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Cycling in Japan

 

Summary:

Cycle the land of the Samurai; temples, geishas and incredible Tokyo and Kyoto

Duration
14 Days
Cities
4
Next Departure
16-May-2021
Starting at
± USD 6,683.00
Price per day
± USD 477.00

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Operator
Exodus Travel
Tour
Cycling in Japan
Travel Style
Small Group Tour with More Flexibility
Group Size
6 - 16
Age Group
16 - 99 Years
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Summary

Cycle the land of the Samurai; temples, geishas and incredible Tokyo and Kyoto

Short Itinerary

Day 1.
Start Tokyo
Day 2.
Morning Orientation Walk And Free Afternoon To Exp...
Day 3.
Train To Kanazawa, The Gateway To The Noto Peninsu...
Day 4.
Cycle From Kanazawa To Togi, Along Rugged Coastlin...
Day 5.
Rewarding Coastal Ride To Wajima; Enjoy Scenic Oce...
Day 6.
Early Morning Optional Market Visit; Cycle To Suzu...
Day 7.
Final Ride Along The Noto Peninsula To The Popular...
Day 8.
Travel To Unesco Shirakawa-Go Village By Train And...
Day 9.
Challenging Ride To Hida Takayama, At The Foothill...
Day 10.
Cycle To The Castle Town Of Gujo Hachiman, Past Li...
Day 11.
Cycle Along The Nagara River To The Town Of Gifu
Day 12.
Travel To Kyoto By Train; Free Time For Sightseein...
Day 13.
Final Circular Ride In Kyoto Exploring The Pleasan...
Day 14.
End Kyoto

Visited cities (4): Kanazawa, Kyoto, Takayama, Tokyo

 

Details

There is no better way of experiencing the ever-changing landscapes of Japan than on two wheels, as we pedal from the rugged seascapes and wild beaches of the Noto Peninsula to picturesque farmlands and remote mountainous regions of Takayama and UNESCO Shirakawa-go, where we are able to get a close feel for the timeless rhythms and customs of the Japanese countryside. From temples, shrines and market visits, to hot springs and overnights in ryokans – traditional Japanese guesthouses – this trip offers excellent rural cycling without compromising on the cultural elements. No trip to Japan would be complete without a visit to Kyoto, Japan's age-old capital, with its peaceful Zen gardens and geisha districts and futuristic Tokyo: sprawling, inimitably busy and extraordinary.

Remarks

Highlights

  • * Cycle rural roads through peaceful Japanese countryside * Discover temples, zen gardens and geisha districts in Kyoto * Ride along the picturesque shores of the Noto Peninsula * Stay in authentic guesthouses and bathe in hot springs * Visit the UNESCO historic village of Shirakawa-go
  • Included in Price

    • All breakfasts and 5 dinners are included.Japanese cuisine is usually one of the main highlights of any trip to Japan. It is based on rice with miso soup and other dishes which are usually prepared with seasonal ingredients. Seafood is very common, and it usually comes grilled or deep fried. Sushi and sashimi aside, other staple dishes include Soba or Udon noodles, Sukiyaki (meat, fish and vegetables cooked in broth) and Yakiniku (grilled meat).The included dinners are usually taken at ryokans (traditional guesthouses) which will serve a /kaiseki/ style dinner, a multi-course meal including a dozen of tiny dishes prepared with locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. When food is not included, your leader will be able to recommend the best local eateries and arrange some group meals for a full immersion in Japan's varied and excellent cuisine. Please note that in Japan the availability of certain specialised products for restricted diets, e.g. gluten-free, strict vegetarian (no fish/seafood) or vegan is minimal or non-existent. The group meals arranged by the tour leader will be in traditional eateries where the choices of vegan dishes may be limited to simple salads or boiled rice, however in In Kyoto and Tokyo a number of vegan restaurants are available. You may also find it beneficial to bring some 'cycling snacks' with you from home if you have high energy bars or gels that you like to use during a ride. For those who wish to contribute a kitty is normally arranged and will be used to provide snacks and drinks during the rides.
    • * All breakfasts and 5 dinners * All accommodation  * All transport and listed activities * Flights from London (if booking incl. flights) * Group transfers (for group flights) * Local bike hire

    NOT included in price

  • * Travel insurance * Single accommodation (available on request for 7 nights only in Tokyo, Kanazawa, Wajima, Gifu and Kyoto) * Visas or vaccinations
  • Travel Package

    DescriptionComing from Going to
    Tour Tokyo Kyoto

    This is an Organised Group Tour: the itinerary has been predefined by the tour operator. The tour destinations, duration, accommodations, departure dates and the price are fix. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

        

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