Bicycle Touring, bikepacking or backpacking in Japan
Where to go, what to see and how to
travel Japan off-the-beaten-path, by bike or not
This article is the second part of our Rough Guide for budget travel in Japan. Check the first part about hints, hacks, and tricks to make your dream trip to Japan become true.
Here we’ll tell you our bicycle trip itinerary, since it was almost hundred percent wonderful we decided to suggest to our fellow travelers.
This was for us a two months journey, we ride it all, bicycle touring Japan at a slow pace. It can be done way faster with any other kind of transportation.
Links in the articles bring you to the full travel journal post about each destination in Japan. Unfortunately, some of those are still only in Italian so use your translator.
Click on the track to get the elevation profile, you can also use the search tool to find a specific location and display the GPX track of reference.
Kyushu was probably the highlight of our bicycle trip in Japan, there wasn’t a single day without saying “mamma mia che posto incredibile!” (“oh my mother, what an incredible place”). We planned a tour to see the most active volcanoes and the best part of the coastline. Read more about the best things to see and our great bicycle touring itinerary in Kyushu…
Honshu and Shikoku
Our bicycle trip itinerary, in the islands of Shikoku and Honshu. It wasn’t as perfect as the first part of our bicycle touring itinerary in Kyushu, just because of the busy part from Okayama to Osaka. Aside from that, we think this is a great itinerary to tour southeast Shikoku and southern Honshu, with a focus on the Japanese Alps (Arupusu), so we decided to share it with our fellow travelers. Read more about our bicycle trip in Honshu and Shikoku and some great things to do in Japan…