Published by Antonio Tajuelo
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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.
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.
Bike showcased at a bicycle shop in Shinjuku.
Bike parking at the entrance of an office building.
Full equip bike! It has electric propulsion and has space for an additional passenger an some bags.
Bike parking forbidden at this area in Tokyo.
Policeman riding his work bike ^^.
Special place for allowing bikes to cross the road.
Bike parking forbidden at this Kobe train station. However, in the background you can see some parked bikes.
Huge row of parked bikes.
Next, some pictures of this big bike parking ^^.