Bike Hidden Japan
Discover Japan in your most soul-stirring cycling holiday ever.
TRANS-TOHOKU Bike Tour
[12 days 11 nights]
Our Signature tour with many praises from our guests and recommendation from Japanese Ministry of the Environment.
The Tohoku region, the northernmost part of Japan’s main island, is known for its gorgeous natural environment, rich local history, and delicious agricultural produce. Experience a more traditional side of Japan and follow in the footsteps of famous Japanese "Haiku" poet Matsuo Basho and his journey along “The Narrow Road to the Deep North”.
Foodie’s Bike Tour NIKKO – NASU
[6 days 5 nights]
In this foodie's bike tour, you will go on an eating spree and experience a wide variety of great food that Japan has to offer. You will visit historic towns and stay at long-established hotels and ryokans (inns), which have been welcoming VIPs from inside and outside Japan for a long time, and also at accommodations that are committed to serving high quality meals.
KUMANO KODO Pilgrimage Bike & Hike
[7 days 6 nights]
In this tour, you will be biking and hiking on Japan's oldest ancient pilgrimage roads called "Kumano Kodo", in the south of Wakayama. Visit the Three Grand Shrines of Kumano, and will find yourself completely immersed in the beautiful nature of spectacular mountain ranges, massive and strange rocks, clear streams of water, and magnificent waterfalls.
Hidden NIKKO E-Bike Tour
[5 days 4 nights]
Four days riding over backroads in the Nikko area, Tochigi by E-Bikes (Electric Bikes) and Discover a "hidden side" of Nikko! – An amazing adventure exploring nature, culture and friendship through cycling!
Cycle around the vast Nikko area and enjoy the various beautiful sceneries of mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and gravel roads with unique cultural visits.
Mt. NASU Self-guided Bike Adventure
[1 day - 3 days or more]
Nasu is easily accessible from Tokyo by Shinkansen (70 minutes) and is the best biking area close to Tokyo.
Nasu’s natural environment offers us the ability to plan a wide range of inviting bike routes to match your preferences and stamina and to make the most of the seasons. Our plans include scenic hill climb rides, biking through vast rural areas, traveling in a ranch landscape along gentle hills, and gravel riding through forests that look unexplored.
Nasu Volcano Ride & Hike Tour
[2 days 1 night]
Easier and Relaxed combination of cycling and hiking for experiencing spectacular volcanic landscape, scenic downhill ride and delicious gourmet stops.
News & Report
Join our cycling tours that offer dynamic road trips, biking from one town to another, for 5+ days. Each tour is planned under an interesting theme. You will be biking less traveled areas and roads in various parts of Japan. You are sure to rediscover the heart of Japan in an epic ride experience. Of course, all tours are guided and under full support.
They are guided and fully supported tours designed to enjoy biking in areas around hotels and ryokan (inns) while indulging yourself with relaxing stays at luxurious resort hotels or onsen ryokans (Japanese style hot-spring inns). Suitable for family trips and people who love to enjoy cultural experiences more. Slower riding speed with shorter (30 – 60km) daily distance.
In these easy-to-get-going tours, you will rent a bike and a GPS navigation device with preinstalled recommended routes and enjoy riding while following the navigation. There will be no guide or support. You will be free from the hassle of riding in an unknown area while constantly checking a map in one hand. You can now bike like a local while savoring the air and landscape of the area.
These tours are recommended for those who want to enjoy biking the Japanese countryside at their own pace or those who can handle bike trouble.
Solo riders are welcome.
The tour route or length can be adjusted to the season, time, or your requests and biking skills.
One Day Tours
These are half-day to one-day guided cycling activities in Nasu that anyone can join. If it’s your first time to ride a sports bike, don’t worry. Our guide will teach you how to maneuver it. On the calendar select a date when a tour is on and sign up for it at least two days in advance.
We will prepare a special, chartered bike tour for your group by arranging the theme, area, schedule, route, and riding distance to your preferences.
Reviews from Our Guests
Ride Experience organise hiking, cycling and cultural experiences into the depths of Japan. Of course, you visit all the iconic places in Japan. But not only that, you get to see all those hidden away places only the Japanese would know about it.
I was lucky enough to join Mr Tetsuya Yamamoto on one of his Ride Experience tours into the depths of the Japanese countryside, taking in one of the most famous national parks in Japan together with some iconic cultural experiences along the way.
Each day was meticulously thought out, planned and put together – and the combination of cycling, hiking and cultural visits worked perfectly. Add to that a wonderful bunch of people and you have a magical and unforgettable tour!
(Check here for the whole report of the tour by Paul.)
We’d lived in Japan for over 5 years and, between us, cycled tens of thousands of kilometres across the country. Still, this trip had been something special. Tetsuya-san had shown us deep Japan. The sites, inns, nature and cycling routes you’d never find alone. We’d been treated to the finest Japanese cuisine and the most welcoming Japanese hospitality.
For me, the trip had begun as the kick I needed to get cycling again. But it was so much more than a bike ride. It was a gastronomical cultural journey through nature.
What a ride. What an experience!
(Check here for the whole report of the tour by Ben.)
A glimpse into traditional Japan while riding and hiking over backstreets through the rice fields and hills of Japan’s countryside. With stunning accommodation and food selections throughout the whole week, a perfect combination of cycling, hiking and cultural visits under the fall colors of October!
Every day was like no other, allowing us to experience Japan and it’s culture by exploring the outdoors; cycling, hiking and stopping for cultural highlights. The route was thoroughly planned and put together by Yamamoto-san and worked out perfectly even with some adjustments made due to two days of rain.
I can heartily recommend this tour to every bike enthusiast.
(Check here for the whole report of the tour by Barbara.)
This tour was an amazing combination of local culture, scenic cycling and seasonal hiking. It can be a challenge to organize a group experience that suits individual expectations. Personally, I don’t like to stop often when cycling although when Yamamotosan directed us to a hillside Zen temple with a 1,000 year history or we were following a local Miso merchant through his personal storehouse or visiting local pottery studios with tours from the Sensei and master I was reminded how good it feels to take the pace a bit slower.
(Click here (PDF file) for the whole report of the tour by Brad.)