Cycling Japan is a pleasure and ecologically sound. A couple of years ago I was thinking about taking up a hobby that I could do here in Japan. I hadn’t ridden a bike since I was a kid but noticed that here in Japan bikes are the way to get around.
People seem to enjoy cycling everywhere. Not being as strong as I was as a kid, I knew I’d best buy an electric bike. After looking at many shops and online I found a great electric bike on the crowdfunding website, INDIEGOGO and decided to support the campaign. My bike has six gears, disc brakes, shock absorbers, folds and has a carrying handle. It took about a year to get the bike but it was worth the wait!
Last September my bike finally arrived. I started cycling Japan by riding the bike around my town and was amazed at how much fun it is to ride a bike in Japan. Having the electric assist feature makes going up hills a breeze and I can travel over 70km on a single charge. Here in Japan I have noticed that they are putting in more bike lanes that allocate an area of the road specifically for bikes. Happy Cycling!
Al, Smith’s Okamoto.
The electric bike is really something. I have seen people moving uphill quite easily. Nice article. Jim @ Hashimoto