Discover Japan's rural idyll on a cycling tour
Off the beaten track | Sports & activities
Making your way just outside Takayama, this is an opportunity to head deeper into rural Japan while engaging with a key part of modern Japanese culture – cycling. With the picturesque Hida Mountain Range as a backdrop, your personal English speaking guide will take you on a three and a half hour ride through rice paddies and past rural villages. Along the way, you’ll call into natural springs, an orchard, a local temple and traditional minka wooden farmhouses as you’re introduced to the local residents and their slower pace of life, a foil to the country’s city energy. You might also have the chance to interact with a few of the locals with your guide acting as translator. There are a few steady inclines but, don’t worry, shortcuts are available.
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Experience the best Japan has to offer on this 16-day tour, meandering through the modern hi-tech, natural beauty, and the ancient and traditional. Start your tour off in one of the most modern, efficient and largest cities in the world - Tokyo.
Step out of Japan's capital and explore an alpine world of shrines and samurai frozen in time. Board the mighty bullet train, sleep in timber ryokan inns, stay in hot onsen springs and more on this tailor-made journey.
– Save up to £135 pp
Book by: 29 March 2018
Get a taste of all that this spectacular multi-faceted country has to offer, with private tours of Tokyo, traditional ryokan stays, trips on Japan's 200mph bullet train and visits to world famous temples.
Any element of this extension can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
On-the-day excursion from £88
Group: from £88 pp
Private: from £145 pp
Includes: private English speaking guide & cycle hire
Operates: April to December
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