Kyushu Onsen to Onsen

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US$ 2,220
Duration
6 Days / 5 Nights
Distance
221 km
Tour Code
JPN-JKP
Next departure
18-Mar-2019
Number of Cycling Days4
Average Distance Per Day: 55
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150 Km
Average Climbing Per Day: 727
0
2,250 m
Total Cycling Distance221 kilometres
AccommodationIncluded
Bike HireIncluded
Single SupplementUS$ 350

All About this Tour

The forested slopes of Kunisaki peninsula of Kyushu have samurai castles, Buddhist temples, and rugged volcanic nature to reveal. Many overlook this remote corner of Kyushu, but those who make the effort will discover some of the most undisturbed pawā spotto (spiritual places) in all of Japan.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet in Fukuoka, Japan's sixth-largest city for a welcome dinner and trip briefing.

Day 2

Visit Kyushu National Museum then start cycling in Dazaifu, visiting the shrine and temple before arriving in a hot spring resort and Edo-era mer-chant town of Hida.

Day 3

We change terrain and have a bit of a climb, slowly make our way up to Oishitoge Pass (475 m). But the reward is a terrific downhill to the town of Usa.

Day 4

We climb up Mount Futago. On our way down, we visit one of Japan’s oldest wooden temples. Cycling along beaches and ports, we arrive at our ryokan, with an onsen overlooking the blue sea.

Day 5

We ride inland to avoid busy roads to the town of Kitsuki, with well-preserved samurai districts and Kitsuki Castle. We end our tour in Japan's most famous hot spring resort at Beppu town.

Day 6

Our tour ends after breakfast. The closest airport is Oita Airport if you are departing, return by train to Fukuoka. or you can choose to extend your trip in Beppu.

Elevation Profiles

Day 2 - Fukuoka - Dazaifu - Hita Ride 51km. +547m / -516m.
Day 2 - Fukuoka - Dazaifu - Hita Ride 51km. +547m / -516m.

Reviews

Visiting and experiencing onsen and sauna after a long day of cycling was one of the most luxurious trip I ever had. The Japanese food and sake was also wonderful especially having them with other fun cyclists. Our guide Eric and Soko was such a pleasure. I highly recommend this trip especially if you like climbing hills!

Kyung HaNovember 2018

Wonderful route, fabulous hotels and meals, a great cultural insight into Japan. There were many positives to the tour. The choice of hotels was excellent (I loved the onsens), the route was beautiful, the bikes were high quality, and all the meals were delicious and plentiful.

Richard WronaOctober 2018

We really got to experience Japan through the bike tour by seeing the magnificent countryside, eating the local traditional food, enjoying the accommodation, and soaking in the Onsens at the end of every day. Our guides also made our tour a memorable experience. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Zdenka MartelliMay 2018

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