Lake Biwa, Kyoto and the Inland Sea

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  Tour Operator  Redleaf Tours Japan


 12 days (Bike: 6 days)

  350 km  (~58km per day)

Custom Bike & Hike Tour


 Some hills, On-road



Ride around Lake Biwa, explore Kyoto on foot and cycle Shimanami Kaido

This tour is customisable but a suggested itinerary includes the following:

2 days circumnavigating Japan's largest lake, Lake Biwa (150 km). This is on on quiet country or local roads, or a separated bike path along busier roads.

This is followed by 3 days on a guided walking tour in Kyoto with Akio's personal recommendations and/or the sights the group chooses to visit.

The final stage is a 4 day loop ride around the Inland sea - including the famous Shinamani Kaido Cycling Road, the Mecca of Japanese cycling. It stretches over seven suspension bridges which link beautiful islands sprinkling the Inland Sea of Japan. It links the island of Shikoku with the mainland of Honshu.


  • Hikone Castle
  • Hot springs baths and onsen
  • Traditional Ryokans (Japanese inns)
  • Kyoto's temples
  • Shinamani Kaido Cycling Road

Tour Information





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On request


  • Accommodation - hotels plus 2 nights in Ryokans
  • Dinners and Breakfasts
  • Transport in Japan,
  • Entry Fees to attractions,
  • Tour Escort Fee.


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance


  • Bike hire


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