Multi-Day Tour

Japan Biking (8 days)

Butterfield & Robinson

Tokyo, Japan To Kyoto, Japan

Japan Biking (8 days)

Day 4

Wakura, Japan

Day 5

Wakura, Japan


Day 1
Wajima, Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Notonosho Ryokan Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Discover the heart of the rustic Noto Peninsula and its rugged coastlines, rice paddies, and endless farmland. Dinner will be on a menu made from fresh, local ingredients with a “strict” dress code requiring your traditional yukata (kimono).

Day 2
Wajima, Japan
Notonosho Ryokan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Visit the asaichi, or morning market, in the centre of Wajima to find anything from lacquerware and sake to fresh fish and vegetables. Ride along the scenic coast to Sojiji Temple for an introduction to Japanese Zen Buddhism.

Day 3
Noto, Japan
Lamp no Yado Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Explore the quiet coastal road and spectacular ocean views of the east before visiting the small town of Suzu for lunch. Take an afternoon ride south past Lida Bay to the water-side Ryokan of Hyakurakuso.

Day 4
Wakura, Japan
Matsunomidori Ryokan Breakfast, Lunch, Snack

Ride back in time through sleepy fishing villages and past lush forests. Stop for a local lunch and head to the hot spring town of Wakura Onsen to indulge in a taste of Japan’s signature suki yaki with famous Noto Gyu (beef) as the highlight.

Day 5
Wakura, Japan
Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Drive through the awakening streets of Nanao to the island of Noto. Circumnavigating the island, pass through parkland and fishing communities, stopping along the way to watch for dolphins before a simple yet delicious lunch.

Day 6
Yamanaka, Japan
Kayotei Ryokan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Drive south to explore Kanazawa, and the sublime Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s greatest gardens. Call in at a nearby private tea house to hear the charming Mrs. Nishida share her love of the tea ceremony.

Day 7
Yamanaka, Japan
Kayotei Ryokan Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Bike through the winding mountains before exploring an amazing Buddhist temple. Walk up the marvelous 3 km gorge below Yamanaka or relax in the onsen with a shiatsu massage. Enjoy a sake tasting with a 13th generation sake brewer.

Day 8
Kyoto, Japan
None Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to Kyoto and say farewells. Kyoto easily demands a stay of several nights with its temples, shrines and UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Bike the farmlands, dunes and polders of the North Sea coast—immortalized in the works of the Dutch masters en route to Leiden, birthplace of Rembrandt. Windmills appear almost magically, and quaint cities hundreds of years old beg to be explored. In springtime, the tulips of Keukenhof Gardens bombard the eyes and nose, while The Hague hums with café traffic. Even the food is a work of art: freshly shucked oysters and a Michelin two-star meal at Manoir Inter Scaldes. It’s a masterpiece for every sense.

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Reviewed on: 07 Jul 2015

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Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2017

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Reviewed on: 30 Oct 2017

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Reviewed on: 09 Feb 2018

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