Fascinating Japan - In the Country of the Rising Sun
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Fascinating Japan - In the Country of the Rising Sun

from $9,620

Facts

Start / End
Tokyo / Hiroshima
Next Airport
Tokyo / Hiroshima
Tour duration
15 Days vacation, 13 Riding days
Accommodations
good typical hotels and motels, also simple inns
Route
mostly side and country roads with little traffic, as well as cycling paths, both paved and unpaved; a few single tracks and technically demanding sections
Further info
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MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS
8
Tour Grading

Highlights

TokyoTokyo
FujiFuji
Castle Himeji Castle Himeji
Matsumoto CastleMatsumoto Castle
Japanese AlpsJapanese Alps
Kenroku-enKenroku-en
KyotoKyoto
NaraNara
MiyajimaMiyajima
ShinkansenShinkansen
HiroshimaHiroshima

A cultural journey through the country of rising sun.

Japan, the ancient, mysterious, mystical empire, is the setting for this very special e-bike tour.

Our two-week adventure begins, not surprisingly, in Tokyo, the vibrant metropolis and capital of Japan. Here, modern and traditional culture meet like nowhere else. This metropolis of 30 million people is an experience in itself, but for us it is also the beginning of a very special journey, on which many things will be foreign to us and therefore all the more fascinating. Everywhere along our route we encounter old traditions of the Empire, travel through magnificent landscapes, marvel at enchanting gardens and experience the hospitality of the people who spoil us with unique culinary delights. Of course, we do not skip the holy mountain of the Japanese, Mount Fuji, and we also do not miss a ride on the famous Shinkansen Express. Thanks to our e-bikes we easily get in touch with people and are always close to the heartbeat of nature. While we are preserving our own heartbeats, thanks to the electric motor, we even conquer the Japanese Alps effortlessly, but still enjoy being pampered in one of the traditional hot springs called Onsen. After 14 days we conclude our journey through time in the historical metropolis Hiroshima and say goodbye to a fascinating country that will remain in our memories for a long time. Attention, Japan can be addictive!

Travel schedule

Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo
Welcome to Japan, the land of the rising sun. In the afternoon at 4 o'clock the tour guides welcome their group at the starting hotel in Tokyo.

Day 2: Tokyo
On the first day in Japan, we will take it easy and get used to the Japanese customs. What could be better than an extensive sightseeing tour of then metropolis of Tokyo on foot as well as by e-bike?

Day 3: Tokyo - Yamanaka Lake | Today is our first real day of riding. We first leave the metropolis of Tokyo by train and then switch to our e-bikes after a short train ride. Steadily we climb through the Fujihakoneizu National Park until we reach Hakone at Lake Ashi after a short time. With a little luck, we can already see the volcano Fuji on the horizon, at the foot of which we will spend the night.

Day 4: Yamanaka Lake - Matsumoto | Newly invigorated and with the volcano Fuji behind us, we set off for Matsumoto. Once there, we immerse ourselves for the first time in the fascinating world of the Japanese sword nobility. The superbly preserved Matsumoto Castle was the base for the Ogasawara clan during the 14th and 15th centuries and is a must-see for any visitor to Japan.

Day 5: Matsumoto - Toyama | Shinkansen - one of the fastest trains in the world will take us to the Sea of Japan. After the days in the Japanese Alps, the coastal scenery is a welcome change. Here we will switch back to our e-bikes and follow the coastline to Toyama, where we will visit on of the largest Buddha statues in Japan.

Day 6: Toyama - Kanazawa | A shorter riding day is on our schedule today, a little relief for our behinds. Fortunately we arrive early at our destination, Kanazawa. It is almost as scenic as Kyoto - we can use the afternoon to visit the famous Kenroku-en gardens dating back to the 17th century, or we can visit the beautiful historic part of the town.

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Prices

from $9,620
per rider in double room (2024)
Single room supplement
$1,910

Dates

202420252026
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