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Reviews for Cycle Japan 5 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.

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4.5 Sue Watson, 08/06/15

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This tour was a great way to see and experience rural Japan The hybrid bikes were great,well maintained We were very well looked after by Richard(tour leader) and Takashi and Ukkey our Japanese cycling guides The first day of cycling is on basic city bikes exploring Kyoto which was fun and interesting The next day you travel by train to Kanazawa where we met Takashi and Ukkey with the bikes,then cycle around Kanazawa Next day you start the tour of the Noto peninsula,the route is very safe,lots of pretty scenery,at times quite undulating and a few challenging hills The hotels/guest houses are all of a good standard,once you start cycling the peninsula the evening meals are limited to the places you stay at,the food was good very Japanese Lunches were generally picnics picking food up at a local supermarket The highlight for me was the first day of the peninsula where we cycled approx 6km on the beach The Onsen baths at each of the hotels/guest houses were a delight especially after a hard days cycling

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5 Greg & Lori Gonis, 04/05/15

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We loved every minute of this tour! Riding along the Sea of Japan was absolutely beautiful, visiting the various temples, gardens and historical sites along the road was a great way to learn about Japan. The food was incredible. A cold beer and very hot onsen was a great way to end every cycling day. For us this was the trip of a lifetime.

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5 Dave Hobday, 23/04/15

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It was a terrific way to see the real Japan. The cycling was fun, easy in places with some hill climbs. Relaxing in an Onsen spa afterwards was a real bonus and the food was amazing.

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5 Libby Thomas, 17/04/15

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What an amazing holiday! I loved the scenery and travelling through rural Japan by bike. The food was amazing and the hot baths at many of the places we stayed were a wonderful way to relax after a day of the road.

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5 Michaela Lavender, 16/04/15

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This was the best bike tour I have done with Explore and I have done a few. It was my fourth major trip to Japan and I saw, for the first time, the real Japan. Highlights were the leaders, the group, the food, the autumn colors, riding through driving rain on the last da...

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5 Richard Pearce (Explore Tour Leader), 16/04/15

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I am the tour leader for this tour. I can honestly say this is my favourite tour that I am involved in. The scenery on the Noto Peninsula is stunning and cycling is the best way to see it. Some days are challenging, but everyone in the group has been able to complete it. The food is fantastic.

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4.5 John Roche, 12/12/14

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Visiting the many coastal villages and the heritage village.

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