Bike tours in Japan


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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Experience Japan Cycle Tour

13 Day(s)
970 km
avg 75 Km
Guided|Self-guided|Hosted

Gain a fascinating insight into Japan’s distinctive and dynamic culture on this 14-day bicycle journey through the Land of the Rising Sun.

Enjoy 13 nights accommodation in traditional guesthouses, Japanese inns and hotels touring t ...

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Cycling Okinawa

2 Day(s)
52 km
Guided

Experience the Hawaii of Japan, Okinawa!

See the beautiful island first-hand on this tailor-made cycling tour, accompanied by an experienced and enthusiastic local rider guide.

Start your trip at Naha and visit the ar ...

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Cycling outside Kyoto

6 Day(s)
183 km
avg 46 Km
Guided

Travel to a different world and experience the nature & culture of Japan outside Kyoto.

Experience the Japanese countryside just outside Kyoto city on a cycling tour accompanied by experienced and enthusiastic local guide.
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Japan Cycling Tour

15 Day(s)
940 km
avg 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 wea ...

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Hida Satoyama

3.5 Hour(s)
Guided

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 friend ...

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Kashima to Hachinohe

8 Day(s)
Moderate
825 km
avg 138 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 extens ...

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Samurai - Noto Peninsula & the Alps

11 Day(s)
Moderate
750 km
Guided

Our Samurai Tour slots perfectly into the Ride and Seek portfolio, as we explore the smallest of Japan's main islands, and immerse ourselves in its spectacular history, culture and landscape.

Our route follows ancient and meanderin ...

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Samurai - Shikoku Island

11 Day(s)
Moderate
750 km
Guided

Our Samurai Tour slots perfectly into the Ride and Seek portfolio, as we explore the smallest of Japan's main islands, and immerse ourselves in its spectacular history, culture and landscape.

Our route follows ancient and meanderin ...

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Samurai - The Epic

22 Day(s)
Moderate
1500 km
Guided

Our Samurai Tour slots perfectly into the Ride and Seek portfolio, as we explore the smallest of Japan's main islands, and immerse ourselves in its spectacular history, culture and landscape.

Our route follows ancient and meanderin ...

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Trans-Tohoku Bike Tour

12 Day(s)
Mod-Advanced
830 km
avg 83 Km
Guided

Experience a more traditional side of Japan in this 12 days bike trip along “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”.
Ride north throughout the Tohoku region from Nasu to Aomori, the northernmost part of Japan’s main island.
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