..I'm cycling from Fukuoka to Osaka next month and have a couple of questions around what to expect:
Do i need London style security on my bike (ie; super strength chains and D locks) or can i leave my bike unlocked or secured with a simple lock/chain to an static object. If i leave panniers on my bike am i likely to find them gone if i pop into a shop etc? I know there are people who steal stuff everywhere in the world and your never safe but whats the real likelihood in Japan? For example in London this would be HIGHLY likely!!
When i arrive in Fukuoka i need to catch the subway. Can i take a bicycle on the subway (it will be bagged)? When i think of the subway i think of London Underground where this sort of thing is not possible.
All help appreciated - i know its a long shot!