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Motorcycle insurance in Japan ! URGENT !

Hallo there, I am now in Vladivostok and take the ferry to Japan, (Fushiki) on Sunday. Does anyone know where to get insurance in Japan quick as possible ?
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Try this link from "chris in tokyo" or check out his posts.
Coming to Japan

He mentions that you can get insurance from any bike shop but this is probably for "local" bikes not "foreign".

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Iceland is on my list. see you there.
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There is a Red Baron motorcycle shop chain on highway 156, the main road from the port. About 10 km from the port. They have done it for other travelers in the past. Don't expect anyone to speak english though.
You want "jibaiseki-hoken" (manitory insurance).
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hi,
i got motorbike insurance for my english bike within a couple of days from a local bike shop just outside tokyo. it cost me just over 5000 yen for third party for a month. i would just find the nearest bike shop to where you are based and inquire there. it shouldnt be a problem.

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