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Japan Bike Tour

The majestic worlds of Kyoto, Mt. Yoshino, and the Nara region

Tour Duration

7D / 6N

Trip Style

Signature, Classic Guided

Activity Level

3

Hotel Level

Explorer

Bikes

Trek Domane SL 5
Trek Electric-Assist FX+ 2 Stagger
Trek Electric-Assist FX+ 2

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Starting from

$8,599.00 per person

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Delve into the hidden world of Buddhist pilgrims, ancient temples, and the cultural Nara region on this awe-inspiring 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 likely goes to the bustling electricity of Tokyo or the solemn quiet of the rice paddies, but that's barely scratching the surface. We'll show you a completely different side of Japan, steeped in traditional arts, nature, and history, where the first Japanese Emperors established their capitals and where many of the country's oldest shrines, temples, tombs, stone monuments, and archaeological excavations can be found. In between, you'll enjoy the country's numerous natural hot springs for a truly traditional Japanese unwinding, and of course visit local markets for a deep dive into the undiscovered riches of Japanese cuisine. Sushi is only the beginning, as you'll taste matcha tea, sake, and fish prepared so fresh, you'll never want it any other way. Discover this world of contrast where modern sophistication meets ancient cultures and natural beauty.

Trip Wows
  • Bike through tea fields, visit magnificent temples and UNESCO World Heritage sites

  • Spend a night in a temple on the holiest mountain in Japan and experience a ritual morning meditation with Buddhist monks

  • Discover Nara, one of the oldest regions in Japan

  • Enjoy a traditional Japanese accommodation in an authentic Ryokan and rejuvenate in the soothing waters of an Onsen hot spring

  • Experience "Sado" or "the way of tea" in a private ceremony with a master of this classic Japanese art form

Koyasan temple

Temple in Koyasan

Koyasan

Visit this enchanting and marvelous place to escape for a moment from a hectic modern life. An overnight Japanese temple stay offers peace and tranquility, and the unique opportunity to experience life as the monks do — at a slower, contemplative pace.


What Guests are Saying
Group shot of guests with bike at a Japanese Temple

This trip far exceeded our expectations! Japan is the most incredible country that I have ever been to and there is no better way than to see it on a bike. The food was incredible and the accommodations were beyond what we imagined! If you have the opportunity to go, just do it!

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Devin, Trek Travel Guest

Traditional Japanese food

Japan is like no other destination. The food is incredible, every meal is like a piece of art. You'll never forget the zen ambiance of traditional ryokans, the magical atmosphere of the temples and smiling Japanese people who have an exceptional appreciation for their culture, food, and life itself. This journey will introduce you to a unique way of life and if you enjoy it as much as I did, you'll want to come back.

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Ilona, Trek Travel Trip Designer

Group having an ice cream and smiling

The experience on the Trek Travel tour was the best and the guides truly make this an amazing holiday. The history and culture of this country and these people is incredible.

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Bob, Trek Travel Guest

Riders in the town

From a cycling perspective, I thought the itinerary in its entirety was well considered and “built up” beautifully to the last day’s fabulous descent. Clever! Nice mix of challenging hills and descents. Great guidance by the three guides. Diego, Vincent and Zack were rock stars

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Jonathan, Trek Travel Guest


A couple of cyclists in colorful jerseys in front of terraced tea farms

Great Ride

Uji to Nara

Cycle through the remote countryside with its rolling hills and lush tea plantations that produce the famous matcha green tea.


Dates & Pricing

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