Although it may be hard to believe to anyone who has spent time in Japan, there are many rules and regulations surrounding cycling in Japan. While many of the rules are generally ignored by cyclists, at this time of the year as the weather is becoming warmer and more people are travelling by bicycle, the Traffic Police tend to be stricter about enforcing the rules. Therefore, at the very least it is a good idea to be aware of the laws about cycling in Japan. Japan Info Swap provides a helpful article Cycling in Japan – Know the Laws, which tells you all you need to know!
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