UPDATE – Use this letter to request a bike box (PDF file): When cycle tourists enter or leave Hokkaido, they will often fly in or out of New Chitose Airport (Sapporo Airport). This means that many a cycle tourist finds themselves needing a bike box in Chitose City in […]

A list of bicycle shops in Chitose City (Hokkaido, Japan)

In Japan, traveling on the train with a bicycle is both a blessing and a curse. These are the pros and cons, as I see them. Pros You don’t pay extra for taking a bike on the train in Japan. Even on the mighty shinkansen bullet trains. Nada. You can take […]

Traveling with a bike on the train in Japan