• The essence of Japan by motorcycle

    The essence of Japan by motorcycle

  • The essence of Japan by motorcycle

Duration

17 days - 15 nights

Distance

2 500 km

Meal

15 bkf, 5 l, 6 d

Riding

13 days

Price

price from 4 705,00 € /pers

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The essence of Japan by motorcycle

                                   
Between tradition and modernity, technologies and manga stand alongside formalities and spiritual traditions. A few hours from the urban bustle, the campaign offers marvelous sceneries and special moments. Tea plantations through the dormant volcanoes and thermal springs, the landscapes will delight your imagination. From Tokyo to Hiroshima, on selected routes for bikers, you will cross the mythical Japanese archipelago.
                              

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS

Riding over Tokyo's Rainbow Bridge

The tea plantations with view of Mount Fuji

Walking arround the sacred island of Miyajima

Exploring the historic center of Kyoto on foot

Enjoying a free day in the heart of the megalopolis

Discovering the enchanted Byôdô-in temple

Staying in traditional Japanese lodgings

Experiencing the legendary Japanese etiquette

The impressive castle of Himeji

Enjoying Japan's highly refined cuisine

PROGRAMME EXTRACT

17 days

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Day 3

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 lunch at 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 called "Onsen".

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Day 5

IGA

170 km / 3h15

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.
Enjoy a group lunch and explore Ise’s lovely passages and its Grand Shrine before heading through winding roads towards Iga. Arrive at the hotel and enjoy freely an evening meal.

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Day 6

KOYA SAN

160 km / 4h00

Enjoy a local breakfast. Leave for Iga Uneo district, which was one of the birthplaces of ninjutsu back in the 12th century. Visit the ninja museum and you might remember some famous Japanese comics. Have a group lunch.
The winding roads will take you to an extraordinary place that is Koya San, a Mecca and the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism. Visit the Okuno-in, a huge cemetery, located in a forest of hundred-year-old 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. Experience the life of the temple, according the monk’s traditions and enjoy a simple but friendly meal.

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Day 9

IZUMO

180 km / 3h00

Enjoy a local breakfast. Departure by ferry to the sacred island of Miyajima. Besides Ootorii door flanked middle of the see, made by wood in camphor and red vermilion lacquered, throughout your walk on the island, you will discover the Itsukushima sanctuary and its pavilions that seem to float on water; an island of an extreme beauty.Have a free lunch.
Early in the afternoon, by beautiful mounting roads and charming Japanese villages for more than two hours, ride towards the Japanese Sea at the other side of Honshu. Free evening and dinner.

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Day 11

KYOTO

235 km / 5h15

Enjoy a local breakfast. Departure for a long ride, fabulous countryside and winding roads to Kyoto’s outskirts. At mid-way have lunch in group.
Arrive at mid day tothe Kinkaku-ji and its stunning garden. Called Golden Pavilion, it is the most visited temple in Japan Let yourself get swept away by the beauty of the building covered in gold leaf and take in the glorious reflections from the side of the lake. Spend the evening and enjoy a meal at a traditional ryokan where you will be able to make the most out of Japanese hospitality, hot spring and culinary delights.

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Day 13

SEKI

180 km / 4h15

Enjoy a local breakfast. You will leave Kyoto heading to Lake Biwa’s shores and winding roads and approaching the mountains to reach Hikone and its castle. Constructed at Edo time between 1603 and 1622, the palace is part of Unesco World Heritage and represents a strong symbol of the feudal Japanese system. Visit of the castle and have free time for lunch.
At the beginning of the afternoon you will continue your way to your next free evening stop. Enjoy city’s nightlife.

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Day 15

TOKYO

240 km / 5h15

Enjoy a local breakfast. This last riding day will be spent towards Kosu Farm along the scenic roads in the Japanese Alps to eventually arrive at Tomioka. This quaint village is home to a former silk mill complex which came about thanks to a business collaboration between France and Japan. It is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Free time to enjoy lunch. End the day by making your way back to Tokyo and returning the motorcycles. Enjoy your evening meal for a dinner on a Yakatabune along Tokyo Bay. Free time to enjoy the night life.

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Day 16

TOKYO

Enjoy a local breakfast and have your free time during the day and at night. A metro pass will be given to you so that you can get about on the Tokyo Metro and explore the places you want to see in famous areas such as Shibuya, Shinjuku with its skyscraper, Roppongi for its nightlife, the crazy and unbelievable fashion district of Harajuku, Kagurazaka the French comer and more, and more ...

    

WHOLE PROGRAMME AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

Road-book

2 500 km

Price & Practical information

price from 4 705,00 € /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 4 705 € /pers.
We reserve YOUR FLIGHT TICKET, BOOK THE BIKE and ACCOMMODATIONS. TO YOUR OWN RHYTHM, MANAGE YOUR DAY.
GROUP from 6 382 € /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 319 €
CoupleNone   532 €Cancellation insurance2,5%
Single1 238 €2 198 €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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