In Japan, every bicycle must be registered to the police(“Bouhan touroku” (anti-crime registration)). “Bouhan touroku” is meant to help recover stolen bicycles. When you buy a bicycle, no matter if it is new or recycled, you are required to register the bicycle at the shop.
If you give your bicycle, you have to cancel your bicycle’s Bouhan touroku at bicycle shop that handles registrations.

◆Buy◆Necessary items for the “Bouhan touroku” procedure

  • Residence card
  • Registration fee ¥600

◆Give away a bicycle◆Transfer of ownership certificate and Cancellation of anti-crime registration procedure

Transfer of ownership certificate download is here. (Japanese only)

≪Owner≫ Fill out the ”譲渡人” (Transferee) section of the "Transfer of ownership certificate" and go to bicycle shop to have your bicycle's security registration cancelled.
Bring your ID card (Passport or Residence card) and "Security Registration Card (Owner's Copy)", in Japanese "防犯登録カード(所有者控え)".
Hand the completed "Transfer of ownership certificate" and "Security Registration Cancellation Certificate" to the person to whom the bicycle is transferred.

≪The one who is given≫ After the owner has been processed, fill in the "Transferee (new owner)" section, in Japanese "譲受人(新しい所有者)” of its "Transfer of ownership certificate".
Bring the bicycle, ID card (Passport or Residence card), new registration fee, and a completed "Bicycle Transfer Certificate" to a bicycle shop. In addition, you will also receive the "Security Registration Cancellation Certificate" from the owner and submit it as well.

Traffic Safety Guidelines for Pedestrians and Cyclists (National Police Agency)
Traffic Safety Leaflet(Chiba Pref.)

You are required to obtain a parking permission sticker and put it on your bicycle if you want to park your bicycle on campus.

Nishi-Chiba campus

If you commute to Nishi-Chiba campus by bicycle, you are required to purchase an on-campus parking permit sticker at the CO-OP counter in the Life Center next to the library. The permit sticker costs 800 yen.
The B area (designated parking area) below is only for students of Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, and Center for Environmental Remote Sensing (CEReS): students who belong to other faculties, graduate schools or centers are not allowed to park in the B area.
Bicycles parked without the appropriate permit sticker will be locked and towed away.


Inohana campus and Matsudo campuses

For the permission on Inohana campus, ask for the free sticker at the faculty/graduate school office you belong to.

Matsudo campuses

For the permission on Matsudo campus, ask for the free sticker at the faculty/graduate school office you belong to

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