Hi guys. I'm taking my bike with me to Tokyo for a few months. I think I'm going to put it in a spare box from the LBS and have it FedEx'ed over before I leave. Once it gets there, I'm going to be traveling with it by train from time to time. I've heard people on the internets saying that a rinko bukuro (bike bag) is required for taking bikes on trains in Japan. I couldn't find anything on google when searching for りんこ袋. Anybody know what this is and where to get one?
Does it look anything like this?
Also, would such a bag be sturdy enough for international transit as well?
Performance has a bike bag that is pretty cheap and looks handy except you have to remove the bars. Seems more like an airplane-travel bag than a train-travel bag. How much bike disassembly do these rinko bags require to fit the bike?