Bike tours in Japan
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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!
Experience Japan Cycle Tour
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 ...
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 areas of Chatan, Yomitan, Ishikawa, Kin and Ginoza. Take b ...
Cycling outside Kyoto
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.
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 ...
Land of the Rising Sun
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 ...
Journey to the East
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 ...
Samurai – Honshu & Shikoku Island
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 ...
Formerly known as the Ryukyu Kingdom, Okinawa was a flourishing land, trading with many East and South-east Asian countries, resulting in a culture with unique food, drinks, textiles and architecture that is quite different to mainland Japan.
・Visiting major Japanese modern and contemporary architectural spots scattered around Tokyo in 6 hours
・Walking along the Omotesando street showcasing contemporary architectures
・Lunch at the Japanese restaurant at Omote ...
Time Travel to Good Old Tokyo
The end of 2017, we created this route for those who have joined our tour a few times already! The tour visit northern west part of central Tokyo.
・Sugamo, local shopping street, very popular among senior people with young heart
Riverside and Tokyo Local Life
We created this route in 2017 for those who want to stay away from busy touristy area and want to see more local areas.
・Many dedicated cycling road along the rivers and canals (Arakawa Cycling Road)
・Kameido Tenmangu Shrine
Tokyo Hills and Backstreets
In 2015, we made this route especially for our repeat guests. Visit less touristy places and designe the route with some steep but short hills as an accent. Also lots of charming backstreets.
・Hills to challenge
・Local and cozy backstree ...
Fukagawa – Deep Tokyo
The first half day tour route we made for family with small children or people who visit Tokyo only for short time. This route goes to less busy area at the east of Sumida river.
・Kiyosumi Garden, a traditional Japanese style garden with pond ...
This is the third route we made in 2011 after the Great East Japan Earthquake. We would like to cover west part of central Tokyo.The main attraction is the biggest Shinto shrine in Tokyo, Meiji Shrine.
・Form the area developed in Edo period t ...