Tackling Tokyo on Two Wheels

September 26, 2018 by Jason Gatewood

As sure as you’ll find vending machines, convenience stores, and a small shrine in the average Japanese neighborhood, you’ll find people traveling around on a bicycle.  More everyday transport than pleasure, most Japanese use their bikes to run errands, ferry children to daycare, and get to and from their local train stations in the suburban […]

No More Mamachari! Where to get Good Bikes in Tokyo

March 23, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Tokyo is such a marvelous city to explore, which is why it is a shame that we spend so much time on trains and subways being ferried from one place to another, never really getting to understand the lay of the land. The best way to really understand the city is by bicycle, but so many […]

“Peacecle” Rental Bicycles in Hiroshima – Easy!

March 15, 2017 by Jade Brischke

Spring is a great time to get out and take advantage of the lovely weather, and one of the best ways to explore Hiroshima (and get fit at the same time!) is to try the Hiroshima City Rental Cycles known as ‘Peacecle.’ At just 1000 yen (plus tax) per day. it’s amazingly cheap. Best of […]

Nagoya’s Best Bicycle Shops

February 24, 2017 by Mark Guthrie

Nagoya, with its wide roads and ample cycle paths, is a marvelous city to cycle around, so it is such a shame that so many people choose to clog up the sidewalks with their ‘mamachari’ bicycles. According to the Japanese National Police Agency, there were 71.551 million bicycles in Japan in 2013 but most people tend […]

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