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Japan - Classic Japan - Fuji to Kyoto - Cycling Holiday

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12 to 23 April - Join is on this classic journey through Japan as we bike from Mt.Fuji to Kyoto. A cycling holiday not to be missed!

Holiday Highlights

  • Majestic Mt. Fuji and lovely Lake Kawaguchi
  • Exploring Nagahama and the awesome Hikone Castle
  • Shuzenji and its soothing hot baths after a day’s cycling
  • Bullet Trains and Bento boxes
  • Colourful Kyoto and Karaoke crooning
  • Peaceful pedalling and rural riding

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Departure for Japan    
2 Arrival in Japan - Tokyo e-bike tour - Sights of Shinjuku 10 Miles / 16 Kms  
3 Tokyo to Lake Kawaguchi 6 to 10 Miles / 10 to 16 Kms B D  
4 Lake Kawaguchi to Fujinomiya 41 Miles / 66 Kms B D  
5 Fujinomiya to Shuzenji 38 Miles / 60 Kms B D  
6 Shuzenji to Omihachiman - Non Riding Day   B  
7 Omihachiman to Nagahama 29 Miles / 47 Kms B D  
8 Nagahama to Sugaura 31 Miles / 50 Kms B D  
9 Sugaura to Katada 43 Miles / 70 Kms B D  
10 Katada to Kyoto 18 Miles / 29 Kms B  
11 Kyoto   B  
12 Kyoto - Osaka - Departure   B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Much more than just a cycling trip, this is an opportunity to really experience Japanese culture and meet people ready to share their wonderful cuisine and traditions.
 
Our tour starts with an e-bike exploration of Tokyo before we head to the stunning Fuji Five Lakes and Lake Kawaguchi. The iconic Mt Fuji providing a stunning back-drop to our rides.
 
Following time soaking in the onsens of Shuzenji we swap our bikes for the Bullet Train and connect to Omihachiman. From here we visit the impressive Hikone Castle as our cycling winds its way around the Lake Biwa taking in the delightful traditional villages along the way.
 
The final day’s ride sees us reaching Kyoto where you will experience the contrast of traditional and modern Japan. Here we visit temples with immaculate gardens and explore the back streets of this 1200 year old city.
 
Accommodation is of a high standard throughout and varies from modern hotels to comfortable and traditional minshuku and ryokan. There is nothing better than ending your riding day by soaking in a wonderfully relaxing onsen / bath which are often part of these accommodations.
 
Food plays an integral part of Japanese life so be prepared for some truly delicious cuisine along the way. For the adventurous there is a new food adventure around each and every corner.

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Holiday Summary

Duration:
12 days
Prices From:
£4,295
Estimated flight price
£650

Optional

Bike Hire
£200.00
Single Room Option:
£295.00
Single Room Option:
£295.00
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100.00
Insurance - WW ex N America 17 Day:
£100.00

Holiday Details

Place to place

10 nights hotel / Japanese guesthouses / Onsen hotels

10 Breakfasts and 6 evening meals provided

9 days biking

1 rest day / non-riding day

Guided and vehicle support

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Last Updated: 27/04/2018