in Japan is that they are not usually locked to a light post or to a tree while they stand on the street. Sometimes they have a locked wheel, but that's all.

Bicycles in Japan

What really is a problem in some parts of Japan cities is, surprisingly, too much parked bikes. It is common to see "do not park bikes here" warnings. You can also get fined for parking your bike at one of these areas.

Bicycles in Japan
Bicycles in Japan
Bicycles in Japan
Bicycles in Japan

Bike showcased at a bicycle shop in Shinjuku.

Bicycles in Japan

Bike parking at the entrance of an office building.

Bicycles in Japan
Bicycles in Japan

Full equip bike! It has electric propulsion and has space for an additional passenger an some bags.

Bicycles in Japan

Bike parking forbidden at this area in Tokyo.

Bicycles in Japan
Bicycles in Japan

Policeman riding his work bike ^^.

Bicycles in Japan

Special place for allowing bikes to cross the road.

Bicycles in Japan
Bicycles in Japan

Bike parking forbidden at this Kobe train station. However, in the background you can see some parked bikes.

Bicycles in Japan

Huge row of parked bikes.

Bicycles in Japan

Next, some pictures of this big bike parking ^^.

Bicycles in Japan
Bicycles in Japan
Bicycles in Japan

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