Hokkaido




 

Shikoku




 
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Kyushu




 

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NORTH KYUSHU


A diagonal route southwest through the top half of Kyushu that includes a 25-km bikepath and ends up at the picturesque port city of Nagasaki.

ACROSS KYUSHU


A long but rewarding north-to-south trip across Japan's southernmost major isle, somehow managing to hit almost all of the island's best sights.

SHIMANAMI KAIDO


One of Japan's finest cycling routes, leading over a series of bridges and islands from Honshu all the way to Shikoku.

SHIKOKU: THREE ROUTES


Three routes on the smallest and arguably friendliest of Japan's main islands, both circling the coasts and going straight down the middle.

NORTH HOKKAIDO

Our first “real time” tour (and the subject of an NHK documentary in 2002) along a route straight up Hokkaido's western coast to Japan's northernmost point. with stories and photos uploaded daily.

HOKKAIDO


A long but very enjoyable route that heads north and then east in a huge arc designed to hit most of the major attractions of Hokkaido.

OKAYAMA (revised April 2017)

A ride through beautiful rural scenery along a route with four unique country-style inns designed to enable visitors to experience "the real Japan."

ROKKO


Short but sweet, and only a few kilometers from downtown Kobe, but goes from zero to nearly 1000m elevation.

KYOTO - NARA


Travel between Japan's two ancient capitals - almost entirely by bikepath!

KOYA-SAN


A wonderful three-day trip to the mountaintop Shingon Buddhist retreat - two days of cycling sandwiched around one day to see the sights.

LAKE BIWA


A two-day circuit around Japan's largest lake.

ECHIZEN


A long but very easy seacoast ride, showcasing great Japan Sea coastal scenery.

NOTO


Take a three-day trip around one of Japan's most scenic peninsulas - either solo or with hundreds of other cyclists in the annual "Tour du Noto!"

JAPAN ALPS


A route that includes one of the highest roads in Japan, offering spectacular scenery and numerous hot springs.

NORIKURA


The highest road in Japan (2700m elevation), with the spectacular alpine scenery you'd expect. Just bring along an extra pair of lungs...

SHIZUOKA


On-again, off-again bikepaths make this a troublesome but still rewarding way to travel along Japan's Pacific Coast from Shizuoka.to Lake Hamana and on (by ferry) to Ise.

TOHOKU


A four-day tour through the mountains and lakes of the northernmost part of Honshu

Southern Islands



 

OKINAWA


Cycle completely around the largest of the Ryukyu Islands, enjoying great beach and mountain scenery. Just avoid the poisonous habu snake as you guzzle "habu-zake"!

HOKKAIDO OKHOTSK


Straight up through the center of Hokkaido, passing through Furano and Biei, and then down along the Sea of Okhotsk to Shiretoko/Rausu.

HAKUBA


Cycle straight from the Japan Sea up into the middle of the Japan Alps - and return via Nagano or Matsumoto.

SADAMISAKI


Cycle this long, thin peninsula from western Shikoku almost (but not quite) all the way to Kyushu.


The “road less traveled” up Kyushu’s western coast from Kagoshima to Nagasaki — quiet seascapes and Japan’s “hidden Christian” history.