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.