Japan Bike Rentals invites you to join us on this truly outstanding motorcycle tour of Japan’s northern frontier. This 12-day tour combines the rugged wilderness, the open plains and the volcanic wonders of the northern-most island of Hokkaido with the rarely explored and fascinating sights of the culturally rich region of Tohoku. A delicate mix of centuries-old traditions, natural beauty, amazing cuisine and unparalled hospitality in a truly unique and fascinating land; this is what Japan is all about. Once a land closed to the outside world, is now very much open to be explored, and the best way to do it is on two wheels. So come join us for a tour guaranteed to be unforgettable. We’re waiting to hear from you.
Daisetsuzan National Park – Hokkaido’s largest and wildest National Park. | Shiretoko National Park (UNESCO world heritage listed), located at the Northeastern tip of Hokkaido. We’ll take an easy hike through a natural hot spring creek and bathe in a mineral-rich waterfall and pool. | Akan National Park – famous for its beautiful lakes. | Shikotsu-Toya National Park – the site of this years G-8 Summit in July and home to Noboribetsu, a geothermal wonder and Hokkaido’s most famous hot spring resort. Also, famous for Mount Usu —an active and smoldering volcano; don’t forget the hotdogs! The Rolling hills of Furano & Biei – this area comes alive with color in the summer months. | The Kushiro Marshlands and the open plains of Eastern Hokkaido and Obihiro. | Sapporo – Hokkaido’s largest city and Japan’s fifth largest. Here we’ll tour the Sapporo Beer factory and drink right from the spigot of Japan’s most popular beer. | Otaru — A quaint and charming harbor town located near Sapporo, famous for its great seafood.Niseko — A booming Aussie ski town. | Mt. Yotei — Hokkaido’s Mt. Fuji. | Like seafood? Hokkaido has the freshest! | Loads of flora and fauna. Maybe try your hand at hand-feeding a fox.
Bandai-Asahi National park and the lake district of Bandai Kogen Plateau. | Kakunodate — famous for its beautifully preserved samurai distict. Omagari — we’ll be in the center of Japan’s largest fireworks display and competition. You’ll wonder ‘will it ever end?’ | Aizu-Wakamatsu — an old castle town, famous for Tsuruga Castle and its historic district. | Yonezawa and Lake Inawashiro (the fourth largest lake in Japan. Ouchi-Juku — a beautifully preserved 18th century Edo Era thatched roof village. The shrines and temples of Nikko — one of Japan’s most ancient and beautiful religious centers.
Soothing hot springs MK at our hotels. | Exceptional riding EVERYWHERE! | Outstanding meals EVERYDAY!
Tour Runs: August 22 – September 2, 2018
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roads until we reach the open plains of Furano, the heart of Hokkaido. Our first night will be spent here.
then continue through the Akan National Park, heading east. We’ll then explore Lake Kussaro and Lake Mashu. After lunch, we’re headed
north to the Sea o f Okhotsk. Once we hit the coast, it’s east to Shiretoko National Park, where we will stay the night.
7:45am. Our morning destination is the town o f Kakunodake to the east. We’ll spend some time leisurely walking around and
exploring the Samurai houses and tree lined streets. After lunch we will head south to Omagari and prepare for Japan’s largest
fireworks display. The best of the best will be fighting it out to win the all Japan fireworks competition. You have never seen anything like this before.
some miles under our belt. This is the day you’ll see parts o f Japan that have seldom been visited by tourists. It’s off the beaten track and very mountainous. The dialect spoken in these parts requires some translation even for Japanese people living in Tokyo. We’ll be passing by Mt. Gassan later in the day and will stay the night in the Yonezawa/Bandai region.
some fantastic riding as we come down into Nikko, one of Japan’s most religious areas. Tonight we’ll celebrate nearing the end o f our memorable tour with a blowout at a great Japanese restaurant.
mountains and into one o f the world’s most densely populated cities. Expect to be back around 3pm.
Motorcycle Rental Fees + Full
Bike Luggage(All bikes include Top Case, Side Cases and Tank Bag)
Hotel Fees (we’ll be staying at some of the nicest hotels and Japanese Inns in the area)
All Meals (except daily lunches and all meals onboard the ferries)
Onsen (hotspring) Fees
Park and Museum entrance Fees
Support Van (There will be a van with us along the tour route to carry extra luggage and any pillion pasengers that wish to take a break from the excitement.)
Fees for any traffic violations
Daily Lunches and meals on ferries
Airfare to and from Japan