For something a bit more fast-paced and adrenaline-producing, mountain biking in Japan is the way to go. Outdoor fun and adventures do not come to a halt when the ski season is over.
So, what is there to do on the mountains of Hokkaido when the snow melts? Hokkaido is not just a winter destination. As the snow melts and the mountains show their face again each spring, it is the perfect time to jump on a bike and start exploring all over again.
Mt Fuji is not just for climbing. At the base of the mountain you will find a myriad of trails for walking and biking. Hop on your bike and explore the local landscape of waterfalls and streams.
Heading over to Nagano, you will find mountain biking trails to suit most levels around Hakuba. Mountain biking has grown in popularity here recently and there are new trail building projects, races and annual events to keep you entertained.
When you are back sightseeing in the cities, why not cycle around and see Tokyo and Kyoto as the locals do? Cycling enables you to not only see, but smell, feel and experience cities in ways that you cannot do from inside a bus. It gives you the freedom to make new discoveries of your own.
Where to go:
Tokyo Great Cycling Tours
Oka Tours – Cylcing Adventures in Japan
Shimanami Kaido Cycle Path
Cycling in Hokkaido
Touring Kyoto by Bicycle
Mountain biking in Nagano