Tokyo Escape - A Zen Week Exploring Japanese Forest Roads
2024 Tour Dates
Nov 2-9 8 rooms left
Level 4 out of 5
Daily Distance: 60-150km
Daily Elevation: 1,000-3,000m gain
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Standard Traditional Ryokan Hotel
Futon Japanese Bed
Public Hot-Spring Onsen Bath
Single Base Location
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Ikaho Onsen Town
+ $750 USD Single Supplement
+ $750 USD E-Bike Rental
THE ZEN EXPERIENCE
This tour is designed to show off the hidden backroads and traditional culture of Japan’s North Alps from one central location. Unpack your bags and set off on a week of adventures covering the amazing hills, mountains, lakes, and shrines of this region… all while building excellent base miles and conquering spectacular climbs!
Find true zen and serenity as you ride on car-free roads, hike to ancient temples in the forest, and enjoy the healing powers of the natural hot-spring onsen each day. You won’t believe that we are only an hour away by train from downtown Tokyo!
TAKE YOUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TRAINING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Your BTJ support team will be here to help you navigate and understand Japan’s traditions, from ryokans to kaiseki meals, from hot spring onsens to sacred temples. We can’t wait to share these unbelievable experiences with you.
Ready for this epic adventure? Please a provide a link to your strava/mapmyride/etc account or describe the most challenging ride you’ve completed in the past 3 months, including distance, elevation gain, and time. We request this information for all of our Level 4-5 tours to confirm that the trip will be a great fit for your current riding ability.
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A big welcome as we all meet at Ashikaga station! Get our wheels on the road quickly with a shakedown ride through the foothills of the North Alps in beautiful Satoyama (Japanese countryside). Take in the surrounding area with views of all of the climbs in store for the week to come. Enjoy a tasty lunch stop at Ashikaga’s temple. After, toss some lucky coins in the water, and make a wish for a safe and unforgettable week ahead. Then, we’ll ride back to the Ryokan to settle in for the night. A delicious dinner and a soak in the hot springs will get us ready for the big day tomorrow!
Stats: 32km & 400m gain
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Tokyo Escape Map
- Fully-serviced road bike or hybrid bike, with helmet and accessories. Please note there is an additional fee for an e-bike; please inquire in advance to reserve
- All accommodations and meals during your tour
- Snack and hydration stops on each day's ride
- Luggage delivery
- Support and gear vehicle
- Expert guides to show you the amazing experiences in the Japanese countryside