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Japan's Noto Peninsula by Bike

Starts: Tokyo, Japan
Finishes: Takayama, Japan

Visit: Tokyo, Takaoka, Wajima, Matsunami, Koda, Hirosakadori, Shirakawa-go, Takayama

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Moderate

Activity: Road Cycling

Overview

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A visit to Japan will be filled with contradictions to the senses, so prepared to experience a rich history that dates back centuries and see the latest modern trends in fashi electronics; visit beautiful forests, mountains and sea coasts as well as futuristic architecture and transportation; meet polite and candid locals as well as lovers of Hello Kitty and karaoke. Let the idiosyncrasies of Japan reveal themselves as our trip takes from crowded urban Tokyo to rustic Noto Peninsula in the Sea of Japan. We'll cycle along coastal roads where we will pass sand dunes, caves and fantastic rock formations, terraced rice paddies as well as ancient temples and shrines. After seeing the incredible blue green waters you might want to stop at a beach for a dip. For the shopper in you we'll stop at Wajima, famous for its lacquer ware and morning market that specializes in fish.

From Wajima we'll detour into the peninsula's interior to see Tokikuni Old House. As this is a long day of biking, 90 km, we'll head back to our magnificent inn where you can take in the views of the bay and relax. From Noto we'll ride around Notojima Island, where you'll have glimpses of snow-covered peaks of the Japanese Alps. We'll stay in Japanese-style lodging and experience an au thentic onsen, or hot spring, in one of Japan's more famous Onsen Towns. Our journey will then take us to Kanazawa - city of castles and three of Japan's major gardens. After exploring the samurai and geisha areas of the city we'll head to the UNESCO site of Shirakawago, an area known for three-storey, nail- free "clasped hands" thatched roof houses located at the base of Mount Hakusan. From there a visit to Takayama's old town will place you back in the Edo Period (1600-1868).

We'll end our trip in Kyoto, an easy place for Western visitors to amble around the Geisha District of Gion, Ryugen-in Temple, Japan's most famous Zen rock garden, Nijo Castle, or Kiyomizu Temple.

Highlights

    • See the 2,000-year-old Keta Taisha Shrine and Ganmon Caves
    • Admire the stunning rock formations inWajima
    • See the terraced rice fields of Senmaida
    • Climb to Shirakawago, a World Heritage site famous for its Gassho Zukuris

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 32610
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Moderate
Transport: Private
Guide Language: english

Starts: Tokyo, Japan
Finishes: Takayama, Japan
Duration: 9 days
Physical rating: Light

Includes

  • Jersey
  • Water bottle
  • Support vehicle
  • Guide(s)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Meals (as indicated)

Excludes

  • International/Domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • Bike Hire: US$165

Price

Price person (sharing double) $3,900 ($433/day)

Deposit:

20% per person for bookings made 60 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 60 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Japan Tokyo, Takaoka, Togi, Wajima, Noto, Notojima Island, Wakura, Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Takayama, Kyoto
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Road Cycling

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Linley and John T.  

We loved the trip. So stimulating ... great riding...

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Kelly O.  

This was my first cycling tour ever and it was a brilliant experience - best holiday of my life so far. Cycling is such a fantastic way to see a new country and having a guide to help you with the language, customs and food makes a big difference.

Tour Operator

SpiceRoads

SpiceRoads endeavors to offer high-quality, educational, and adventure-filled itineraries that highlight and focus on the diversity of landscapes found in Asia and its people. As a specialized "niche" bicycle tour operator since 2000, we provide the most authentic, unique and exciting adventures in Asia. 

The SpiceRoads family began back in the mid 1990s, when Hamish Keith was creating, operating and leading ground breaking cycle tours throughout Thailand and in emerging destinations such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar for well known companies such as Exodus Travels and World Expeditions and his own company the Wild Planet.

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