Highlights of Japan
Hotel & Bike • 9 nights
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Minshuku/Ryokan guesthouses & hotels
A mix of 'minshuku' guesthouses and 'ryokan' hotels & inns. Hotels are comfortable and centrally located. Guesthouses are sometimes more basic with shared ohuro bathing facilities but add a lot of local flavour to the tour.
Minshuku are Japanese-style bed & breakfast accommodation. They are usually run by a family and offer visitors a good opportunity to meet a local family and experience a traditional Japanese lifestyle. Like in a ryokan guests stay in Japanese style rooms, sleep on a futon on tatami floor and have the opportunity to take a Japanese style bath.
Ryokan are unique to Japan and are an experience not to be missed. A ryokan is a Japanese-style inn. Maintaining the special, traditional atmosphere and appearance is more important than providing the latest modern convenience for the guests. A ryokan is for travellers who wish to experience traditional Japanese culture and enjoy the comforts of old-fashion Japanese hospitality and service. If you wish to see, taste, touch, and feel traditional Japanese culture then a night at a typical ryokan provides just this.
9 nights in Minshuku and Ryokan guesthouses & hotels
Full board and snacks
All visits and transfers
9 nights accommodation in Minshuku and Ryokan guesthouses & hotels
Board basis: Full Board with snacks (except arrival and departure day)
Tour leader in support van (if group is fewer than 8); Tour leader with group and driver in support van (min 8 in group)
Transfers and all visits during tour
GPS route information
International & domestic flights
Drinks with meals
Bike hire and extras
You are welcome to bring your own pedals, saddle, handlebar bag, helmet and waterbottles.
Hybrid Touring Bike
Friendly service with expert knowledge
Easy to book and pay online
Full financial protection
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.
Fly from Kagoshima (via Tokyo).
Generally in hilly areas, with numerous climbs, downhill stretches and longer daily distances. Moderate to challenging cycling is suitable for regular and experienced cyclists with a good level of fitness.
We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.
May is a good time to visit Japan, as the vegetation is lush and the weather is mild, but not yet hot and humid like the summer months.
We use a pool of hotels to maximise availability for you.