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    Folder in Tokyo?

    Hi there,

    I'll be in Minato-ku of Tokyo on business middle of this month. Business will for sure be boring, but I'll have my Bromtpon foldie with me this time, so am very excited about it.

    I am wondering if there are other BF'ers in Tokyo who wouldn't mind sharing with me the places to take my folders? Any must-do's?

    I was thinking of taking my folder out after 11 or 12 at night when there're not much traffic, and I have a raging case of jet-lag, and just tour Tokyo? Or is that bad? Maybe riding to a bar? Thanks.

    Jack

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    Ride wherever you want/all over Tokyo! Definitely the best way to explore this city. If you are riding at night, make sure you have a front white/rear red blinkie so there will be a less chance of getting hassled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by westokyo View Post
    Ride wherever you want/all over Tokyo! Definitely the best way to explore this city. If you are riding at night, make sure you have a front white/rear red blinkie so there will be a less chance of getting hassled.
    Sorry, can you elaborate? Who's the hassler(s) and is it because I have no correct lighting? Thanks.

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    Sorry for not being specific. Hassled = by the police. Since there are a lot of bicycles in Japan, the police are sometimes on street corners at night and pulling over bicycles to check the registration sticker to see if it is stolen or not. Most bicycles are registered so it is easier for the police to check in the case of theft. Less likely to get pulled over if you are complying with the law by having front and rear blinkies at night. So...blinkies = less chance of getting pulled over by the police when riding at night. Hope this makes sense.

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    Awesome! Thanks much for the clarification. I won't have registration in Japan, naturally, but I'll be sure to have my passport with me in case I run into any issues. Now I gotta go get some blinkies! Mo' shoppin'! :-)

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    Jacktripper,

    Being in possession of your passport does not assure that the bicycle you were using were not stolen, and being a foreigner...

    If I wanted to be on the safe side, I would register the bicycle myself. This procedure is quick and painless. It costs 500 yen. Valid for ten years. You can do it in any bicycle shop.

    Just my two cents,

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