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Japan Bespoke Biking

Japan, Asia

Contact provider for price 8 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Butterfield & Robinson 12 people max
  • Tokyo, japan
  • Active & Adventure trips
Modern Japan is sensory overload—a full-on hurly-burly of neon and rampant urbanization. Ancient Japan is more our speed—verdant rice paddies, quiet villages, serene Buddhist shrines and Shinto temples, tradition by the ton. You have to search to find it, and search we did; our coastal rides through the rural Japan of old take us to kimono makers, lacquerware artisans, bonsai tenders and fetching ryokan guesthouses. Our meals are authentic, our experiences timeless. And, after a long day of divine riding, our hot-spring onsen baths are well-earned. B&R takes a subtle approach to fitting in—shower before and after you bathe, bring business cards everywhere, address people according to age. We stand out, but only for our great understanding.

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Japan, Asia

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.


Day 1 Step off the plane and onto your bike to immediately begin exploring the picturesque and tranquil Noto Peninsula

Day 2 Dive head-first into local culture with a visit to a bustling market, a kimono maker’s workshop and the Soji-ji Temple, a Buddhist shrine

Day 3 Experience a festive suki-yaki party, complete with a delicious dinner of nogo-gyu

Day 4 Enjoy a day of stellar riding on beautiful Noto Island and exploration in Kanazawa

Day 5 Be educated by a master of the Japanese tea ceremony in a private tea house

Day 6 Immerse yourself in a relaxing onsen bath after a blissful morning ride

Day 7 Explore the museums and ultra-modern architecture of Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital

Day 8 Breakfast and sayonara in Kyoto

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