Memorable Land of the Rising Sun

This select route, running mainly through the Kansai region and the southern part of the country, provides a stimulating snapshot of Japanese culture. On the program: the modern city of Osaka, the wooden castle in Himeji, the most visited in the country, the historical capitals of Kyoto and Nara, not to mention Mount Kōya, where you will sleep in a monastery. And that’s not all! Add to this a string of islands — featuring Shikoku and its 88 temples — linked by six bridges, Hiroshima, a high-speed ride to Kyoto at 300 km/h aboard the Shinkansen train, as well as the typical ryokan guest houses, and you have a memorable Japan, where fine weather, quiet elegance and gourmet delights greet you each day.

Book this trip

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October 12 to 28, 2020
> Price (taxes included) : $8,095
Formula: Vélo Québec Voyages
Trip length: 16 days / 15 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+

General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route : 452 km • Long route : 694 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Osaka and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route (25 km).
Day 3 - Transfer from Osaka to Kobe. Kobe, Himeji (54 km).
Day 4 - Ferry from Himeji to Shodo Shima Island (7 km). Shodo Shima Island, Tonosho (61 km).
Day 5 - Ferry from Tonosho to Takamatsu. Looped route around Takamatsu.
Day 6 - Transfer from Takamatsu to Imabari. Free day or looped route via Canyon Oboke (57 km).
Day 7 - Imabari, Shimanami Sea Route, Onomichi (77 km). Transfer from Onomichi to Hiroshima (1 h 30).
Day 8 - Free day. Visit of Hiroshima et Miyajima.
Day 9 - Free day.
Day 10 - Train transfer from Hiroshima to Kyoto (2 h).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route (44 km).
Day 12 - Kyoto, Nara (61 km).
Day 13 - Nara, Yoshino (60 to 75 km).
Day 14 - Yoshino, Koyasan (64 km).
Day 15 - Transfer from Koyasan to Osaka (2 h).
Day 16 - Transfer to Osaka airport and flight back to Montréal.

The package includes:

  • round-trip air transportation for passenger and bagage with Air Canada (air transportation of the bike not included);
  • 15 nights in two- to four-star hotels or ryokan (traditional japanese hotels) (double occupancy);
  • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 evening meals;
  • bus, ferry and train transfers;
  • baggage transportation (one bag per person, 20-kg maximum);
  • mechanical assistance and access to a relief vehicle;
  • daily route plans;
  • taxes;
  • protection from the Compensation Fund for Customers of Travel Agents (CFCTA). No charge since January 1st, 2019.
Equipment (e.g., bicycle) is not included.

Start/Finish: Montréal-Trudeau/Osaka (connection in Vancouver) > Osaka/Montréal-Trudeau (connection in Vancouver)

From 14 to 20 cyclists, accompanied by our guide and a local guide.

Price of land portion of trip (taxes included): $6695
Package excluding air transportation for passenger and bicycle.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.