Cycle the land of the Samurai; temples, geishas and incredible Tokyo and Kyoto
There are many ways to appreciate the intriguing combination of rural and modern Japan. This adventure offers cycling as your mode of adventuring.
Explore the rugged seascapes and wild beach of Japan’s Noto Peninsula by bike. Enjoy the picturesque farmlands and the remoteness of Takayama and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go. You’ll get a close feel for the timeless rhythms and customs of Japanese rural life.
Over nine days of cycling, you’ll average 60 kilometres each day. There is partial vehicle support throughout the trip and it’s a great challenge for novices as most of the roads are surfaced with a few section of dirt and gravel roads. The hills undulate throughout with a few steady climbs at the end.
You’ll begin in Tokyo with some sightseeing and orientation. Take a train to Kanazawa to begin the cycling as you make your way along the coastline through lovely fishing villages. The coastal views continue all the way to the hot springs resort of Wakura Onsen. The ride gets more challenging as you approach the Japanese Alps. You’ll end up in Kyoto with more time for relaxing and sightseeing.
If this is your first time to Japan you’ll appreciate the combination of the history and serenity of Kyoto with the modern and extraordinary Tokyo.
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Why you'll love this adventure
- Cycle rural roads through peaceful Japanese countryside
- Discover temples, zen gardens and geisha districts in Kyoto
- Ride along the picturesque shores of the Noto Peninsula
17 March 2024
30 March 2024
24 March 2024
6 April 2024
7 April 2024
20 April 2024
26 May 2024
8 June 2024
6 October 2024
19 October 2024
13 October 2024
26 October 2024
20 October 2024
2 November 2024
3 November 2024
16 November 2024
Please make an enquiry and we'll send you the full itinerary for each day including meals, activities, travel and accommodation.
- All breakfasts and 5 dinners
- All accommodation
- All transport and listed activities
- Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
- Group transfers (for group flights)
- Local bike hire
All breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.
Japanese cuisine is usually one of the main highlights of any trip to Japan. It is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes which are usually prepared with seasonal ingredients. Seafood is very common, and it usually comes grilled or deep fried. Sushi and sashimi aside, other staple dishes include Soba or Udon noodles, Sukiyaki (meat, fish and vegetables cooked in broth) and Yakiniku (grilled meat).The included dinners are usually taken at ryokans (traditional guesthouses) which will serve a /kaiseki/ style dinner, a multi-course meal including a dozen of tiny dishes prepared with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients.
When food is not included, your leader will be able to recommend the best local eateries and arrange some group meals for a full immersion in Japan’s varied and excellent cuisine.
This adventure can also be booked with UK return flights by the operator – to get prices, dates and availability for the flight option please complete an enquiry form today and mention your flight interest in the message section. Thanks!
If you’re looking for a company with experience you can’t beat these guys. This operator started life in February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.
For the company, and people who work for them “it’s all about adventure” which is what they were founded on and what they are still about today. Their trips take place all around the world where they help travelers to delve into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to a country’ unique identity.
We love that their groups and guides travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise the impact, to ensure that every holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.
Cycling in Japan
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