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(Unique) Transportation in Japan

Here are some unique transportations in Japan. Most people don’t rely on private cars.

A bike for the elder child, connected to the baby car. One push for two passengers.

A bike for the elder child, connected to the baby car. One push for two passengers.

ichirinsha

Ichirinsha, one wheele bike. First - third grade of Japanese elementary students love to ride this.

Old people on a bike, white collar worker, students, without cars. There is only one car, usually used by housewives to deliver her family to the train stations nearby.

white haired man, white collar worker, students, without cars.

A train? Or a bus? usually available in a very wide park. Location : Kodomo no Kuni, Yokohama City (near Nagatsuta Station, Den En Toshi Line).

A train? Or a bus? usually available in a very wide park. Location : Kodomo no Kuni, Yokohama City.

Trains

yukkuriA sign at Odakyu Line’s entrance gate. Most people walk too fast while touching their IC card, less than 1 second.

Bus scene

Bus is one of the main transportation means in Japan after the train. Bus schedule is very strict like the train one. In some places in Tokyo, the bus departure time is set for every five minutes.

Bicycle (2)

Let us see bicycles in Japan. Some people do care about where to park their bicycles, but some are very reckless. To avoid charged-parking area, many people put their bicycles at parking areas belong to department store. This kind of parking areas are usually open from 10 AM to 9 PM.

In recent years, number of bicycle stealing is dramatically increasing. To minimize the lost of bicycle, it is obliged to register every bicycle to the police station and it is highly recomended to enter 自転車盗難保険 (jitensha tonan hoken) or the cycle theft insurance.

Bicycle parking at department store

Bicycle parking at department store

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Bicycle (1)

Cycling is a popular sport in Japan. Bicycle race called “keirin” is in the top list of sports with most spectators. Bicycle is also widely used for short-range transportation. That is why we can find bicycle everywhere and bicycle parking is becoming a major problem in the country. You can find some pictures of bicycle here.

A scene of public park for bicycle

A scene of public park for bicycle


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