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!
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 re ...
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 beautiful S ...
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 ...
Cycle Rural Japan
Ancient coastal journey through the serene San-in region, legendary birthplace of Japan. ...
Escape the City Tour - Osaka to Minoh
The tour is for intermediate to advanced cyclists however beginners are also welcome. The main goal of the tour is to discover the amazing nature and cycling routes that are easily accessible from Osaka city.
The route takes in a varie ...
Alps Route Japan
Japan. A country of history and traditions. A country of leading-edge technology and hypermodern civilization. A country of anime and manga. The allure of Japan is wide and varied. Come along on our journey to discover new facets of Japan. Cycling.
From world-class sushi to legendary geisha, enthralling Japan is the perfect country to see by bicycle and on our cycling adventure we see all sides of this fascinating country.
Cycling means that everything is slower and up close in J ...
Cherry Blossom Hot Springs Tour
A visit to Japan is pure indulgence to the senses, even more so during cherry blossom season. Ride along scenic sea coasts, rushing rivers, rustling bamboo forests and majestic mountains as well as futuristic architecture and transportation. Sample d ...
Undiscovered Japan - The Heart of Hokkaido
Much more than just a cycling holiday in Japan, this is an opportunity to experience the unique Ainu culture of Hokkaido and meet people ready to share their wonderful cuisine and traditions.
Join us as we enjoy the peace and tranquility of Ja ...
Tohoku Onsen Hopping Autumn Tour
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.
Foodie’s Bike Tour Nikko - Nasu
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 ...
Japan Bike Tour
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 ...
Japan Bike Tour
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 ...
Noto Peninsula Bike Tour
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 ...