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Japan By Bike

Japan's superb infrastructure, postcard-perfect scenery and renowned courtesy make it a paradise for cycle touring. In fact you could argue that Japan is the ultimate bike tour destination! Explore modern cities, marvel at cherry blossoms in spring or the amber hues of Autumn, and cruise by rural scenery from tea plantations to evergreen forests and Shinto temples. The best way to genuinely immerse yourself in the country’s distinctive culture and unique beauty is to discover it by bicycle. And after a fantastic day of cycling, rejuvenate with a soak in one of the many onsen hot springs. Explore some specially crafted active adventures in Japan below.

Three bikers on a road in Japan

Cycle the intriguing island of Shikoku which features gorgeous natural scenery and great cycling on well-made roads.

Japanese style breakfast

Japanese food is so fresh, healthy, and delicious it’s perfect to fuel your cycling!

Temple ceremony in Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is culturally unlike any other- check it out for yourself!

Japanese school children with foreign cyclists

Japan is an extremely cycling-friendly country, with great infrastructure and routes for bike riders.

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Japan Bike, Walk & Onsen

Bike, hike, and kayak your way from Fukuoka to Nagasaki, exploring the scenic wonders of Japan. From Fukuoka’s vibrant streets to Yufuin’s hot springs, embark on a journey that takes you through mountains, rivers, and historic towns.

Multi-Active Tours

8 days | 7 nights


4590 USD

Stunning Shikoku Bike Tour of Japan

Cycle through Japan: a land of ancient castles, Shinto Shrines, Buddhist monasteries and statues, where traditional cultures and etiquette overlap with futuristic modern wonders - The ultimate bike tour of Japan

Classic Tours

8 days | 7 nights


4625 USD

Japan E-bike Tour

Cycle tour Japan's beautiful Shikoku Island on a pedal-assisted e-bike tour, taking in diverse & scenic landscapes on quiet, bike-friendly Japanese roads

E-Bike Tours

7 days | 6 nights


4550 USD

Cycle Kyoto to the Coast - Self-guided

A thrilling, independent adventure exploring highlights of Japan on a self-guided bike tour. Trace through the roots of Japan's cultural heartland from ancient temples to forested roads, with many hidden gems to discover in between.

Self-Guided Tours

7 days | 6 nights


2995 USD

We make it easy and affordable to arrange private departures that fit your needs. Use our trip designer to start crafting your perfect tour.

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Connect with nature, people and reinvigorate your senses


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If you like windy and fresh ocean rides, with lots of kilometers of water and rocks and waves and stunning views; if you're fond of speedy road bike rides on excellent road surfaces; If you enjoy the look of aquamarine mountain rivers and brooks; if you love the challenges of climbing the exhausting hills which later fill you with pride of yourself that you just have made another achievement; if you find the small fishermen villages enchanting, if you find those temples and ashrams fascinating; if you feel like riding huge endless magnificent bridges and finally, in case you are a big fan of Japanese cuisine and simply can not have enough - that would be a great trip for you to make! I just did and I loved it!


Bike Touring Japan with Grasshopper Adventures

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Meet Our Team

Japan Experts

Grasshopper Adventures Japan Team

Team Japan started with Takuro San - a former pro cycling athlete and a one man army at the time of Grasshopper's humble beginnings in Japan. Since then, Takuro has been joined by Yoji, Reiko and Norman - forming a team like no other.


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