Snow on my scooter
Originally uploaded by Jason In Japan.
Lots of people ask me about getting around in Japan - using public transport, buying a car, etc.
This is how I got around from October 2004 to August 2005. A scooter or moped - 50cc - and I loved it for the most part. Easy to use, to park - gas was cheap, insurance was cheap. But in bad weather, especially rain or snow - you got wet - and it sucked. So I traded up for a car in my 2nd year as an ALT, but I missed my scooter from time to time.