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How Do You Buy A Bicycle In Tokyo?
How do you Buy a Bicycle in Tokyo?
Where do you buy a bicycle in Tokyo?
Suginami Green Cycle
Craigs list, Hard off, Rakuten.
How do you register a Bike in Japan?
Although it might sound somewhat strange bike theft is a real problem in Japan, with over 35000 cases being reported in Tokyo in 2019. As a result, registering your bicycle and taking out bicycle insurance is a reasonably straight forward task. However, it is one task that you will need to do right.
All bike owners must complete a bicycle ownership form and submit it at your local koban (police box). This is the case whether the bike is new or used. Often at bike stores, the store will ask you to pay about 500, and they will complete the paperwork with you.
After this the staff will put a yellow sticker (register sticker) on your bike.
However, If you did not receive this form when you bought the bicycle, you can get one at the police station, but you will need a receipt and proof of ID (zairyu card).
What about Bicycle insurance?
Bicycle laws are essential!
Avoid parking in the wrong place.
Places to avoid parking a bicycle
We would encourage all riders not to park at a convenience store for a long period of time. Yes, there may be other bikes there, but again if it is not in the designated bicycle parking areas, you run the risk of having your bike impounded and stolen. Furthermore, avoid parking against residential houses or apartments, shops, cafes, and public spaces.
Renting a bicycle in Japan
Japan Travel Bike
What do you think? It is pretty simple when you think about it, right?
Do you feel ready to buy a bicycle in Tokyo?
We hope this information can help you with your future adventures in Japan!
The question that remains now is, where do you want to cycle in Japan? Perhaps Kagawa? Wherever your journey in Japan may lead you, Link Japan Careers hopes to be able to assist you along the way. To find out more about Link Japan Careers, please feel free to click here, or join our mailing list.