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How to Register Your Bicycle in Japan

When riding a bicycle in a big Japanese city like Tokyo, you need to register your bicycle. Yes, that’s right, you have to treat it like a car in order to be in accordance with the law. But no need to panic, the registration process is a piece of cake. What You Need jp.fotolia.com/ What…

How to protect your bicycle from theft in Japan?

I had my bicycle stolen. Yes, it is true. And I am not telling this to ruin the reputation of Japan. I am telling this to remind everyone that, Japan, like the rest of the countries, is inhabited by humans – of all forms. Good and bad. Although, generally, Japan is safe and secure, there…

Japan is indeed safe, but how to make your stay even more secure?

Japan has been well known as one of the safest countries in the world. Because of its safety you don’t have to worry about most of the things. Yes, it is true that the roads in Japan are well organized and everything is clean. Thieves and pick pockets are also very uncommon here. Japan also…

Bicycles in Japan, the essentials

Japan is a country where a lot of people use bicycles to go around. Although Japan has a good public transportation system like subways and buses, most people prefer to bike from one place to another if the distance is not too far for them. Besides saving the cost for transportation, cycling in Japan is…

My weird experience: Onigiri and Mom’s Bicycle

Seaside battle over onigiri Author’s photo On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in early May, I flew to the beach in Zushi, which is the popular destination for city surfers and yacht enthusiasts living and working in central Tokyo. It was a warm windy day, and people were enjoying the sunshine on the beach or in…