• To the Samourais' land | With Air Moto Tours

    To the Samourais' land

  • To the Samourais' land | With Air Moto Tours
  • To the Samourais' land | With Air Moto Tours

Duration

14 days - 12 nights

Distance

1 700 km

Meal

12 bkf, 5 l, 5 d

Riding

10 days

Price

price from 3 828,00 € /pers

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To the Samourais' land

                           
Among the few regions that make up the archipelago of Japan, Kanto, Chubu and Kansai are undoubtedly the ones that have made the history and richness of Japan. Between modernity and tradition, it is in total cultural immersion that this circuit invites you to discover its wonders and secrets.
                                           

PROGRAMME HILIGHTS

Riding over Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge

Exploring the historic centre of Kyoto on foot

Enjoying a free day in the heart of the megalopolis

Experiencing an evening meal in traditional Japanese attire

Tea plantations and taking in a view of Mount Fuji

Walking around Okunoin mausoleum

Experiencing the legendary Japanese etiquette

Enjoying Japan's highly refined cuisine

PROGRAMME EXTRACT

14 days

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Days 1 & 2

PARIS - TOKYO

Leave Paris at midday. Have lunch, evening meal and breakfast on board your flight. Arrive in Tokyo Narita late morning. Meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel by private coach. Enjoy a light lunch and settle into your hotel.
Visit the working-class neighborhood of Asakusa and the Sensoji temple and take in the many sights. A metro pass will be given to you so that you can get about at night. Free time to enjoy an evening diner and the nightlife.

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Day 3

TOKYO - HAKONE

130 km / 3h00

Enjoy a local breakfast. Load luggage into the support vehicle and pick up motorcycles mid-morning. After a quick briefing, experience riding through the world's largest megalopolis for the very first time. Ride over Rainbow Bridge and take in the views of Tokyo Bay.
After a picnic mid-way, arrive in Hakone, a town clinging to the side of a mountain that is renowned for its hot springs. Enjoy an evening meal, with the possibility of donning a Yukata, and make the most of the ryokan's hot springs.

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Day 4

HAKONE - TAHARA

240 km / 4h30

Have a local breakfast and head off in good time to enjoy a breath-taking view of Mount Fuji. The journey across the expanses of green tea plantations located on the hillsides of Mount Ashitaka - a volcano - is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Have a group lunch and visit the tea museum in Shizuoka before heading to Hamamatsu along the coast road. Check into your room. Free time to enjoy an evening diner and the nightlife.

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Day 5

TAHARA - KUMANO

140 km / 3h30

Enjoy a local breakfast. On your way to Cape Irago, where you will board a ferry, take in views of quaint farming and fishing villages. The 40-minute crossing will take you to city of Ise, in the Mie prefecture, famous home to Shinto shrines.
Have a group lunch and explore the Ise Grand Shrine before heading towards Kumano. Arrive at the ryokan and enjoy your evening. Group evening meal.

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Day 6

KUMANO - MONT KOYA

210 km / 4h30

Enjoy a local breakfast. Take to the road and make your way over to the heart of the Kansai region.
After a group lunch, the group will visit the extraordinary place that is Mount Koya, a Mecca and the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism. This sacred site, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to almost 120 temples and monasteries. Experience an unforgettable evening and meal at Shukubo with the monks, following their strict traditions.

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Day 7

KOYA SAN - NARA

160 km / 4h00

Enjoy a local breakfast.Before leaving for Nara, you will visit Okuno-in, a huge mausoleum located in a forest of hundred-year-old Japanese cedar trees with some 200,000 tomb stones marking the resting places of fallen Samurai, personalities and ordinary people. Take in the atmosphere of this unique place. Leave for Nara mid-morning.
Have lunch with the group before visiting the Tōdai-ji temple, which is home to the biggest bronze Buddha in Japan and a beautiful park where hundreds of deer, doe and stags roam freely. Make the most of the free time to enjoy an evening diner and the nightlife.

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Day 8

NARA - KYOTO

110 km / 3h30

Enjoy a local breakfast.Leave for Iga Uneo, which was one of the birthplaces of ninjutsu back in the 12th century. Visit the ninja museum. Have lunch with the group.
Maka your way over to Uji to visit the 11th-century Byôdô-in Buddhist temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Finish the day in the heart of Kyoto. Spend the evening and enjoy a meal at a traditional ryokan where you will be able to make the most out of Japanese hospitality and culinary delights.

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Day 11

GIFU - SUWA

255 km / 5h30

Enjoy a local breakfast before heading towards the villages of Magome and Tsumago. Explore two magical, picturesque and quaint villages of yesteryear as well as the remnants of the Nakasendo Way, a paved path that once linked the two capitals of Tokyo and Kyoto in the Edo period.
Free time to enjoy a meal. Make your way back to your lodgings located in the mountains near Chino and appreciate the Japanese cuisine and the natural hot springs as you relax in a picturesque ryokan.

WHOLE PROGRAMME AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Road-book

1 700 km

Price & Practical information

price from 3 828,00 € /pers

PRICE INCLUDES

Only Group package

From Paris, return flights on regular airline & airport taxes,

Reception at the airport and all transfers,

Accommodation in standard or higher quality lodgings based on two people sharing,

All local taxes and meals according to the detailed programme,

Visits, tolls and ferry crossings provided for in the programme,

Metro day pass for the last day of free time spent exploring Tokyo,

Administrative formalities for the pilote's driving license in Japan,

Rental of a motorcycle in category 1 and unlimited mileage,

Expected fuel and a fully comprehensive motorcycle insurance,

A French/Japanese-speaking motorcyclist attendant,

Transportation of luggage and mechanical assistance,

A road book delivered before departure.

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE

Group & Freedom packages

Cost of administrative formalities for entering Japan,

Transport to the point of departure,

Meals not included in the programme (lunch ~ ¥1,000 & dinner ~ ¥1,500),

Payment of all or part of the excess in the event of the motorcycle getting damaged,

Rental of additional equipment for the bike and the rider(s),

Comprehensive, cancellation, repatriation, medical assistance & third-party insurances,

Personal expenses, travel-related costs during evening free time,

Drinks are not covered in the programme,

Luggage weight excess & everything is not listed in the programme,

Driving offences.

OUR FORMULAS

FREEDOM RIDE from 3 828 € /pers.
We reserve YOUR FLIGHT TICKET, BOOK THE BIKE and ACCOMMODATIONS. TO YOUR OWN RHYTHM, MANAGE YOUR DAY.
GROUP from 5 203 € /pers.
WE CARE FOR YOUR FLIGHT TICKET, YOUR BIKE, YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS, YOUR LUGGAGE AND WITH OUR ATTENDANT, YOU JUST NEED TO ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF THIS TRIP.

EXTRAS & TRAVEL INSURANCES

BikeCat 1Cat 2Single room1 028 €
CoupleNone   432 €Cancellation insurance2,5%
Single914 €1 646 €Extended insurance3,5%

REGISTRATION CONDITIONS

Formalities: For foreign citizens (No French), please refer to the authorities of your country for more information.

Access: Unless otherwise provided, participants must be over 25 years of age and be the holder of a valid driving license for over three years.

Accommodation: If available and unless an explicit request is made, participants registering alone may share a twin room in order to avoid having to pay an additional charge for a single room.

Price validity: The prices are applicable from 1/10/2019 and may be revised according to the regulation in force. Air Moto Tours reserves the right to cancel the tour or request approval from the customer to readjust the variable cost if the number of participants on the tour is below that of 10 participants.

Payment conditions: 30% down payment of the total amount of the service per person - Balance to be settled 45 days prior to departure.

              

GeNERAL Terms

Available motorcycles

Subject to availability - Possible evolution without notice

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