Top-rated Bicycle Tours in Japan’s Countryside

Incredible culture, breathtaking landscapes, freshly-prepared food, natural hot springs, and the best roads in the world. Welcome to the Bike Tour Japan experience. While crowds of tourists flock to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka, we invite you to explore a different side of Japan that is off the beaten path.

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THE BIKE TOUR JAPAN EXPERIENCE

Building an unforgettable bicycle trip is all in the details. We strive to create an immersive journey to the best cycling regions in Japan, not just because they have been mentioned in blogs, but because they are home to incredible nature, history, roads, and culture. Join us where the locals love to explore, and experience ancient traditions, still preserved in secluded small towns. We believe that bicycle touring in Japan truly captures all the wonder, discovery, freedom, and cultural understanding that can only be gained through slow, intentional travel. Hop on the saddle for an unforgettable cycling experience with Bike Tour Japan.

These are a few ingredients you’ll find in our recipe for your Ride | Relax | Repeat experience:

Small Groups


Our max group size is 12 riders, which allows our road crew to fully cater to each guest’s needs and preferences. It also allows for our guests to share quality time with our amazing guides!

Expert Support


In addition to being your cheerleaders, road guides, bike mechanics, and drivers, your BTJ support team are also your cultural ambassadors. They will introduce you to Japan’s unique foods, traditions, culture, and locals for a truly intimate and immersive experience.

We might as well add “ninja” to the job description.

Local Hot Springs & Ryokans


Never been to a natural hot spring onsen before? Don’t worry–we’ll help you with all the pre- and post-soak rituals. This is the perfect way to relax after a ride, and we can’t wait to share this communal Japanese tradition with you.

While many other tour companies rely on restaurant and hotel chains for consistency, we prefer to visit local providers for their amazing services and unique flavors. Explore several millennia-worth of culinary history and enjoy incredible ryokan hospitality that you won’t find anywhere else on the planet.

Hidden Roads


Challenge yourself on our hand-picked routes that can’t be mapped on Google. We’ll take you to shrines, restaurants, and viewpoints that are definitely off-the-beaten-path!

PLan a PRIVATE tour for your group

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Bike Tour Japan: Testimonials

“We have been on many cycling tours around the world and we can honestly say that this has been far more outstanding than any other tour we have been on in the past. Our guide was, without question, one of the most helpful, professional & friendly people one could ever meet!”

M. Harriman | Bespoke Tour of the North Alps

The biking-ryokan-onsen combination is fantastic, loved it! Learned a lot more about Japan in this short trip than from other Japanese holidays. The planning and organisation were professional, your eloquence with the language was impressive, and our bikes were a joy to ride. Hope to come again on another ride with BTJ in future!”

M. Chin | Tour of the Setouchi Sea

“The support is great, the attention to detail is superb, and most of all, enthusiasm and joy comes through in every step.

S. Bengali | Bespoke Tour of the North Alps

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Guaranteed-To-Run Guided Bicycle Tours

These unique cycling adventures are confirmed to run and are currently accepting new riders! Explore all of our scheduled group adventures in our Japan Cycling Tour Portfolio.

Ride on the training grounds of Japan’s 2020 Olympic hopefuls. Draw inspiration from ancient traditions, incredible history, and remarkable nature. Focus on the riding and the climbing–there is plenty of it on this adventure! Enjoy the company and support of your fellow riders and BTJ road crew.

Get ready to test your body and spirit in the land of the rising sun.

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Tour of the North Alps (Apr 9-16, 2020) Difficulty: 3/5

You deserve a luxurious break, away from the busy city. Unwind in beautiful surroundings, natural and man-made. Treat yourself to freshly-prepared ryokan meals, made by the best chefs in Central Honshu. Enjoy the hospitality of a land where cyclists are respected and welcomed by locals. Roll into the North Alps of Japan: a world of tiny towns and massive mountains. The road cycling here is some of the best in Asia.

Come experience it with us!

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Tour of the Setouchi Sea (Dec 3-10, 2019 & Mar 31-Apr 7, 2020) Difficulty: 2/5

Relax in spectacular coastal onsens. Enjoy the world-famous Shimanami Kaido, an end-to-end bike path stretching across the islands of the Setouchi Sea. Then, explore the hidden and beautiful edges of this region, rarely visited by travelers. You’ll be expertly supported by our dedicated road crew: cultural ambassador, cheerleader, road guide, and mechanic, all rolled into one. We’ll ensure you get the best possible cycling and cultural experience on this unforgettable seaside escape.

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An Adventure for Every Cyclist

With incredibly considerate drivers, convenient services, and a well-connected network of roads, Japan is the optimal destination for riders embarking on their first tour to experienced cyclists. From the volcanoes of the North Alps to the vibrant coastlines of the Shimanami Kaido, you are sure to find a flavor of adventure that will delight every palate.

For those who wish to really delve into Japan’s ancient traditions and zen countryside, Bike Tour Japan is here to slide open the doors for you. Get ready to ride from rice fields and rural villages to lively towns and historical hot-spring onsens. On each of our trips, you will ride, relax, and get real insight into the traditional Japanese way of life.

Ready to join us? Check out our Tour Calendar.