Japan – Cherry Blossoms and Mt. Fuji

Motorcycle Tour in Japan 2017

April 8 – 21, 2017

Our Japan – Cherry Blossoms and Mt. Fuji Adventure is a 14-day motorcycle tour in Japan that starts and ends in Kyoto and features Japan’s famous cherry blossoms as well as one of its most popular attractions – Mount Fuji. Riders will enjoy a two-week immersion into this captivating environment, riding stunning rural Japanese roads, staying in traditional Japanese hotels and guest houses and enjoying delicious Japanese cuisine.

This exciting motorcycle tour is filled with carefully selected attractions that will fulfill the promise of a truly premium-level Japanese motorcycling experience. We hope that you enjoy reading the daily updates about our Japan – Cherry Blossoms and Mt Fuji Adventure.

First tour day, arrival in Kyoto

Here we are in the land of the rising sun! All of the group members arrived a day or so before the start of the tour to enjoy one of Japan's most beautiful [...]

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First riding day

At 8:30am (just in time!) it stopped raining and we were heading out for a wonderful day! We experienced the first tiny, narrow and extremely twisty mountain roads, rode through backcountry villages with [...]

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Second riding day (Wakayama to Kochi)

A day for the early birds! Several rounds of sake yesterday night at dinner didn't really make it easier to get up early this morning... Breakfast at 6:30 h in order to catch [...]

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Day four – Kochi to Region of Hiroshima

The rain didn't prevent us from enjoying the cherry blossom - we arrived in Hiroshima and went out for a Shabu Shabu dinner after a great riding day!

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Day five – rest day in Hiroshima

After the long riding and the tasty Shabu Shabu dinner yesterday (similar to our meat fondue in broth), everybody was happy to sleep in a bit today! However, with the sun out there's [...]

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Day six – Hiroshima to Matsue

Cloudless sky, great roads, amazing scenery and culture - what else do you want? We left Hiroshima with the best impression: a friendly town with friendly people! Our ride took us to Honshu's [...]

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Day seven – North coast from Matsue to Takena

We are diving deeper into the country and its culture! After last night's first dinner in traditional Japanese Yukkatas we were looking forward to today's riding... The north coast of Japan's main island [...]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: Japan Cherry Blossoms 2017|0 Comments

Day eight – from Takeno to Awara

After a super-calm night we were ready for today's great riding! 37 miles of twisties took us to the coast and the "Bridge of Heaven" - that's how "Amanohashidate" translates. A 2-mile long [...]

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Day nine – from Awara to Takayama

Again the sun was smiling on us and after we navigated out of the city of Awara (famous for its Onsens), we were entering the Japanese Alps, which divide the island of Honshu. [...]

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Day ten – Takayama to Mt.Fuji

We took off at 8:30 am and headed for Matsumoto. Leaving Takayama, we could see lots of private homes with beautifully arranged gardens - certainly one of the most characteristic sights in Japan! [...]

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Day eleven – rest day at Mt. Fuji

All night long the rain storm kept going - at 7 am we looked out of our hotel room windows AND THERE HE WAS! With 12,388 ft Japan's highest mountain, the perfect example [...]

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Day twelve – from Mt. Fuji to Toba

Our longest riding day! We had to cover over 190 miles plus a one-hour ferry ride. After a last glance at Mt. Fuji (who covered his head today) we turned west and dove [...]

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Japan Cherry Blossoms 2017|0 Comments

Day thirteen – from Toba to Kyoto

What a last riding day! We left our wonderful hotel at 9am and cruised along the scenic coast line. 124 miles were waiting for us and the weather was perfect. We had decided [...]

April 21st, 2017|Categories: Japan Cherry Blossoms 2017|0 Comments