The Japanese word for bicycle is jitensha and bicycle lane is jitensha rēn. Find the Japanese translations for more bicycle-related words in the following section.
A Japanese slang word for bicycle.
|Bicycle air pump|
|Jitensha no kūki-ire||自転車の空気入れ|
A Japanese slang word meaning ‘mom’s bike’.
It is named so because it’s a type of
bicycle that has a basket for grocery items
or small children.
Interesting facts about bicycles in Japan
Bicycles are a very popular mode of transport throughout the countryside and in cities. As a matter of fact, Tokyo City is the most bicycle dense city in the world and almost 20% of all trips made within the city each day are made by bike.
And although convenient as a mode of transportation, owning and using a bicycle within city limits comes with responsibilities such as insurance, registration and also strict rules. Read more about these here.