Bike tours in Japan


Japan Bike Tours
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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!

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Mt. Fuji Explorer

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3 Day(s)
Various levels
200 Km
avg 67 Km
Self-guided

Mt. Fuji is an icon of Japan and a sacred site dating back thousands of years. Every year, both Japanese and international visitors to Japan flock to enjoy the majestic mountain, some to climb, some to draw, some to sample products produced from its ...

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Women Specific tour Japan

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7 Day(s)
Moderate
500 Km
Guided

Ride with us on this exclusive Women's Specific tour as we delve deep into the vibrant Japan culture and tackle some of the best, yet mostly undiscovered cycling in the world.

Women’s cycling has grown to to the point where w ...

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Cycle Kyoto to the Coast

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7 Day(s)
Moderate
256 Km
avg 51 Km
Self-guided

Grasshopper's first self-guided cycle tour of Japan! Kyoto is the historic home of Japanese culture and one of our favorite cities in which to tour by bicycle. Explore by bike the ancient capital, then ride through another heritage city Nara, a b ...

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Japan E-bike Tour

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7 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
382 Km
avg 55 Km
Guided

Bike riding in Japan just got much more accessible with the introduction of our exclusive e-bike tour! Japan is becoming known as a world-class cycling destination and the island of Shikoku is the brightest jewel in the crown, with e-bike touring rou ...

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Stunning Shikoku Bike Tour of Japan

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8 Day(s)
Moderate
371 Km
avg 53 Km
Guided

Shikoku, an island of quiet, winding roads, forested landscapes and dramatic seascapes - where Japanese culture and customs - past and present - coexist in a unique harmony. World-renowned for its 88 temple pilgrimage the island is fast emerging as o ...

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Wild Japan

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18 Day(s)
Moderate
1200 Km
avg 100 Km
Guided

After saying goodbye to Tokyo and it’s endless food possibilities, cultural bounty, and 24 hour buzz, we will transport people past the maddening traffic to Nikko, a UNESCO site, where you may visit the Toshogu Shrine, or walk to the Kanmangafu ...

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Land of the Rising Sun

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17 Day(s)
Moderate
840 Km
avg 76 Km
Guided

From Nagasaki we will cycle towards Mt. Aso, one of Japan’s active volcanoes, and our first chance of many to rest our tired legs in one of Japan’s famous “Onsen” hot springs. After which we’ll roll down the volcano towa ...

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Journey to the East

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46 Day(s)
Moderate
2685 Km
avg 93 Km
Guided

While Korea and Japan are close neighbors, their lands and cultures are completely their own, and cycling across these countries one after the other gives an opportunity to experience them both in all their contrasts, and surprising similarities. Bot ...

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Tohoku Onsen Hopping Autumn Tour

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10 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
590 Km
avg 74 Km
Guided

Every night you can be soaked in natural hot springs (onsen) after the ride and make your body refresh.
Around the time of the tour is when the leaves of trees turn red and yellow. You will enjoy these beautiful Autumn colors along the way.
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Foodie’s Bike Tour Nikko - Nasu

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10 Day(s)
Moderate
245 Km
avg 61 Km
Guided

Nikko has been a sacred land of Shugen-do (mountain asceticism) for ages and is also the place where Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder and the first “Shogun” of the Edo Shogunate, was laid to rest. As a result of these features, many “Sa ...

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Japan Bike Tour

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7 Day(s)
Moderate
187 Miles
avg 31 Miles
Guided

There are few cultures, countries and people as unique and magical as Japan's. Here, stark contrasts come together and create a majestic, disciplined and beautiful destination that's truly best seen from a bicycle. Your mind's eye most li ...

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Japan Bike Tour

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8 Day(s)
Various levels
254 Miles
avg 42 Miles
Guided

Japan's dramatic coast. Perfected over eons and just waiting to be discovered by bike. On scenic rides, explore the Noto Peninsula's "hidden shore," lined with fishing villages, terraced rice fields and rocky limestone formations. E ...

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Noto Peninsula Bike Tour

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8 Day(s)
Various levels
530 Km
avg 76 Km
Guided

The enigma of Japan will just begin to reveal itself to you in this dynamic combination of active and cultural experiences. You will begin in Kanazawa City, riding into the rustic region of the Noto Peninsula in the Sea of Japan. You will play on bea ...

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Hiroshima & Islands of the Seto Sea Bike Tour

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9 Day(s)
550 Km
avg 69 Km
Guided

Often referred to as road bikers' heaven, this route follows the Shimanami Kaido Bikeway from Onomichi, across the Seto islands to the beautiful Shikoku - the smallest and least populated of Japan's major islands. All linked with beautiful br ...

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Osaka Harbour Cycling Tour

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4 Hour(s)
40 Km
Guided

Osaka sights, authentic Osakan neighbourhoods and harbour views while hopping from island to island on Osaka's intricate river systems, anyone? Our Harbour Cycling tour goes beyond the city and at 40km it’s long enough to get a workout and ...

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Cycling in Japan

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14 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
560 Km
avg 62 Km
Guided

There is no better way of experiencing the ever-changing landscapes of Japan than on two wheels, as we pedal from the rugged seascapes and wild beaches of the Noto Peninsula to picturesque farmlands and remote mountainous regions of Takayama and UNES ...

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Discover Kyoto by Bicycle

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4 Hour(s)
Guided

Discover a different side to Kyoto on this half-day bicycle adventure of the city. Start at the cycling terminal near Kyoto Station and whizz through the hidden backstreets and winding alleyways of this atmospheric town. Listen to the knowledgeable t ...

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Hai Japan

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9 Day(s)
Moderate
520 Km
avg 74 Km
Guided

This tour treats you to the breathtaking beauty of coastal plains, mountainside woodland, volcanic lakes and cycling joy in between. An exquisite culture like no other, incredible food and safe, world class roads make for a cycling experience close t ...

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Shimanami Kaido Cycling Tour

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6 Day(s)
120 Km
avg 40 Km
Guided

On day one of the tour we will transfer from Haneda or Kansai International Airport to Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.  From there we move to what is said to be Japan’s oldest hot springs, Dogo Onsen.  We ...

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Shimanami Kaido, twice!

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5 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
157 Km
avg 52 Km
Guided

And that says it all in cycling paradise Japan. The ride is so delightful we ride it twice, once in each direction. ...

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