Cycling in Japan

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  • 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
  • Stay in authentic guesthouses and bathe in hot springs
  • Visit the UNESCO historic village of Shirakawa-go


Cycling in Japan

Day 1

Start Tokyo

Day 2

Morning orientation walk and free afternoon to explore Tokyo

Day 3

Train to Kanazawa, the gateway to the Noto Peninsula; afternoon cycle loop and sightseeing

Day 4

Cycle from Kanazawa to Togi, along rugged coastline and past fishing villages

Day 5

Rewarding coastal ride to Wajima; enjoy scenic ocean views and rock formations en route

Day 6

Early morning optional market visit; cycle to Suzu; enjoy coastal views and verdant rice paddies of Senmaida

Day 7

Final ride along the Noto Peninsula to the popular hot spring resort of Wakura Onsen

Day 8

Travel to UNESCO Shirakawa-go village by train and bus; overnight in a traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouse

Day 9

Challenging ride to Hida Takayama, at the foothills of the Japanese Alps

Day 10

Cycle to the castle town of Gujo Hachiman, past little villages, local shrines and paddy fields

Day 11

Cycle along the Nagara River to the town of Gifu

Day 12

Travel to Kyoto by train; free time for sightseeing

Day 13

Final circular ride in Kyoto exploring the pleasant district of Arashiyama and two seasonal temples

Day 14

End Kyoto


  • 13 nights hotels and ryokans (traditional Japanese guesthouses), some with shared facilities
  • 9 days cycling with partial vehicle support (limited seats)
  • 90% tarmac roads, 10% country lanes or gravel paths
  • Mainly undulating with a few steady climbs
  • Special cherry blossoms and autumn colours departures
  • Local bike hire included (e-bikes can be requested but are very limited and subject to availability)
  • E-bike hire available on request, supplement from £425, USD $595 or CAD $706
  • Countries visited: Japan


  • 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

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