To remedy this problem, construction company Giken have come up with a solution which stores hundreds of bicycles underground using a system called Eco Cycle - a robot system which stores bicycles underground in a 11 meter deep well.
Check out the video below to see the underground bicycle parking systems in action. The video is a snippet from my TV show Culture Japan.
This is how the construction is done for those of you who are considering having one in your back yard which will take only 2 months to stick in place.
If this looks impressive then the one that stores cars should impress you more.
If you want to take a look at Eco Cycle in action, you need to first get off at Shinagawa station and head towards Kounanhoshi Park at the location on the map below.
Or copy paste the following into your mobile device maps app.
This payment unit is available for owners of the bicycle parking systems to charge passers-by for stowing their bicycle away.
For these ones in Shinagawa however, all folks need to have an account.
Folks who are considering to park their two wheeler here should call up the facilities first.