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Japan Cycling Association (JCA)

In late 1870's, the world's first cycling club was born in UK. That triggered the proliferation of cycling in the world.
In Japan, cycling began to be seen as one of the outdoor sports that are good for people to stay fit. Since then many cycling clubs have been established throughout Japan.
In 1961, the Sports Promotion Act was legislated and it was stipulated that cycling is a good means for promoting fitness among people. The Ministry of Education as the governing organization approved the foundation of Japan Cycling Association as a legal entity for social welfare.
In 1975, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, which looks after bicycle and related industries among others, took part as the second co-governing organization of JCA.
Today's "cycling boom" is a reflection of positive change in people's mind with respect to environment and health.
In order to make this trend a solid stream, JCA strives to improve infrastructure for cycling with a catch-phrase of four Japanese key words starting with K each; Kankyo hairyo (environment consciousness), Kotsu anzen (safe traffic), Kaiteki soukou (comfortable ride), Kenkotai dukuri (fitness promotion).

Japan Cycling Association (JCA)

JNTO

Japan national tourist organization. Very useful multilingual web site. I recommend you will visit this site before your departure!

JNTO

Japan Information Network

This big site has numerous informations about Japan.Japan Atlas include information about UNESCO World heritages and other many many informations about Japan.

Japan Information Network > Japan Atlas

Let's travel around Japan

Introduction of many sightseeing spots in Japan.
And introduction of stay know-how in Japan, Japanese food, Japanese culture.

Let's travel around Japan

Satoyama ExperienceNew!

This is a website dedicated to present a glimpse of life in the Japanese countryside and to provide foreign and Japanese travelers opportunities to explore and experience the depth of the Japanese culture that now only remain in the countryside, or Satoyama.

Satoyama Experience facebook

About Cycling in Japan

KANcycling!

KANcycling!

Road Bureau[J]

You can find all of Bike paths in this web site. Although it is written in Japanese, I think still useful for foreign cyclists to find it.

Road Bureau[J] > Bike Paths[J]

Brompton in Japan

It's very lively description of cycling in Japan. He rode his Brompton in both urban area and rural area;Tsukuba, Tokyo and Sado island. Biking conditions are vary between in urban area and in rural area, but you could know both of them by reading his report.

Chris Rust Home Page > Brompton in Japan

Japan Touring

It is as technical showcase of AZ-Soho, but it contains some nice photo tours, useful links and so on.

Japan Touring

Cycling Nozawa

Nozawa Onsen, located in the northern part of Nagano Prefecture, is a mountain village. Nozawa delivers a huge variety of cycling opportunities during the green season.

Cycling Nozawa

Tokyo area

Cycle Tokyo !

Very useful informations for cycling in Tokyo by locals. Tokyo is a really good place to cycling. Don't miss it!

Cycle Tokyo !

Tokyo Cycling

Produced by western cyclists who are living in Tokyo Area. (MTB)

Tokyo Cycling

Tokyo Freewheel

Produced by western cyclists who are living in Tokyo Area. (Road bike)

Tokyo Freewheel

Chiba Cycling

One serious cyclist Peter describes the cycling road along Edo river. That route is the same as we described in the section Course Guide, but image of the route assumes even greater proportions by reading his guide.

Chiba Cycling

Semas Racing Team

Semas is the cycling club based on bike shop named "Seo Cycle" group. Non-Japanese rider Peter became a member of Shin-Matsudo(Chiba) branch and he accepts an application for membership in English language.

Per Ardua > Semas Racing

Kinki area

Cycle Kyoto

Informations about cycling in Kyoto. Cycling Routes in Kyoto.

Cycle Kyoto

Triathlon

Japan Triathlon Scene

Japan Triathlon Scene

Bicycle Rental

Hokkaido Area

Outdoor Japan

You can rent a touring bike with racks and bags, also essentials of camping. They are in Hokkaido but they can ship those gears anywhere in Japan.

Outdoor Japan

Kanto Area

Countryside in Chiba

In case you wanted to rent a sports bike for touring, a trailer, or a child seat, please visit the following site http://www.countryside-chiba.jp Then go to RENT-A-BIKE page by clicking a menu.

Countryside in Chiba[E][J]

Grove Kamakura

Rental MTB in one of the most famous sightseeing area Kamakura.

GROVE Kamakura[J]

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Cycle Proshop Imai

They provide MTBs and Road Racers. If you buy new bike at the shop after renting, you get a special discount. They are in Hitachi city, Ibaraki pref. It's suitable to make your way to Tohoku.

Cycle Proshop Imai[J]

Map

Email to Imai

Cozy Inn Antique

Owner of this inn is cyclist and his wife have a good command of English. They provide MTBs.

Cozy Inn Antique[J] >Cozi Inn Antique [E]

Map

Chubu Area

Pension Allez! Allez!

"Pension" is imported word for Japanese which generally means western style Minshuku (B&B). Contrary to it, the word "allez" isn't established in Japan. You can guess they must love Tour de France very much. Because they provide not only MTBs but also Road Racers.

Pension Allez! Allez![J] > Pension Allez! Allez![E]

Map

Hitsujiya

One of writer's most favorite place is Azumino, Nagano pref. Hitsujiya is in this Azumino and provide MTBs and children's bikes.

Hitsujiya[J]

Map

Email to Hitsijiya

Kinki Area

Ecostyle

Very unique shop which is by the side of most large lake in Japan, Biwa Lake. They act with an eye on ecology. They make velo taxi and provide "Bike Eco Tour". As for rental, they provide recumbent! Also MTBs, children's bikes and Tandem. If you rent it for a long period, great discount price is available.

Ecostyle Bike Shop[J]

Map

Email to Ecostyle

Uemachi Kashi Jitensha

That's quite suitable for Osaka city sightseeing. They have several bases in which you could rent or return bikes in Osaka city. Also they have nice options such as guided tour for Osaka or making your own photo album. (Professional photographer travel together with you and take your photos.

The bikes are 16 in. wheel folding bikes. It couldn't be a size if you are so tall.

Uemachi Kashi Jitensha[J]

Email to Uemachi Kashi Jitensha

KCTP

They provide rental bike and have nice "Delivery and pick up system". Also they provide supported tour in Kyoto.

Touring Kyoto By Bicycle[E]

Map

Shikoku Area

Sunrise Itoyama

They are in Imabari City which is the end of Shimanami Kaido. They always have a 400 bikes including MTBs and Road Racers ready. And the accommodation contains 100 people.

Sunrise Itoyama[E]

Map

Bike tour guides

B-IkeNew!

B-Ike provides international tourists staying in Tokyo metropolitan area with various services of a day tip in Saitama prefecture by E-Bike, or Electric Assist Bicycle.

B-Ike

Hida Satoyama CyclingNew!

Hida Satoyama Cycling was created with the sole purpose to connecting the traveler to Hida. We guide you through the gorgeous views of the Japanese countryside landscape, and throughout the tour visitors can expect plenty of interaction with the friendly local population and experience first-hand the hospitality of everyday Japanese countryside folks.

Hida Satoyama Cycling facebook

Japan By Bike

Japan By Bike offers 6 and 7 day guided bicycle tours starting and finishing in Tokyo and visiting Mount Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes, Matsumoto, Hakuba, Minakami and Nikko. Our tours have a support vehicle and accommodation, bike rental and breakfast and dinner are all included in the tour price.

Japan By Bike

Yamamichi Adventure

Through Yamamichi Adventure, Takashi Niwa and his staff actively organize cycling tours and guide people to many places in Japan and the world, from back alleys of Tokyo to remote villages in Tibet. Takashi has also authored many cycling-related books and guides.

Yamamichi Adventure

Bike Tours Japan.

Bike Tours Japan offers guided and supported self guided cycling trips in Hokkaido, Japan.

Bike Tours Japan

MTB Hokkaido

They provide MTB tours in Furano, Hokkaido. They said they now plan to have a supported road bike touring service.

MTB Hokkaido

Freeride Adventures Japan

They provide tours with guide around Yatsugatake mountains, Nagano prefecture. Both mountain and road biking are available.

Freeride Adventures Japan

MTB Japan Adventure Tours

They provide MTB tours with guide around Minakami city, Gunma prefecture.

MTB Japan Adventure Tours

Giro 21

They provide MTB tours with guide around Sapporo city, Hokkaido.

Giro 21 > Giro 21 (English)

Tokyo Great Cycling Tour

They offer well-conceived tours that goes around unbeknown good places of Tokyo. It takes 6 hours and about 20 kilometers. So, anybody can easily manage to complete the course.

Tokyo Great Cycling Tour

Japan Biking

Japan Biking is a guided tour operator based in Kakoshima, Kyushu. Tailor made custom tours and supported self-guided bike tours are also available.

Japan Biking

Outdoor

Outdoor Japan

The comprehensive guide to the great Japanese outdoors. Cycling Introduction.

Outdoor Japan > Cycling

Nature Net

Interesting articles of outdoor, environment and so on.

Nature Net

Travelogues

gilera's photos

They're little old photos and nostalgic for us. But what altered is only their fashion. His photos still show you real aspects of Japan.

gilera's photos > Japan Photos

JAPAN explored by bicycle

His interest is wide-ranging, from classy Japanese inn to capsule lodgings, from traditional culture to geeky culture. His photos mirror the real aspect of Japan. German, English and Japanese language are available.

JAPAN explored by bicycle

Kyusyu BICYCLING TRIP 2000

Lynne went Kyusyu twice and stopped in many nice Onsen. If you are thinking of Kyusyu as destination, you mustn't miss it.

Kyusyu BICYCLING TRIP 2000

Kyusyu BICYCLING TRIP 2001 Photo Gallery

Japan Bike Tour 2005

He rode the route between Nikko and Kyoto, as we guided in our Course Guide, also between Kyoto and Koya san (Mt.Koya). He encountered some happy accidents in Japan - and encountered one unfortunate accidents - typhoon.

Japan Bike Tour

Welcome to Klar Books!

Nicholas Klar once lived in Niigata and got around there by bike. His book "My Mother is a Tractor" due for release in Summer 2005.

Welcome to Klar Books! > Tales of the Orient > Cycling Japan 2003: Trips around Southern Niigata

Japan Trip 2002

This is an online journal of my trip to Japan in the Spring of 2002 including: Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, the visiting of many Keirin stadiums, Tokyo Critical Mass and a 750-mile bicycle trip in Kyushu, Shikoku, and Okinawa (in southern Japan).

Japan Trip 2002

Cycling Trips

Wim van der Linden wrote their story of the magnificent trip they made in 1999 to the island of Shikoku and also Kii. They are traveling by tandem bike.

Cycling Trips > "Cycling Trip Shikoku and Kii, Japan 1999".

Bicycle Fish - Adelaide

Bicycle Fish - Adelaide>Cycle Touring in Japan KYUSHU & SHIKOKU 1991

Gear-To-Go Tandems

These stories chronicle the rides and adventures that Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis had while living in Japan for 1 1/2 years.
Originally posted to the Tandem@Hobbes newsgroup, they have been reformatted to include pictures.

Gear-To-Go Tandems>"Tandem Riding in Japan"

homepage of Jan Boonstra

He shows us about 10 pictures and his short stories about cycling In Japan. Korean cycling page is also in it.

homepage of Jan Boonstra > tour through Japan

Cycling Around The World

Their trip to Japan is in 1985, but it's report and tips are not outdated. Lots of helpful information and cool screen saver are there.

Cycling Around The World > 6 weeks under the rising sun

cyclingtheworld.org

Tour travelogues, outdoor products review, transportation reviews and so on.

cyclingtheworld.org

Folding Biker Japan

An information source for folding bikers in Japan and everywhere else.

Folding Biker Japan

Accommodation

General Information About Lodgings in Rural Japan

General Information About Lodgings in Rural Japan

japan-guide.com

You can search Hotel and Ryokan. "Japan A-Z" has various general informations about Japan.

japan-guide.com

Non-profit bike tour organizations of all nationalities

Russian Cycle Touring Club

They seem to be doing the same with us in Russia and former Soviet Union, but they do more diversified activities such as visa support, full supported tours and so on.

Russian Cycle Touring Club

JACC: Japan Adventure Cyclist Club member's Pages

Net Pedalian

Japan Adventure Cyclist Club Web site

JACC: Japan Adventure Cyclist Club

Tandem around the world

Japanese couple "Utsunomiya" have been on the tandem trip around the world.

Tandem around the world[J]

club@emi&steve

Japanese lady and Australian man are also on the bike trip around the world.

club@emi&steve

The Cyclist in the Wilds

Real adventure cyclist,Hiro Andow's site. He completed 14927km Trans-Siberian Bike Expedition, 2002-2003 Winter

The Cyclist in the Wilds

Daisuke Bike

He is traveling around the world since 1998 and still on ht way.

Daisuke Bike[E,J]

BIKE TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

He has completed 4 years 3 month journey abroad the world(55000km).

BIKE TRIP AROUND THE WORLD[E][Spanish][J]

Yoshi's Home Page

He did Cycling around the world
ride through 117 countries
116.000km

Yoshi's Home Page[E][J]

SAMBISTA INOUE,Youhei's home page

He has traveled around the world by bike since 1987 to 1993. He has visited 80 countries and ridden 137,652km!

SAMBISTA INOUE,Youhei's home page[J]

Tabiwa Saikou[J]

They have traveled abroad the world by bike! They are also Japan Cycling Navigator staff.

Tabiwa Saikou[J]

Earth-biking

Who is traveling around the world. He has traveled africa and asia. He is also Japan Cycling Navigator Staff.

Earth-biking
A Happiest world with GUY "Ken"[E][J]

Reciprocal link

TokyoTomo.com

TokyoTomo.com is your trusted friend in tokyo bringing you all the travel insights. Featuring exciting offers on land tours, airport transfer, accommodations, businesses listings, industry news, and happenings.

TokyoTomo.com

ABC-of-MountainBiking

A portal site for anything related to Mountain Biking.

ABC-of-MountainBiking

Japan Cheap Travel - A complete guide to budget travel in Japan

Helpful tips based on their three-month trip to Japan on a really tight budget.

Japan Cheap Travel - A complete guide to budget travel in Japan

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