5 Benefits Why You Need to Ride Bicycle in Japan

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How do you park your bicycle in your home country?
Do you ever care about how to park your bicycle?

or maybe should I say, Do you ever ride bicycle in your country?

In Malaysia, we ride bicycle, but very rare. (Who would want to let the biggg hottt sun kiss his skin ><) In many cases, we only have parking area for cars.

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Malaysia car park on the road

Car park everywhere in Malaysia

Malacca Jonker street roadside car park

Malacca Jonker street roadside car park

See, we have car parks everywhere on the roadside in Malaysia.

However, Japan is a country of bicycle!! From small kids to businessman with suit, to old man aged 80, everybody rides bicycle!! You can’t find roadside car parking in Japan, instead, roadside bicycle parking is everywhere.

bicycle roadside parking in Japan

In Japan, everybody rides bicycle!!

I remember the first time I saw people with suit riding bicycle, I felt so funny. lol In fact, nobody would judge your status just because you are riding bicycle. It is socially accepted in Japan society.

Business man rides

Business man rides

Mummy rides

Mummy rides

Bikini rides

Bikini rides

Even Kimono rides!

Even Kimono rides!

Now you got an idea how bicycle is important in Japan right? When we talk about accident in Malaysia, we think of car. But in Japan, it’s more likely to be a bicycle accident (suicide on trains rail line is usual too though lol).

 

Signboard about bicycle in Japan

Therefore, you can find many different kinds of signboards about bicycle in Japan. Such as

Every STOP signboard is likely to have an extra instruction that "Bicycle should stop too" under it.

Every STOP signboard is likely to have an extra instruction that “Bicycle should stop too” under it.

Be careful of rushing ut bicycles.

Be careful of rushing ut bicycles.

Cute signboard "Be careful of rushing out bicycles"

Cute signboard “Be careful of rushing out bicycles”

They even have research about bicycle accident and the static datas are open on some official website.

They even have research about bicycle accident and the static datas are open on some official website.

 

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For instance, don’t you wonder why Japanese people are mostly skinny? Riding bicycle has many benefits not only to our environment, but also health. Even the society economy.

Here are the benefits Japanese people get from riding bicycle:

1. Ecological – reduce the air and sound pollution
2. Healthy – good exercise to keep healthy body
3. Beauty care –  good exercise to build good body shape
4. Economic – promote local bicycle business 
5. Freedom – with bicycle you can access to anywhere more freely

Wow~ Riding bicycle has so many advantages!! What are you waiting for? Get a bicycle today and join Japan. lol

What about your country? Do you ride bicycle? or other vehicles? Share with us in comments. 🙂

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Shen Lim
A Chinese Malaysian, Blogger, Vlogger on YouTube, Tour Guide in Japan. He believes 1 day his videos can bring Japan and Malaysia together. マレーシア華人、ブロガー、YouTubeクリエイター、日本にいるツアーガイドです。いつか自分の動画は日本とマレーシアを繋げる架け橋になると信じています。 Read more ABOUT him.

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