Ninja Tours : Japan Motorcycle Touring

Motorcycle Tours of Japan with English Support
Japan Motorcycle Tours Ninjatours Mt Fuji at sunrise
NEW! Izu, Toba, Kyoto (2 nights!), Maizuru, Fukui, Takayama, Matsumoto, Mt. Fuji Balanced Riding Tour 10 Days/9 Nights: A perfect ride for all skill levels.
First time visitors to Japan love this tour. The perfect balance between great riding and sightseeing some of the iconic spots around Japan.

Great to experience from early to late in the riding season!
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Tokyo to Nishi Izu
Day 1
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After a bit of easy street riding to get used to your motorcycle, you will be leaving Tokyo on a brief stretch of highway. First-timer to Japan, and can't read any Japanese traffic signs? No worries! We set up your navigation unit with a special set of waypoints that guide you out of the city in the easiest to understand way, using the least crowded roads.

After leaving Tokyo, you will be off to local roads leading to the Ashinoko Skyline which winds along the mountain range, giving great views of both Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi and Hakone.

Stop at Hakone lakeside and then continue along Izu Skyline, another very scenic mountain cruising road with many photo spots, and on to Shuzenji, a beautiful hot springs village.

From there your course continues along the Nishi Izu Skyline and on to your seaside hotel in the coastal village of Toi. Time permitting check out the historic gold mine there.
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Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours tokyo nishi izu ryokan entrance
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours tokyo nishi izu ryokan traditional bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours tokyo nishi izu ryokan onsen hot springs
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Day 2
Nishi Izu to Toba
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Your course begins with a beautiful coastal ride before a quick jump on the Tomei Expressway to Lake Hamana. Stop at some of the many rest areas along the highways for coffee before exiting to the coastal route to Irago Port.

Irago is where you will catch a car ferry for a one hour ferry ride to Toba. It's a pleasant scenic cruise and a good time to relax.

From Toba, time permitting take the Ise Shima Skyline to the famous Ise JIngu Shrine for some sightseeing, or take the Pearl Road along the coast directly to your hotel for the afternoon ocean views. Total Distance is approx 320km and it will take about 5 hrs of riding time.
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Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
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Day 3 and Day 4
Toba to Kyoto
As you leave your seaside hotel today your route takes a mountain course along past Ise Shrine. In order to maximize your time in Kyoto today’s a quick expressway section will take you on a fairly direct course to Yunohama onsen and along the Suzuka Skyline, which runs along mountain tops and is a fun twisting winding road.

Continue on to your Hotel in Kyoto where you can enjoy the great variety of sights and sounds the city is famous for. A variety of alternate routes are available for those looking for a more challenging ride today.

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Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
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japan motorcycle tours ninjatours toba kyoto ryokan kaiseki ryori dinner
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Kyoto to Maizuru
Day 5
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As you leave Kyoto this morning your route will take to the Mt Hiei Driveway, a scenic winding course, up to Mt. Hiei and Kokuho-den. Continue down Oku Hei Driveway down to Lake Biwa. Cross the lake on a scenic bridge, and continue along the shoreline of Lake Biwa and past Hikone Castle.

Continue along the shoreline and on to Oku-biwako Parkway, and enjoy the lakeside scenery in an area famous for its cherry blossoms (when in season). Several cafes and restaurants are available for a lunch break along the route. Leaving the lakeside, the route continues along country roads towards the Japan Sea. Stop for a quick sightseeing break at Kumagawa Juku, a working historic village, before a quick expressway run to your seaside hotel in Maizuru where many sightseeing options await you.

Total Distance is approx 270km and it will take about 5 hours.
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Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours kyoto maizuru cherry blossoms
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours kyoto maizuru traditional shopping street
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours kyoto maizuru ryokan hot springs bath
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours kyoto maizuru ryokan traditional bedroom
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours kyoto maizuru ryokan hot springs bath
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Day 6
Maizuru to Fukui Onsen via Wakasa Bay
Leaving your hotel today you are heading along the coastal road toward the five lakes area, Mikata Goko, which includes rides along the Mikata Goko Rainbow line, an enjoyable scenic winding road through the lakes and mountains and some nice photo spots. You will then continue on along the coast towards Fukui.

There are lots of coffee spots along the route or stop at Toujinbou for a coffee and some photos before continuing on to your mountain hotel in Yamanaka Onsen. Time permitting take a look at the Kakusenkei Gorges.

Total Distance is approx 290km and it will take 4.5-5 hrs riding time.
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Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours maizuru fukui onsen riding in autumn
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours maizuru fukui onsen ryokan bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours maizuru fukui onsen ryokan hot springs bath
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours maizuru fukui onsen ryokan kaiseki ryori dinner
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Fukui to Hida Takayama via Shirakawago
Day 7
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Today's route will take you either along the Hakusan Shirakawa White Road (if it is open for traffic) or to the Eihei-ji Temple which dates back to the 12th Century and on to Kuzuryu valley to Lake Kuzuryu.

From there follow along the riverside to the shoreline of Miboro Lake and the Shio River. It's an interesting easy cruise from here to the World Heritage renowned Shirakawago Historic Village. No doubt you will want to spend some time here. Your hotel in Takayama is approx. 50km from Shirakawago and about 50 minutes riding. We also have a more challenging route for those looking for more adventure.

Total Distance today about 280km and it will take about 4.5hrs plus sightseeing time.
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Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
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Day 8
Hida Takayama to Matsumoto
Todays ride to Matsumoto, while very picturesque, is only approx. 150km to allow some extra time to enjoy morning sightseeing in Takayama.

Heading along mountain roads though small villages and mountain passes, detour towards Fukuji onsen and on to the Shin Hotaka Ropeway, which is highly recommended, or continue on past Kami Kochi National park and Azuza Lake to Matsumoto Castle.

Kami Kochi is a beautiful mountain park and is highly recommended, however one needs to adjust timing to allow 3-4hrs spent there. Matsumoto Castle is also a recommended photo spot.

Your Hotel is about 15minutes ride from the castle.
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Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours takayama matsumoto ryokan
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours takayama matsumoto ryokan traditional bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours takayama matsumoto ryokan hot springs
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Matsumoto to Mt Fuji
Day 9
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We have two options for today but this is the most popular. Leaving your hotel in Matsumoto, you will ride into the mountains and up to Lake Misuzu and continue along the Utsukushigahara Skyline. This twisty winding road will get you warmed up before turning on to the famous Venus Line, which is a great road with some outstanding scenery.

Take a brief stop at the Utsukushigahara rest area, which is at 2000m, for a quick coffee and some great photos. Continuing along Venus Line you will wind your way down to Mt. Kirigame and on to Lake Suwa. This really is a great ride and you are sure to remember it.

The ride continues along the expressway before diverting with a brief excursion along Misaka Michi for some great views of Mt. Fuji. Your hotel is a short ride from here.

Total Distance is approx 270km. And it will take about 5 hours riding time.
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Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsumoto fuji ryokan entrance
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Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsumoto fuji ryokan hot springs bath
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Day 10
Mt Fuji to Tokyo
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You can have a relaxed start to the day, enjoy some of the many sightseeing attractions around Mt. Fuji and then follow some nice winding roads to Lake Sagami and then back onto the expressway to Tokyo.

Distance is Approx. 150km and it will take 2.5 to 3hrs depending on road conditions.

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Price List and Motorcycle Selection

All prices INCLUDE 9 nights standard accommodations (with dinner and breakfast), motorcycle rental with insurance, pre-programmed English navi unit, ETC Card rental and luggage. Additional charges and /or toll fees may apply. Appropriate riding wear required (helmets, jackets, gloves etc. available for hire.)

Yamaha Tracer 900 GT ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha Tracer 900 GT ABS

477,496~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

547,658~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

538,433~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Yamaha MT-09 ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha MT-09 ABS

464,581~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Aprilia Shiver 750V Twin

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Shiver 750V Twin

460,430~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Kawasaki 1000 Ninja (Touring Edition)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Kawasaki 1000 Ninja Touring Edition

464,581~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Benelli TRE-K 1130

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Benelli TRE-K 1130

483,031~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

531,053~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

542,123~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS

538,433~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Yamaha MT-07 ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha MT-07 ABS

441,980~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Honda CB650F ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Honda CB650F ABS

439,213~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Kawasaki W800 Cafe

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Kawasaki W800 Cafe

449,360~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

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Included with ALL Tour Packages…
  • Accommodations (private room) with dinner and breakfast
  • Motorcycle rental with Insurance coverage
  • Motorcycle luggage (Panniers and/or top box, tank bags)
  • Navigation Unit with fully pre-programmed course, made by our expert rider
  • Tourist Guide for visiting Japan
  • Japanese Street Sign Guide in English
  • Safety and Orientation Briefing in English
  • Daily messaging with our staff to make sure you are having a great time!
  • 24 Hour Emergency Support in English
Not Included…
  • Fuel
  • Lunch and Snacks
  • Toll Fees (pre-paid discount option avallable)
  • Tour Guide* (We don't recommend it because it's expensive, restrictive, and a bit too dull. Even first-time visitors who can't understand any Japanese have a great time with our tours!)
  • Support Vehicle* (we can help coordinate shipment of your suitcases and bags)
  • Helmets*, Gloves*, Riding Jackets*, Boots
*can be arranged with a surcharge