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!
・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 ...
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 backs ...
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 po ...
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 ...
This is the second route we created in 2009.The route show you northern west of central Tokyo and we want to show you the most popular tourist attraction, Sensoji temple in Asakusa.
・Nihomhashi bridge, historical area with famous shops and ...
This is the route we created as our first route when we started our bike tour in 2006.
The route show you the contrast between new and old Tokyo and it includes “must see” attractions in Tokyo, too.
・Cycling along beautif ...
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.
Trans-Tohoku Bike Tour
The Tohoku region, comprised of six prefectures 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.
Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage Bike & Hike
Bountiful nature ― sacred mountains, Japan’s tallest water fall, southern sea sparkling in blue, clear streams, and the naturally created art of rocks ― has been closely integrated into the culture of nature worship and faith in sacred land to ...
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 ...