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China to Japan and South Korea

I'm doing my round the world ride at the moment. I still have alot of time before this becomes relivent but i was wondering if the ferries from China to Japan and South Korea are able to take bikes?
What are the charges for doing this?
How easy is it to get a chinese registered bike into these countries?
I'm in Cambodia at the moment heading down to Singapore, then back up through loas back to Vietnam where i will sell my Vietnam bike in Hanoi. So should be in China end of May. Have to stop at a mates in Hong Kong, probably head over to Tawian and rent a bike there. Then back to China where i want to buy a bike to head north with.
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How easy is it to get a chinese registered bike into these countries?
There is ferry service between China/Korea and Japan.
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it will probably be impossible to get a bike into Japan unless China will issue a Carnet.
Even if you could get a Carnet, you couldn't ride legally because China is not party to the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic.
Same situation probably for Korea unless it has a specific treaty with China. I have heard of Germans not being able to ride in Korea as Germany is not part of the 1949 convention.
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I'm doing my round the world ride at the moment. I still have alot of time before this becomes relivent but i was wondering if the ferries from China to Japan and South Korea are able to take bikes?
What are the charges for doing this?
How easy is it to get a chinese registered bike into these countries?
I'm in Cambodia at the moment heading down to Singapore, then back up through loas back to Vietnam where i will sell my Vietnam bike in Hanoi. So should be in China end of May. Have to stop at a mates in Hong Kong, probably head over to Tawian and rent a bike there. Then back to China where i want to buy a bike to head north with.
Thankyou for any help you can give
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I tried it in 2008 Blair, but you can't put vehicles on those boats.

I ended up selling the Haobon 125 I bought in Qingzhou, in Shanghai, and flying to Busan where I picked up the bike I had shipped from Melbourne.

PM me if you wish to discuss further.
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There is ferry service between China/Korea and Japan.
We plan to be in Tianjing, China on July 2 and, with luck, ship 2 bikes (and ourselves) from there to Korea, before going on to Japan.

I have been given advice that this will be OK from our tour person in China but I need to ensure that will be the case.

Does anyone have information or experience with shipping from this port to Korea?

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