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Japan - Tandems illegal?

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Japan - Tandems illegal?

A few questions about riding tandems in Japan

Is it true it is illegal to ride a tandem bicycle in Japan?

I saw on the Internet it has been made legal in a few of the prefectures? Can anybody confirm this information, ie which prefectures it is legal?

Is this law enforced?

We were hoping to do a tandem tour of Japan, but we are worried about the legal implications say we were involved in an accident?

Any advice about this would be much appreciated

Thank you

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I'll try to check

Hello!
What a question! I'll have a loooot of fun trying to get an answer.
Give me a few days, If I forgot, you can email me.
Christophe.

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Tandems in Japan

Thank you Christophe

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It's a few years since I've

It's a few years since I've cycled in Japan, but the laws regarding tandem cycling are slowly changing. Here is link that may be of interest:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/05/11/national/tandem-bikes-now-street-legal-aichi/#.V0HnOL6YL-s

May I suggest contacting the Japan Cycling Navigator? http://www.japancycling.org/v2/

Best of luck.

-Paul

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Tandems n Japan

Thanks Paul I will look at the links you sent

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I imagine a world of

I imagine a world of difficulties with a tandem in Japan. Though some places may be better than others. Maybe Hokkaido would suit you.

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10 prefectures now

Hello.
I asked to a japanese collegue, and he found that now tandems are allowed in 10 prefectures:
Hyogo, Ehime, Hiroshima, Miyazaki, Saga, Nagano, Yamagata, Nigata, Gunma and Aichi.
I hope this will help you.
Christophe.

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10 prefectures

Thank you Christophe that's very helpful

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