In order to not repeat myself too much, below is a list of bike shops in Chitose City that periodically have old bike boxes lying around that they will be happy to give to cyclists. Generally, expect bike boxes that measure around 130cm in length, 80cm in height, and 30-40cm in width. Larger boxes are difficult to find in Chitose, so you may need to dismantle your bike a little more than usual
Cycle Shops in Chitose
- Nanba Cycles – This bike store always has a few bike boxes stored out back to give to cyclists who need them. Lovely owners! Location: https://goo.gl/maps/RHGthZSD97J2
- Update (2016/06/03): Nanba Cycles (https://goo.gl/maps/RHGthZSD97J2) is the only shop on this list that makes a point of holding onto a few boxes for the off-chance that departing cyclists might need them. I recommend visiting them first. All the rest of the shops generally dispose of the boxes pretty soon after getting them in.
- Cycle Base Asahi (large bike store) – http://bit.ly/1SnMqyZ
- Homac Fuji (large hardware/homeware store with bikes) – http://bit.ly/1VoNYyK
- Kyosei Bike Shop – http://bit.ly/1WgCyfr
- Sato Cycle – http://bit.ly/1T2yeLF
- Hori Cycles – http://bit.ly/1r3le1N
- Yamamoto Cycle Shop – http://bit.ly/1SxKkPk
- Minato Cycles – http://bit.ly/1U89F4Y
P.S., I wish that the featured image above was a bike store in Chitose. Alas, it is not. It is the drool-worthy Blue Lug Cycle Store in Tokyo.
NOTE: Just as an aside, if you’re looking for repairs or parts for a typical cycle touring bicycle, none of these bike shops in Chitose really cater to anything higher than low- to mid-range bicycles. Head to one of the following bike stores in Sapporo for higher-end/common touring bicycle parts and service.
Cycle Shops in Sapporo catering to cycle tourists
For bike shops in Sapporo that cater to cycle touring and bikepacking people, see our post here.
25 thoughts on “A List of Bicycle Shops in Chitose City”
I just ran across this very helpful blog. I am toying (very hard) with cycle touring Hokkaido for one month in Seltember this year. Can you tell me if the weather is good for that and what to expect in terms of greenery, flowers, fall colors? And can you recommend a circle route and start and end point? I am all ears!!
Meghan from Vancouver, Canada
September is good for fall colors up high in the Daisetsu Range etc. New Chitose Airport would be a good start/finish.
Hi, we would fly from Singapore to Sapporo with our bikes in bike boxes (we use Evoc and bike box Alan). Where would we best leave/store them while we tour Hokaido for 2 weeks?
Your best bet would be to book accommodation for the first and last nights of you trip, and leave the boxes with them (check with the accommodation first).
Hi where can i buy fixies
Last year, my wife and I followed the suggestion of Nanba on this blog and the lovely owners at this bike shop were extremely helpful. So, this is a plug for both Nanba and 14degrees!
Great to hear Steven!
Do you know a store that carry Burley Tariler products? Thank you.
We are planning to bike in Hokkaido in Mid-June for 1-2 weeks only, and plan to start riding at Chitose Airport. We are not taking our own bikes so do you have any idea that we can rent bikes from Chitose Airport and return at Airport or Sapporo ?
Do you know where we can hire a support van with bicycle mounts and a driver who can fix bikes for 5 days? Cheers.
Very informative n detailed. Appreciate the great effort.👍👍👍
Hi do you sell Brompton Folding Bicycle? Im looking for a Lagoon Blue M6R Model. I will be in Hokkaido sometime end of October 2017.
If you have kindly give me your best price, offers and I can buy from you and ride there.
Hey David, this is a bicycle-touring blog, not a bike shop…but, if you are after a Brompton in Sapporo, your best bet is the Shugakuso Outdoor store in Shiroishi Ward (location: https://goo.gl/maps/jQ7diMc6s6x). They have a bicycle section on the basement floor that has a huge selection of Bromptons.
Ah, by the way, the end of October is getting pretty cold in Hokkaido. By the beginning to middle of November, we usually have at least a couple of snowfalls (snow usually melts after a day). By the end of November, you may struggle on a Brompton if you’re still here in Hokkaido. Further south in Japan will be fine though!
I’m looking for a bike shop in Hokkaido that can service Campagnolo Record cassette. I think the cassette body is coming loose.
I’m guessing any decent shop could do it, but if there is one that is familiar with Campy that would probably be better. I will probably end up giving Sam’s Bikes a call. Or maybe there is somewhere I could rent an 11 speed record or dura ace wheel?
Thanks to anyone who has a suggestion!
Hey Sean, try Ono Cycles in Maruyama: https://goo.gl/maps/3JYwiutPYBK2 They are very knowledgeable.
Great information. Thank you. We arrive in Japan next week, visiting ehime. Then heading north probably by train and flying out of Sapporo early aug. Any hints on train travel.
Hey Vicky – late reply I know, but just in case anyone else is searching: https://www.14degrees.org/traveling-with-a-tern-folding-bike-on-the-train-in-japan/. My take on taking a bike on the train in Japan.
You are awesome! Thank you for such a great resource. We’re flying out from Sapporoin two days, and are starting our bike box hunt today.
Does anyone know a store that rents or sells bikes for a 5 ft 11 inch male? about 182 CM tall.
Try Spark Cycles in Sapporo City (https://www.sparkcycling.com/about).
Do you know where in Hokkaido can I buy brompton bicycle ?
Shugakuso in Shiroishi (on the basement floor) has a really good selection of Bromptons: https://goo.gl/maps/hapqtUVGUf42.