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Cycle Japan

Cycle Japan
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From world-class sushi to legendary geisha, enthralling Japan is the perfect country to see by bicycle and on our cycling adventure we see all sides of this fascinating country. Cycling means that everything is slower and up close in Japan which is the perfect way to interact with the locals as well as savour the unique culture of the land of the Rising Sun. From the frenetic chaos of Tokyo to cultural Kyoto and the beauty of the serene Noto Peninsula countryside this cycling adventure has it all.

Itinerary

Day 1: Osaka

Konnichiwa! Welcome to Osaka. This adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm today. You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting. Please check with hotel reception or look at the reception noticeboard for where and when the meeting will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. Notes: If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel in time for the meeting, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). After meet the group at the welcome meeting, head out on an evening orientation walk and the chance to sample different street food along the way. Eat and drink on the street in warmer months and chat to boisterous

Day 2: Kyoto

We rise early and cycle from Osaka to Kyoto (approx. 45kms) Our first ride treats us to some amazing scenery, from the heaving industrial areas to quiet pockets of calm, while getting the hang of cycling in Japan. A highlight of today’s ride is a cycle through the renowned Osaka Castle Park. Opened in 1931 and covering over 100 hectares, Osaka Castle Park is a peaceful oasis in the middle of this bustling city, adorned with cherry trees and the beautifully colourful leaves of autumn and a beautiful place to ride a bike. We will also ride past by the magnificently restored Osaka Castle. Surrounded by wide moats and imposing stone walls (some 12kms long and 20m high), the castle is one of Japan's most famous landmarks. The ride today will be gentle, with only slight elevation on the roads as we head from our ryokan along dedicated bicycle paths and small paved roads besides the meandering Yodogawa and Katsuragawa rivers. Leaving Osaka behind we cycle into the heart of Kyoto itsel

Day 3: Kyoto

The ride today takes the group west from our ryokan to the Katsura River, then north along a dedicated cycling path past traditional houses and community gardens to the ancient imperial resort of Arashiyama. Stop off for a coffee break in Arashiyama, well-known for its gorgeous bamboo forests. After a caffeine hit and a chance to soak up the peaceful atmosphere, ride on to Tenryuji Temple and Ryoanji Temple, with its famous white Zen rock garden. Pause here to contemplate the sound of one hand clapping and then move on to contemplate some lunch. Afterwards, cycle east across the north end of Kyoto and then turn south once we reach the Kamo River. Enjoy a gentle downhill riverside cycle back to our inn. The ride today will be gentle, with only slight elevation on the roads as we head into Arashiyama. We start with a 5 kilometre ride on a main road, then follow dedicated bicycle paths and secondary roads for the rest of the day. On arrival back into Kyoto, take an evening orientati

Day 4: Nara

Ride from Kyoto to Nara to see the Giant Buddha housed in the largest wooden structure on the planet. The cycling route takes the group on a dedicated riverside cycling path from the old capital of Kyoto to the even older capital of Nara. This city is well-known for its Todaiji Temple and its cute, free-roaming wild deer. Head south along the river for most of the day, passing more community gardens, parks, and an ancient wooden footbridge. This morning we’ll stop for tea and snacks at Nagarebashi Bridge, a 356 metre wooden bridge that is over 100 years old and one of the longest wooden bridges in Japan. This particular bridge is a popular film location for samurai dramas — the popular TV series “Hissatsu” (Assasins) was filmed here. Return by train to Kyoto where we stay tonight. Riding distance: approx. 65km, mostly flat with approx. 200m of elevation gain.
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Day 5: Kanazawa

Enjoy some more UNESCO World-Heritage sites in Kyoto – such as its various gardens, temples, and shrines – or jump back on the bike for some self-guided discovery of this great old city before the train ride to Kanazawa. This city in central Japan is known for its well-preserved Edo Period districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. On arrival, get to know the streets on a walking tour and learn more of the history of this important city. Ask your leader for some great local restaurant options. Riding distance: None
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Day 6: Kanazawa

It's a fairly relaxing day today as you buckle up for a leisurely bike ride across the city seeing the best it has to offer. Ride past the famous gardens, including leafy Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s greatest gardens, and the old Geisha and Samurai districts. A beautiful place to enjoy by bike. Riding distance: Approx. 10-15 kms, mostly flat with approx. 80-150m of elevation gain
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Day 7-10: Noto Peninsula


Day 11: Tokyo

No trip to Japan is complete without experiencing the country's legendary train system. Swap your bike for a train and see it for yourself with a train journey to Tokyo. Watch the scenic landscape fly by and remember to keep an eye out for Mt Fuji – frequently shrouded in cloud but often still visible. On arrival into Japan's electric capital, hit the streets for a night time orientation walk and enjoy a skyscraper view over the city. Explore both the contemporary centre of town as well as the old streets, and feel the hum of modern life in this famous city. Riding distance: None
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Day 12: Tokyo

Get an even better feel for the different areas of the city as we cycle some of the great paths along the city’s river and coastline waterways. There's modern and old surprises waiting at each turn along the way – a real treat for those who appreciate ancient and modern architecture. Riding distance: approx. 40km, mostly flat with approx. 250m of elevation gain.
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Day 13: Tokyo

Enjoy a short but brilliant ride through the city, checking out many of the famous parks, gardens and sites using the same local paths Tokyoites use to cut through the city. Tokyo is our proverbial oyster as we sample food in Ginza, eat with locals at the famous Fish Market, and check out the latest at the Sony building before an evening eating, walking and drinking our way across with city with our knowledgeable guide. Riding distance: approx. 25km, mostly flat with approx. 250m of elevation gain.
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Day 14: Tokyo

Sadly it's time to say farewell to this great Japanese adventure. There are no activities planned for the day and you’re able to depart the hotel at any time. Check out time is 12pm. If you are departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel. If you have time why not check out the amazing Urban Adventures on offer in this eclectic city such as ‘Japan’s Cultural Curiosities’ - www.urbanadventures.com/tokyo-tour-Japan-s-Cultural-Curiosities Riding distance: none
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