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Japan is an archipelago of 6,852 islands, of which four make up the majority of the country’s land area - Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku and Kyushu. Honshu, often called the mainland, is the largest and most populated, with over 80% of Japan’s 127 million people living here. Over 70% of the Japanese country is mountainous leading to the population being concentrated in large metropolitan areas - the other side being there is a lot of relatively sparsely populated coutryside..
The climate is generally temperate although the western side can get cold with lots of snow in winter – Japan has hosted two Winter Olympics. The country is earthquake prone and has 10% of the world’s active volcanoes, but a beneficial side effect is the plentiful supply of onsen or hot springs up and down the country.
Roads are excellent with a relatively new network – however the old or secondary roads are also very well maintained and ideally suited to cycling. A high population has also justified one of the world’s best railway networks, which also allows cyclists to avoid cities - highly recommended, unless that is what you are looking for!

Trans-Tohoku Bike Tour

10 Days Advanced - Challenging 1100 KmAVG 137 Km
Ride north from Tokyo across the Tohoku area to the northernmost part of Japan’s main island of ‘Honshu’. The Tohoku region, located in the northernmost part of Japan’s main island ‘Honshu’ , is known for its gorgeous natural environment, rich local history, and delicious agricultural produce ...
Verified by Ride Experience on 9 Jun 2017

Japan Epic

9 Days Advanced - Challenging 1101 KmAVG 157 Km
Cycle the Japanese countryside, mountains dominating most horizons, along rugged coastlines, past caldera lakes and smoking volcanoes. Then soothe your muscles in refreshing onsen (baths). Suitable for non-cycling partners too, thanks to the rail network. You're encouraged, if you don't want ...
Verified by Mad Dogs Adventure on 19 Feb 2017

Alps Route Japan

9 Days Advanced - Challenging
Japan. A country of history and traditions. A country of leading-edge technology and hypermodern civilization. A country of anime and manga. The allure of Japan is wide and varied. Come along on our journey to discover new facets of Japan. Cycling. ​7 EPIC STAGES: Alps Route Japan is a ...
Verified by RideJapan on 24 Apr 2017

Cycle Japan

14 Days Moderate
From world-class sushi to legendary geisha, enthralling Japan is the perfect country to see by bicycle and on our cycling adventure we see all sides of this fascinating country. Cycling means that everything is slower and up close in Japan which is the perfect way to interact with the locals ...
Verified by Intrepid Travel on 16 Feb 2017

Sapporo to Russia Challenge

7 Days Advanced - Challenging 675 KmAVG 168 Km
Cycle beautiful Hokkaido, with stunning mountains and rugged coast, before a ferry ride to nearby Sakhalin, Russia’s largest island. It's a proper wilderness where you'll push north! Exceptional challenge; proper adventure. Only available on request to groups of 10+.
Verified by Mad Dogs Adventure on 30 Nov 2016

The Hokkaido Half Mad Dog Challenge

7 Days Moderate
Set off from Hokkaido's capital of Sapporo, with Japan's northernmost point as the final goal - any further and it's Russia!Natural beauty, rugged isolation and wonderful wildlife characterise this brilliant insight into Japan's little-known extreme North.
Verified by Mad Dogs Adventure on 30 Nov 2016

Japan Cycling Tour

15 Days 940 KmAVG 104 Km
Ride out of Tokyo thru Route 246, Tamagawa Cycling Road. Once we arrive “Doshi michi” traffic and signals are minimum. A paradise for cyclists. Stay in a Japanese style inn. Enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji coming closer. (if the weather is fine). Passing thru the Fuji Five Lakes located at alt ...
Verified by Japan Holidays on 10 Oct 2015

Shimanami Cycling

4 Days 70 Km
Enjoy cycling on the 70km Shimanami Kaido (coastal road), Japan's first cross-channel road which connects Onomichi, Hiroshima and Imabari, Ehime. The Shimanami Kaido crosses over the Seto Inland Sea, going past 6 islands: Mukaishima island, Innoshima island, Ikuchijima island, Omishima island ...
Verified by Japan Holidays on 10 Oct 2015

Hida Satoyama

3.5 Hours
Enjoy the best of Hida in the most popular Satoyama cycling tour.Visitors will ride through a variety of settings including rice paddies, cattle farms, rivers, temples and local residential areas. Participants will have a chance to talk to the friendly locals, try local food, and experience the ...
Verified by Japan Holidays on 10 Oct 2015

Kashima to Hachinohe

8 Days Moderate 825 KmAVG 137 Km
How could you not want to ride 800kms in 6 days with 9000m of climbing in another country along such a significant route? The 2011 powerful tsunami waves reached up to 40.5m in Miyako and travelled up to 10kms inland in the Sendai area causing extensive loss of life and severe damage to north ...
Verified by Japan Holidays on 8 Oct 2015

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