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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Hiroshima & Islands of the Seto Sea Bike Tour

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9 Day(s)
550 Km
avg 69 Km
Guided

Often referred to as road bikers' heaven, this route follows the Shimanami Kaido Bikeway from Onomichi, across the Seto islands to the beautiful Shikoku - the smallest and least populated of Japan's major islands. All linked with beautiful br ...

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Osaka Harbour Cycling Tour

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4 Hour(s)
40 Km
Guided

Osaka sights, authentic Osakan neighbourhoods and harbour views while hopping from island to island on Osaka's intricate river systems, anyone? Our Harbour Cycling tour goes beyond the city and at 40km it’s long enough to get a workout and ...

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Cycling in Japan

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14 Day(s)
Mod/Advanced
560 Km
avg 62 Km
Guided

There is no better way of experiencing the ever-changing landscapes of Japan than on two wheels, as we pedal from the rugged seascapes and wild beaches of the Noto Peninsula to picturesque farmlands and remote mountainous regions of Takayama and UNES ...

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Discover Kyoto by Bicycle

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4 Hour(s)
Guided

Discover a different side to Kyoto on this half-day bicycle adventure of the city. Start at the cycling terminal near Kyoto Station and whizz through the hidden backstreets and winding alleyways of this atmospheric town. Listen to the knowledgeable t ...

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Hai Japan

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9 Day(s)
Moderate
520 Km
avg 74 Km
Guided

This tour treats you to the breathtaking beauty of coastal plains, mountainside woodland, volcanic lakes and cycling joy in between. An exquisite culture like no other, incredible food and safe, world class roads make for a cycling experience close t ...

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Shimanami Kaido Cycling Tour

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6 Day(s)
120 Km
avg 40 Km
Guided

On day one of the tour we will transfer from Haneda or Kansai International Airport to Matsuyama City in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku.  From there we move to what is said to be Japan’s oldest hot springs, Dogo Onsen.  We ...

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Shimanami Kaido, twice!

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5 Day(s)
Easy/Moderate
157 Km
avg 52 Km
Guided

Nothing beats a ride on the Shimanami Kaido cycling road. And that says it all in cycling paradise Japan. The ride is so delightful we ride it twice, once in each direction. ...

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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

Apart from being a cycling paradise, Kyushu is a genuine hot spring (onsen) paradise. 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 on ...

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Land of Volcanoes

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

In a country balancing on five tectonic plates, Kyushu is the region where the earth’s activity surfaces. To the south the rugged mountains of the stunning Kirishima volcano chain. Smouldering Sakurajima looms over the port city ...

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Satsuma: Way of the Warrior

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

In samurai heydays, the Satsuma domain was the power base of the Shimazu clan, a strong opponent of the Shogun far away in Edo/Tokyo. To prevent rebellion, the Shogun forbade the Shimazu’s to build castles. Instead, they invented the fumot ...

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Amakusa Island Hopping

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

Japan’s frenzied pace is slowing down on the islands to a healing harmony with sea and seasons. This harmony reflects in the hospitality of island folk and their quiet villages, reflects in the rich tastes of terroir products and local cuisine. ...

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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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