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Utility Bicycles in Japan

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Typical basket and child seat bicycle left in the street by the crosswalk

Utility cycling is a big thing in Japan. On the contrary it seems personal motorbike usage in Japan is a rare thing unlike in Indonesia and Vietnam. In Tokyo I’ve seen a few motorcycles for business purposes such as food delivery.

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Typical bicycle configuration for the cycling mama

What I have here are few snapshot collections of typical Japanese utility bicycles parked almost anywhere unless there’s a “no parking sign” indicated.

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Cycling postal guy

Related to this, I do have a post on the cycling Japanese using these typical utility bicycles.

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I like this trike

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Bicycle parked in front of house or business establishment

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Bicycle parked in garden park

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High tech bicycle parking area in an apartment building

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Paid bicycle parking area in Minami-senju train station

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Bicycles parked in front of a closed store

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Bicycle as personal transport

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Utility Cycling

Bicycle as means of transport in Japan.

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Cycling in pedestrian overpass

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Lots of senior citizens doing bicycle commuting

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Cycling men in suits are a common sight

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Cycling mama on the right

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Cycling lady in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture

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Students waiting for the pedestrian crosswalk green light

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Cycling with transparent umbrella

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