Most popular bicycle types used in Japan 2019

With over 64 percent, the most commonly used bicycle type among bike owners in Japan was the city-bicycle, according to a survey on bicycle usage conducted in 2019.
City-bikes, commonly known as mamachari (granny's bike) in Japan, refer to a large range of general utility bicycles, which are popular among housewives and students commuting to school or running daily errands.

Most common bicycle types in use in Japan as of August 2019

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Release date

September 2019



Survey time period

August 23 to 24, 2019

Number of respondents


Age group

20 to 69 years

Special properties

multiple answers were allowed

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

*Out of 1,000 survey participants, 55.3 percent of respondents, who stated to own a bicycle, were surveyed for this question.
Original question: "Please choose all the applicable bicycle types in your possession."

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