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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Kagoshima: Hot Springs & Volcanoes

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5 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
265 Km
avg 66 Km
Guided

Nothing beats a steaming onsen bath after a day of cycling. And we are lucky: apart from being a cycling paradise, Kagoshima is onsen heaven. Of course these hot springs are often located near volcanoes, adding an exciting aspect to the tour. ...

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Kyushu Hot Springs Tour

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13 Day(s)
Moderate
864 Km
avg 72 Km
Guided

Our Kyushu Hot Springs Tour was created on the basis of Jalan’s Kyushu top 15 onsen. It combines the best of the best in biking & bathing, as onsen are often set in a splendid scenery. You’ll see: nothing beats a good soak a ...

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Land of Volcanoes

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7 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
410 Km
avg 68 Km
Guided

To the south the rugged mountains of the stunning Kirishima volcano chain. Smouldering Sakurajima looms over the port city of Kagoshima, at times showering the town with fine ash which the residents casually respond to with open umbrel ...

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Satsuma: Way of the Warrior

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6 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
400 Km
avg 67 Km
Guided

To prevent rebellion, the Shogun forbade the Shimazu’s to build castles. Instead, they invented the fumoto, fortified samurai neighbourhoods that were spread out all over the territory. The Shogun wasn’t done with Satsuma and when Ed ...

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Amakusa Island Hopping

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7 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
325 Km
avg 54 Km
Guided

This harmony reflects in the hospitality of island folk and their quiet villages, reflects in the rich tastes of terroir products and local cuisine.

No wonder Japan’s first Christians found a perfect hideaway on the islands of Am ...

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Izumi Crane Tour

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1 Day(s)
Easy
35 Km
Guided

You set out from your accommodations or from the train station around 9am and come back around 5pm. It is a 35km tour, leaving you ample opportunity for bird watching. Lunch, morning and afternoon snacks are included in the tour price. Optional ...

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Grazing Mount Aso Volcano

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6 Day(s)
Moderate
385 Km
avg 77 Km
Self-guided

A visit to Japan is pure indulgence for the senses, so come prepared to experience a rich history that dates back centuries and to soak up after a day of cycling in zenlike onsen spas; visit beautiful forests, mountains and sea coasts as well as futu ...

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Japan Highlights

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12 Day(s)
Moderate
612 Km
avg 68 Km
Guided

A visit to Japan is pure indulgence for the senses, so come prepared to experience a rich history that dates back centuries and to soak up after a day of cycling in zenlike onsen spas; visit beautiful forests, mountains and sea coasts as well as futu ...

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Cycling the Length of Japan - Cape Soya to Cape Sata

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31 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
2500 Km
avg 89 Km
Guided

A visit to Japan is pure indulgence for the senses, so come prepared to experience a rich history that dates back centuries and to soak up after a day of cycling in zenlike onsen spas; visit beautiful forests, mountains and sea coasts as well as futu ...

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Best of Hokkaido

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13 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
Guided

Hokkaido may be best known for the excellent snow conditions, but there are secrets that are revealed only in summer. The heavy snowfall in winter is what makes Hokkaido roads so wide and smooth, providing perfect conditions for road cycling. The roa ...

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Secrets of Hokkaido

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8 Day(s)
Moderate
Guided

Stunning coastlines, rolling mountain scenery, World Heritage National Parks and a rich cultural heritage that would fascinate the most discerning traveler. Team this with an exquisite cuisine, hot springs and onsens to soothe and soak in after a stu ...

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Noto Coastline and Japan Alps

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10 Day(s)
Moderate
Guided

The region offers a perfect opportunity for rural cycling and experiencing all the cultural attractions you expect of Japan, from heritage sites to kimono weaving! Almost the entire peninsula has been recently registered as agricultural heritage by U ...

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Fushimi inari shrine & Sanjusangen-do temple

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3.5 Hour(s)
Guided

The longest wooden building in the world at a length of 118 meters, Thousand standing statues of Kannon.Over 5000 vibrant orange torii gates. Enjoy a walk and shopping in the shrine Town. ...

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Kinkaku Arashiyama Golden Cycling Tour

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3.5 Hour(s)
Easy
Guided

It is a cycling tour which travel along the 'Kinukake no michi', which is a connecting road between Golden pavilion and Saga-Arashiyama. This cycling tour starts from the Golden pavilion, which is the most famous tourist spot, then to Ryoan t ...

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Back Street Tour

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3 Hour(s)
Easy
Guided

Pedaling along the backstreets and paths by the rivers , you can find many new things about Kyoto.This is Kyoto! Famous areas of sceneries, where you can easily meet Maiko on the street.Your heart will be refreshed by the path as it goes along a limp ...

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The Kyoto East /West

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8 Hour(s)
Easy
Guided

These are the golden traveling courses of Kyoto. All the most representative spots will be guided by KCTP in details. They are greatly recommended to the travelers who want to travel Kyoto efficiently. ...

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Yamanashi Fuji tour

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3 Day(s)
Guided

Our biking tours take you along the Fuji river, around the Kofu valley basin as well as Mt. Fuji World Heritage sites and Mount Fuji five lakes area, also called Fujigoko. Which include the lakes of Kawaguchiko, Yamanakako, Motosuko, Saiko, Shojiko . ...

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Kyoto & Inland Sea Islands

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11 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
Guided

Spring is an ideal time to visit Japan. The tour begins in Kyoto where we visit the Golden Pavilion and Nijo Castle, then bike along a river path to the ancient capital of Nara, famous for 8th century Todaiji Temple and the largest bronze Buddha in t ...

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Sky to Sea

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6 Day(s)

A challenging 6 day route that covers the best of Japanese road cycling. Taking the back roads through the Southern Alps we avoid the traffic but not the mountain passes of this truly beautiful area as we make our way to the beach on the edge of the ...

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Noto Peninsula

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3 Day(s)
Guided

A fantastic 3 day ride around the quiet roads of the Noto Peninsula, ride it all and it�s a good workout, let us shorten it for you and it�s a very relaxing 3 days of pedaling. It�s a perfect fit for those looking for a short cycling experience while ...

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