July 2020 (dates TBD)
Cycle the mountains and valleys of Hokkaido, the beautiful north island of Japan: We start in the city of Asahikawa in central Hokkaido, an hour and a half by air from Tokyo. Transfer to magnificent 7,500 foot Mt. Asahi in Daisetsuzan National Park, where you can ride a cable car, enjoy alpine flowers & lakes, optional climb to the summit, and soak in a hot spring bath. Pedal down the mountain through rolling hills and valleys dotted with small towns and patchwork fields. Experience local culture – join a tea ceremony, visit a farm, make a traditional lunch, and savor fresh seafood. Visit an Ainu museum and learn about the indigenous people of Hokkaido. Biking distances 30 – 45 miles a day at a moderate pace. Support van in Hokkaido. Bring your own bike or option to rent.
After flying to Tokyo explore gardens, museums, shrines, temples, and neighborhoods of the Metropolis by subway and on foot. Tour begins in Asahikawa, Hokkaido and ends in Tokyo.
Cost: $3600 per person (double occupancy)
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Photos: Hokkaido & Tokyo