Cycling and Sightseeing Tour - 14 days

Japanese Highlights and Cycling

The journey starts in Tokyo; the seat of the Japanese government since the Edo Period (1603 to 1868). On the second day of your trip, a Private Local Guide will show you around the largest city in the world. Tokyo is a vibrant metropolis overflowing with many fascinating sights, sounds, and experiences for you to enjoy. During your trip, you may wish to visit some of the different neighborhoods like Akihabara, Shinjuku, Ginza, Harajuku, Shibuya and the like. You will then head to Kanazawa by Shinkansen Bullet Train. The Kanazawa presents historical attractions such as restored samurai residences and geisha districts, as well as modern museums. Kanazawa's most popular attraction is Kenrokuen, one of Japan's "three best landscape gardens" and by many considered the most beautiful one. The next day, after breakfast you will take a bus to Takayama via Shirakawa-go to see a well-preserved merchant street and morning market. Then you will travel to Gero Onsen where you will stay at a Hot Spring Ryokan. Your ryokan will serve you a traditional kaiseki dinner and you will relax in their hot spring baths. Once you are completely relaxed you will head to Osaka known as the kitchen of Japan and it's friendly people. To discover Japan more in-depth we invite you for a bicycle ride from the center of Osaka to Minoo. The samurai capital was in Edo but the imperial capital remained in Kyoto, your next destination. Here you will explore the streets where the emperor and other aristocrats played and worshiped. For your second day in Kyoto, a Private Local Guide will pick you up at your hotel and show you the best sites in Kyoto. Then you will take a day trip to Nara which was the first capital of Japan. Next, you will ride bicycles around Lake Biwa near Kyoto to discover this rural area at your own pace. You will then head back to Tokyo to prepare for your flight home.

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As with all of our Custom tours, changes can be made to this tour.
We will keep perfecting your itinerary until you’re completely happy and ready to book

Custom tour
Open - Custom Tour
13 nights, 14 days
Minimum of 2 guests
Breakfasts: 13
Dinner: 1
Airport pick-up and Orientation in Tokyo on Day 1
Private Local Guide in Tokyo on Day 2
Private Local Guide in Kyoto on Day 10
For other days you will have detailed materials as well as support from our experts in Japan will be available for this independent tour. No tour leader is supplied.
- Private Local Guide in Tokyo for one day
- Kanazawa and Kenrokuen Garden
- Staying at a Hot Spring Ryokan in Gero
- Cycling from Osaka to Minoo
- Private Local Guide in Kyoto for one day
- Day Trip to Nara and Great Buddha
- Cycling around Lake Biwa.
Age restrictions: Everyone younger than 20 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Why Rediscover Tours?

Japan Experts
Rediscover Tours is “People and Culture”
Slow-paced and In-depth
Varied Japanese-style Accommodations
Varied Japanese Cuisine
Rediscover Tours offers visitors a rare chance to truly get to know the Japanese people and to intimately experience the Japanese culture.