The One about Getting Oil, Battery or Tire Changes in Tokyo

In Japan, for those who have their own vehicles, all have to deal with the same things that we do in the United States and around the world.  And that is automobile maintenance. And often, many people moving to Tokyo wonder where they can take their cars for an oil change.  For the most part, the primary places are Bridgestone and Autobacs. For the most part, if they sell tires […]

The One about Ishizuka Cycle Bicycle Service in Suginami

It was a rainy day in Suginami, a special ward in western Tokyo. My goal while visiting the area was to visit Ishizuka Cycle Bicycle Service, one of the few long standing family-owned bicycle shops in Japan. And it was great to meet with Hiroyasu Ishizuka, the son of the founder of Ishizuka Cycle, which was opened in the 1940’s. But part of what I enjoyed the most about visiting […]