Japan Heritage

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  • Bicycle tour
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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kyoto, Japan
  • Ends Kyoto, Japan
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Starting and ending in Kyoto, the "Japan Heritage" trip is a guided bicycle tour that takes 7 days. You will travel through Kyoto, Nara and Takano River in Japan. "Japan Heritage" is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

Get ready to experience authentic and historic Japan on this 7-day cycling tour of the Kansai region. Visit Kyoto's must-sees, while exploring the hidden gems in the surrounding countryside. Enjoy meals of traditional Japanese cuisine, including its world famous green tea. At night, rest your body in the hot springs at an authentic ryokan. Escape to the tranquil countryside for fantastic cycling and hiking. This guided cycle tour in Japan is perfect for first time visitors and Japan frequent travelers alike!

The adventure begins in historic Kyoto, pedaling back in time as we explore the city's must-sees and some of Japan's most valuable cultural heritage. Cycle through backstreets and into the Kyoto countryside, dotted with hidden temples and Shinto shrines in the mountains, and pass by the odd waterfall and hot spring! Spend the night at UNESCO World Heritage sight, Enryakuji temple, accessible only by cable car. Take part in the morning ceremonies before cycling into Uji- Kyoto's picturesque tea country.

Visit quaint Nara, sometimes called "mini Kyoto," but home to its own collection of fascinating historical landmarks and architecture- not to mention home to a city-roaming population of white-tailed deer! But it's not all temples, castles, and shrines- get a chance to explore Japan's culinary culture as well. Try your hand at sushi making, experience a traditional tea ceremony with leaves picked fresh from the fields, and even visit sake and whisky distilleries for an inside look into Japan's famous beverages.

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  • Hotels
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Any international flights to/from Kyoto are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Japan Heritage tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Japan Heritage tour. You can cancel the tour up to 45 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 44 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 24 October 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 October 2021, a deposit of 30% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged -1 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Japan Heritage tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Japan Heritage tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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