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Corona Virus Travel Notice: We are reviewing each cycling tour 30 days out and will be in touch if cancellation/postponement is necessary based on the situation. Should you wish to cancel your 2020 road cycling trip in Japan, please let us know 30+ days before your tour’s start date and we will place a full credit on your account that may be applied to any 2021 or 2022 tour.

🌸 Hanami/Sakura Season
🍁 Fall Color Season
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Road cycling in Nagano
Japanese Alps Tour (5/5 Difficulty) 8 Days | 7 Nights

2020: all group tour dates postponed

2021: Jun 4-11 | Sep 18-25

Push your lungs and legs to their limits as we reach the most breathtaking views that Honshu (Japan’s main island) has to offer. Explore massive alpine lakes, incredible volcanoes, and historic onsen towns. These are Japan’s most challenging road cycling routes, packed into one epic week-long adventure.

Chuzenji Road Cycling in Japan

2020: all group tour dates postponed

2021: Apr 9-16 | Oct 22-29

This route is one of our staff favorites! A week of incredible road cycling adventures among the most breathtaking mountains, lakes, and shrines in Japan. Each day, we’ll experience traditional customs, epic routes, unbelievable meals, and spectacular views. Uncover surprising and beautiful gems, nestled deep in the Japanese countryside throughout this week-long tour.

Road cycling in Japan Setouchi
Shimanami Kaido SETOUCHI SEA Tour (2/5 Difficulty) 8 Days | 7 Nights

2020: all group tour dates postponed

2021: Mar 29-Apr 5 🌸 | Nov 24-Dec 1 🍁

Explore Japan’s incredible Shimanami Kaido, an internationally-known path that was built just for road cycling exploration. Then, go into the unknown as we explore hidden gems that tourists typically miss when they come to this part of Japan. At the end of the day, enjoy a freshly-made ryokan meal, relax at a seaside onsen, and watch the sun descend behind the mountains in the distance, an indescribably beautiful show of changing colors.

Japan rice field cycling
Tokyo Escape: A Zen Week Exploring Japan’s forest Roads (4/5 Difficulty) 8 Days | 7 Nights

2020: Nov 3-10 🍁

2021: May 9-16 | Nov 6-13 🍁

Just 1 hour by train from downtown Tokyo, there are endless hidden secrets waiting to be uncovered. Step out of the hectic city streets, and get ready to surround your senses with nature. From forest spirits to ancient myths, hidden temples to natural mineral hot spring onsen, this tour is as challenging as it is relaxing. Road cyclists who want to cover lots of distance (and elevation) while immersing in traditional culture of Japan, this is the perfect trip for you. Our Tokyo Escape Tour is our only guided trip based in a single location. This allows our riders to dive deep and get to know this incredible region. So drop your bags on Day 1 and get ready to ride.

Tour of Japan’s Valleys & Volcanoes (2/5 Difficulty) 7 Days | 6 Nights

2020: Nov 12-18 ⭐ 🍁

2021: Apr 18-24 🌸 | Nov 15-22 🍁

Immerse yourself in the incredible serenity of the Japanese countryside. Understand its revered and sacred customs. Enjoy incredible 20-course kaiseki feasts at our beautiful ryokans. Soak in the volcano-powered hot spring onsen baths. Surprises await around every single corner. Come along – we can’t wait for you to join us for an unforgettable adventure in Japan.

In spring, we’ll visit the best of Japan’s flower parks and natural flora. Explore the vast Tone Valley and the unique towns connected by beautiful bike paths. We’ll visit Japan’s largest display of wisteria, as well as fields of rhododendrons, roses, irises, and more. Chase the blooming flowers of Japan during hanami season while experiencing all the cultural traditions of the inaka.

Three Riders at Temple

SUMMER 2021 Olympic Experience

Bespoke Private Tours Only: please inquire for availability

Before the Olympics’ opening ceremony, we will take you on an epic road cycling adventure through the heartland of Japan. Come explore our favorite roads, where we often run into Olympic hopefuls. We will be sure to stop at our favorite sights, shrines, restaurants, and onsen hot-springs on this incredible cycling tour.

Guided Private Tours – Limited Dates Available (Inquire by email ASAP)

Self-Guided Private Tours – Available

Learn more about BTJ’s self-guided trips.

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