Heartland Japan Cycle Tour

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  Tour Operator  Japan Holidays


 14 days (Bike: 13 days)

  970 km  (~75km per day)


 Big climbs, On-road



Gain a fascinating insight into Japan’s distinctive and dynamic culture on this 14-day bicycle journey through the Land of the Rising Sun

Enjoy 13 nights accommodation in traditional guesthouses, Japanese inns and hotels touring through the heartland of Japan.

Ride with experienced resident cyclists, a journey to be treasured for life.

This journey of 1000 kms travels from Japan’s past-Imperial capital, Kyoto, home of the Geisha, north to the Japan Sea, through rustic fishing villages, to savor the freshest and tastiest sashimi and crab in the world, around one of Japan’s most beautiful peninsulas , and then back south, through more UNESCO, World- Heritage-listed sights, Edo-period outposts and ancient mountain hamlets lost in time, to finish at Japan’s oldest remaining samurai castle, in Matsumoto.

The ride will average around 90 kms per day with some challenging climbs, fully supported by a bus following the group, allowing participants a break – if they need it.

Visits to heritage sites, sacred shrines and temples as well as folk museums and other points of interest known often only to the locals, sets this ride apart from others.


  • Spectacular mountain and countryside views of Japan (approx. 1000 km cycling distance)
  • Use of high-quality road bikes, accompanied by 2 English-speaking guides and support bus.
  • Stop along the way and learn about the history and regional information from a skilled, local guide.

Tour Information





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Elevation Gain

  14970 m


  • Japan Holidays Staff to Escort Tour
  • Arrival & Departure Transfers (shared)
  • 13 night’s accommodation (3-4star hotel & ryokan mix) & dinner, breakfast
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners with drinks included.
  • Highly experienced guided rides (2 guides minimum)
  • Support vehicle with spares, mechanical support & hydration.
  • Luggage transfers during cycling section of tour
  • Bike bag transfers during cycling tour
  • Off-bike experience itinerary
  • Sector Train Tickets Tokyo to Kanazawa
  • Sector Train Tickets Kyoto to Tokyo


  • International Airfares


  • Bike rental available (road/hybrid/e-bike)


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