I’m convinced that the best way to visit and explore another culture is at the speed of a bicycle. Having grown up and lived in Japan for many years, I started organizing personalized bicycle tours to Japan in 2006. Before you go, I recommend reading Living Abroad in Japan which introduces you to the language, history, and cultural values, as well as tips on getting around, and takes you to six different regions of Japan. I’ve toured many regions of Japan on my custom, high performance folding Bike Friday . I’ve ridden with many Japanese Bike Friday, and other, folding bike enthusiasts in Tokyo, Kyoto, Karuizawa, and had a lot of fun together! In my experience, cycling opens up instant opportunities to connect across cultures and I look forward to exploring many more countries on two wheels. Read more about me.
If you plan on travelling to Japan, here are also some useful tips and guides.