A Tour of Tokyo's Newest Bicycle Lanes

New bicycle lanes are appearing all over Tokyo, and thats great even if the lanes aren't so great themselves! We cycled as many as we could and here are our observations.

Fitness isn't a goal, it's a side effect

If you or a friend are cycling to get fit and not enjoying it then cycle to the shops instead. Before you know it you'll be fit, car free and better off financially.

How to Turn Your Old Mountain Bike Into a Tidy Commuter

Need a new commuter bike? Maybe not, because with a few cheap and easy modifications you can convert your mountain bike into a lighter faster commuter bicycle. Here's how ...

Japan's National Bicycle Commuting Ban

Strict government regulations and inflexible insurance rules effectively force companies in Japan to ban their employees from cycling to work. It's time for a change.

Cycling at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

We're excited that Tokyo is hosting the 2020 Olympic Games! Read on to learn what we know of the cycling events and facilities planned for Tokyo.

Cycling My Fuji and Fuji's Five Lakes

Climbing Mt Fuji by bicycle is a ride you have to put on your bucket list. The Pro's do it every year at the Tour of Japan, but us mortals can do it anytime we like.

March 21, 2008

Tokyo by Bike

We've all seen images of public transport in Tokyo.

We've seen images of people packed so tight into rush hour trains that they're pressed flat against the glass, their faces all deformed and barely able to breathe. We've seen the white gloved platform attendants ensure that no train leaves the platform at less than 120% capacity. When you find yourself in one of those images for the first time its quite a laugh, when you find yourself in these images daily the comic value begins to fade.

I imagine sharing stories of your experiences on public transport in Japan would provide an endless stream of humorous content for a blog. Someone should get onto that idea because its not the topic of this blog, no our blog is all about cycling in Tokyo. Commuting, exploring, or just popping out to the supermarket on the trusty mama-chari, any topic is fare game.

With a bit of experience up my sleeve cycling in and around Tokyo I've learned the odd trick, avoided the odd accident, and seen the odd, occasionally extremely odd, thing or two. I'd like to use this blog to share some of those stories, tips and general observations with everyone, but what I am really hoping is that my writings will encourage others visiting or living in Tokyo, to get off the train and start exploring the vibrant city of Tokyo by bicycle.

You'll be surprised at what you'll discover when you travel around Tokyo by bike.