Motorcycle Roads in Japan

"Japanese motorcycle roads have a lot to offer considering the vast mountainous areas, coastal roads, and lush forests that characterize much of Japan. Riders not familiar with riding on the left side of the road obviously need to be prepared for that difference and the fact that Japanese speed limits are modest compared to many American roads. For example, you'll find that speed limits are 80 - 100 km/h (~ 55 mph) on expressways, 40 km/h (~ 25 mph) in town/cities, 30 km/h (~ 18 mph) on side streets and 50 to 60 km/h (~ 35 mph) on other roads. "