JAPAN CITY HOPPING
Join us in Japan for a multi-city adventure by bicycle, foot and train. Each region of Japan has special charm. On this adventure we will begin by exploring Tokyo. From the new capital, Tokyo, we head to the old capital, Kyoto, home to 17 World Heritage sites. From our base in Kyoto we will explore the area by both bicycle and on foot. From Kyoto we will head to Kobe for a meal you will never forget. After Kobe we will head to Hiroshima and one of the three most scenic spots in Japan. We will also be cycling on the The Shimanami Kaido. This is a beautiful 70 kilometer bicycle path over a number bridges connecting Honshu to Shikoku. To make this trip even better we recommend coming along during either Sakura (Cherry Blossom) or Koyo (Autumn Color) seasons.
Day 1 - Tokyo After meeting at our hotel in central Tokyo we will set out on a short ride around a couple of the great parks in the city. Stopping at a local brewery to have a beer. Your first time in Tokyo can seem like sensory overload, we will be there to help take it all in. We will have dinner at a local Izakaya near our hotel.
Day 2 - Tokyo Explore the city. Today we will explore Tokyo and the many sites and sounds of the city. We will be doing a mix of cycling and walking today. If you are a morning person you can join us at the Tsukiji Fish Market for the best sushi breakfast you have ever had.
Day 3 - Kyoto Today we will take the Bullet train to Kyoto. We will be visiting the World Heritage sites, gardens and temples of this amazing city. After dropping our bags at our hotel we will cycle to the Arashiyama district and enjoy the zen gardens and bamboo forests. Before heading off to dinner in the Gion district, home to most of Japan's remaining Geisha. we will visit the Golden Pavilion.
Day 4 - Kyoto A rest day from our bikes but not for our legs as we will hike and explore the Fushimi Inari Shrine and the over 1000 tori gates that line the path. After that we will explore some of Kyotos smaller neighborhoods and districts in search of food and sake.
Day 5 - Kyoto Today we will ride and walk along the Philospher's Walk before heading over to Kiyomizudera.
Day 6 - Kobe/Osaka We will venture through Osaka on our way to Kobe and visit the section of Osaka home to Shimano and the old Japanese bicycle industry. After a ride about we will head onto Kobe and enjoy a dinner of Kobe Beef and laugh with the orignal Beer & Bike Crew from Japan.
Day 7 - Shimanami Kaido We will transfer early and cycle on the Shimanami Kaido, a 60 kilometer long toll road that connects Japan's main island of Honshu to the island of Shikoku, passing over six small islands in the Seto Inland Sea. The Shimanami Kaido is the only one traversable by foot or bicycle.
Day 8 - Hiroshima We will spend the day exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima island.
Day 9 - Hiroshima After Breakfast we will head to Osaka and
All lodging during the adventure.
Beer tasting and tours at select breweries
Entrance fees and admission when applicable
Beer & Bike water bottle
Cue sheets, GPS and guided directions for each days adventure.
14 day JR Rail Pass
Bilingual guides to help you along the way.
Price Does Not Include
Transportation to and from the adventure.
Pre and post tour accommodations.
Our guides and field staff are around before and after each tour.
If you would like to stay with us give a call and we are happy to help you sort it out.
Must have valid visa and the willingness to explore.
Tours available upon request
Adventure price: $5000 per person