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In late 1870's, the world's first cycling club was born in UK. That triggered the proliferation of cycling in the world.
Japan national tourist organization. Very useful multilingual web site. I recommend you will visit this site before your departure!
This big site has numerous informations about Japan.Japan Atlas include information about UNESCO World heritages and other many many informations about Japan.
Introduction of many sightseeing spots in Japan.
About Cycling in Japan
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.
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.
It is as technical showcase of AZ-Soho, but it contains some nice photo tours, useful links and so on.
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.
Very useful informations for cycling in Tokyo by locals. Tokyo is a really good place to cycling. Don't miss it!
Produced by western cyclists who are living in Tokyo Area. (MTB)
Produced by western cyclists who are living in Tokyo Area. (Road bike)
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.
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.
Informations about cycling in Kyoto. Cycling Routes in Kyoto.
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.
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.
Rental MTB in one of the most famous sightseeing area Kamakura.
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.
Owner of this inn is cyclist and his wife have a good command of English. They provide MTBs.
"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.
One of writer's most favorite place is Azumino, Nagano pref. Hitsujiya is in this Azumino and provide MTBs and children's bikes.
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.
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.
They provide rental bike and have nice "Delivery and pick up system". Also they provide supported tour in Kyoto.
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.
Bike tour guides
Japan By BikeNew!
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.
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.
Bike Tours Japan offers guided and supported self guided cycling trips in Hokkaido, Japan.
They provide MTB tours in Furano, Hokkaido. They said they now plan to have a supported road bike touring service.
They provide tours with guide around Yatsugatake mountains, Nagano prefecture. Both mountain and road biking are available.
They provide MTB tours with guide around Minakami city, Gunma prefecture.
They provide MTB tours with guide around Sapporo city, Hokkaido.
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.
Japan Biking is a guided tour operator based in Kakoshima, Kyushu. Tailor made custom tours and supported self-guided bike tours are also available.
The comprehensive guide to the great Japanese outdoors. Cycling Introduction.
Interesting articles of outdoor, environment and so on.
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.
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.
Lynne went Kyusyu twice and stopped in many nice Onsen. If you are thinking of Kyusyu as destination, you mustn't miss it.
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.
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.
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).
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.
These stories chronicle the rides and adventures that Rich Shapiro and Lindy Ellis had while living in Japan for 1 1/2 years.
He shows us about 10 pictures and his short stories about cycling In Japan. Korean cycling page is also in it.
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.
Tour travelogues, outdoor products review, transportation reviews and so on.
An information source for folding bikers in Japan and everywhere else.
You can search Hotel and Ryokan. "Japan A-Z" has various general informations about Japan.
Non-profit bike tour organizations of all nationalities
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.
Japan Adventure Cyclist Club Web site
Japanese couple "Utsunomiya" have been on the tandem trip around the world.
Japanese lady and Australian man are also on the bike trip around the world.
Real adventure cyclist,Hiro Andow's site. He completed 14927km Trans-Siberian Bike Expedition, 2002-2003 Winter
He is traveling around the world since 1998 and still on ht way.
He has completed 4 years 3 month journey abroad the world(55000km).
He did Cycling around the world
He has traveled around the world by bike since 1987 to 1993. He has visited 80 countries and ridden 137,652km!
They have traveled abroad the world by bike! They are also Japan Cycling Navigator staff.
Who is traveling around the world. He has traveled africa and asia. He is also Japan Cycling Navigator Staff.
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A portal site for anything related to Mountain Biking.
Helpful tips based on their three-month trip to Japan on a really tight budget.
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