Pavements in Okazaki are often shared with cyclists. Usually there will be markings on the bitumen if a bicycle lane is designated. On streets too narrow for pavements, please walk on the right hand side of the road wherever possible (ie against the flow of traffic). As a general rule Japanese drivers are fairly bicycle/pedestrian conscious, however please be aware that because of traffic conditions and tight corners it is sometimes difficult for drivers to see you - so its a good idea to look over your shoulder before crossing a road. At night it is often a good idea to carry a small torch to make it easier for drivers to spot you.