TOP-RATED CYCLING TOURS IN JAPAN’S COUNTRYSIDE
Incredible culture, breathtaking landscapes, freshly-prepared food, natural hot springs, high-quality bikes, and the best cycling 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 slow down and explore a different side of Japan that is off the beaten path.
“See Japan on wheels with
Bike Tour Japan.”
“Traverse the mountains
and bridges of the inland
sea with Bike Tour Japan”
TOP-RATED GROUP GUIDED ADVENTURES
A note about Japan's Borders (as of Sept 29, 2022):
Japan's borders are scheduled to open again on October 11!
This means visa-free entry to citizens from more than 60 countries. The Japanese Prime Minister has indicated that incoming visitors need to provide proof of triple vaccinations or a negative PCR result within 72 hours prior to flying, but the entry process will more or less return to how they were prior to covid.
Because of the unpredictability of Japan's borders over the past 2.5 years, guests who are booked on fall 2022 and spring 2023 tours have the flexibility to choose a tour option that works best for their schedules or to transfer deposits to a future tour.
Thank you for your flexibility during this adjustment period.
TOUR OF THE JAPANESE ALPS: DIFFICULTY 5/5
Recommended Tour Dates: 2023 Sep 23-30
Ride on the training grounds of Japan’s Olympic hopefuls. Draw inspiration from ancient traditions, incredible history, and remarkable nature. Get ready to test your body and spirit in the land of the rising sun.
LEARN MORE | Price from $5,750 USD | 1 Room Left!
TOUR OF THE NIKKO NORTH ALPS: DIFFICULTY 3/5
Recommended Tour Dates: 2023 May 12-19
Unwind in beautiful surroundings while enjoying all the best of Japanese hospitality. Treat yourself to freshly-prepared ryokan meals. Ride through a land where cyclists are respected and welcomed by locals. We invite you to join us as we dive into the North Alps of Japan: a world of tiny towns and massive mountains.
LEARN MORE | Price from $4,950 USD | 3 Rooms Left!
TOUR OF THE SETOUCHI SEA: DIFFICULTY 2/5
Recommended Tour Dates: 2023 Mar 21-28
Relax in spectacular coastal onsen baths. 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.
LEARN MORE | Price from $5,650 USD | 2 Rooms Left!
TOUR OF JAPAN’S VALLEYS & VOLCANOES: DIFFICULTY 2/5
Recommended Tour Dates: 2023 Apr 19-25
All of the beauty with a fraction of the climbing! Our Tour of Japan’s Valleys & Volcanoes will take you on a deep journey into the small towns carved by the Watarase River Valley. Uncover breathtaking mountains, tranquil rivers, beautiful valleys, and natural hot springs. Experience the spectacular and fleeting blooms, a hallmark of spring cycling in Japan.
LEARN MORE | Price from $4,350 USD | 2 Rooms Left!
PLANNING A PRIVATE TOUR FOR YOUR GROUP?
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!”
“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!”
“The support is great, the attention to detail is superb, and most of all, enthusiasm and joy comes through in every step.“
IT’S THE DETAILS
Building an unforgettable cycling adventure is all about 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
A few ingredients you’ll find in our recipe for your Ride | Relax | Repeat experience:
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.