Ninja Tours : Japan Motorcycle Touring

Motorcycle Tours of Japan with English Support
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12 Days/11 Nights: By Popular Request- An Amazing Balanced Riding Adventure up north to Hokkaido!
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An absolutely amazing 12 day tour through central and northern Japan, including multiple evenings in the beautiful island of Hokkaido.

Stay at some of our favorite ryokan hot springs resorts to recharge each night, and enjoy the delicious local delicacies.
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Tokyo to Kusatsu
Day 1
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.

Leaving Tokyo this morning your route takes you northwards towards Nagano. Leaving the expressway, you will meet the first of the winding roads of your trip. As you continue along the Nidoage Toge, enjoy the natural scenery, and then onward to the Nihon Romantic Highway.

A few more scenic windy courses will bring you to the hot springs town of Kusatsu, and the first accommodations of your tour.

Distance is approx 280km, which can be covered in around 5 hours.
Japan motorcyce tour ninjatours tokyo kusatsu old gateway
Japan motorcyce tour ninjatours tokyo kusatsu traditional straw roof house
Japan motorcyce tour ninjatours tokyo kusatsu downtown hot spring town view
Japan motorcyce tour ninjatours tokyo kusatsu road with trees
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcyce tour ninjatours tokyo kusatsu ryokan japanese inn outside view
Japan motorcyce tour ninjatours tokyo kusatsu ryokan traditional inn bedroom japanese style
Japan motorcyce tour ninjatours tokyo kusatsu hot springs onsen bath
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Day 2
Kusatsu to Kashiwazaki
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours twisty roads mount shirane
Today's ride will take you up through Manza ski resort to Mt. Shirane and Shiga Kogen, along some great twisting mountain roads with great scenery.

Continue on past Nozawa Onsen and onwards through mountain passes to your hotel on the Sea of Japan coastline at Kashiwazaki. Sunsets can be brilliant. For those looking for an extra challenge there is an alternate course available.

Distance is approx 205 km, which can be covered in around 4.5 hours.
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours shirane Kashiwazaki
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours shirane Kashiwazaki mountain and roads
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours shirane Kashiwazaki ryokan japanese style bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours shirane Kashiwazaki Kaiseki Ryori traditional dinner
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours shirane Kashiwazaki onsen hot springs bath
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Kashiwazaki to Yunohama
Day 3
Start off the day with a ride along the seaside for about 50km before hoping onto the expressway to bypass Niigata city traffic. Exiting the expressway, today's “intense option” which diverts off into mountains here along Asahi Super Line, can be a very challenging ride. Alternatively continue on one of my favorite seaside rides along the Sea of Japan.

Nothing tricky or technical involved- this is just a very nice cruisy road along the seaside. Nice restaurants and coffee shops, photo spots, etc. along the way to your seaside hotel at Yunohama Onsen. Enjoy a wander along the beach and catch the sunset.

Distance Approx. 250km, 5 hrs riding. Enjoy the rest tonight: some big rides await.

Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kashiwazaki Yunohama bmw R1200 cape coast view
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kashiwazaki Yunohama riding next to the ocean
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kashiwazaki Yunohama bmw motorcycle on coastal road
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kashiwazaki Yunohama view of the coast
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kashiwazaki Yunohama ryokan japanese traditional bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kashiwazaki Yunohama ryokan japanese traditional onsen hot springs bath
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kashiwazaki Yunohama ryokan japanese traditional kaiseki ryori dinner
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Day 4
Yunohama to Lake Tazawa
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kashiwazaki Yunohama ryokan japanese traditional bedroom beautiful vista view of mountains and ocean
Leaving Yunohama you will enjoy a brief ride along the coastline before heading up Chokai Blue Line towards Mt Chokai. Nice ride with some excellent scenery.

From here you will continue along some great winding roads through forests and mountains and on to Lake Tazawa and your lakeside accommodations.

Distance is approx 230 km, which can be covered in around 5 hours.

Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Mt tazawa lake beautiful vista view mountains ocean
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Mt tazawa lake beautiful vista view mountains ocean  bmw R1250 GS
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Mt tazawa lake beautiful vista view plains  bmw R1250 GS
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Mt tazawa ryokan traditional bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Mt tazawa ryokan onsen hot springs traditional bath
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Mt tazawa ryokan kaiseki ryori dinner
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Tazawa to Hokkaido Hakodate
Day 5
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tazawa Hokkaido Hakodate Hachimantai Ducati Multistrada 1200
Today is quite a long ride, but it does include a nice ride up past Mt. Hachimantai and Lake Towada to the Aomori ferry terminal, where you will board the ferry to Hakodate.

The trip will take 8.5 hours. Your Hotel in Hakodate is a short ride from the Ferry.

Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tazawa Hokkaido Hakodate mountains and trees
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tazawa Hokkaido Hakodate Hachimantai rice paddy fields and straw roof house
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tazawa Hokkaido Hakodate ryokan traditional japanese bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tazawa Hokkaido Hakodate ryokan traditional japanese hot springs resort onsen
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tazawa Hokkaido Hakodate ryokan traditional japanese kaiseki Ryori dinner
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Day 6
Hokkaido Hakodate to Hokkaido Shakotan
Today we will follow the road along Ono River valley and on to Ezura river valley to the Hokkaido west coast. The route continues along the coast to Miyano and then turns inland to Kita Hiyama hot springs and then continues on along the coast line to Benkei Cape, Benten Island and Shimami Coast to your hotel for the day.

Distance is approx 340 km, which can be covered in around 6 hours.

Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours hokkaido hakodate shakotan coastal view of rocks and cape
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours hokkaido hakodate shakotan hot springs and view of ocean
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours hokkaido hakodate shakotan Benkei cape river view
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours hokkaido hakodate shakotan ryokan traditional Japanese style bedroom
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours hokkaido hakodate shakotan ryokan bath
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours hokkaido hakodate shakotan ryokan kaiseki ryori
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Hokkaido Shakotan to Hokkaido Kitami
Day 7
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido shakotan kitami field of beautiful flowers
Leaving the hotel today, you will briefly continue along the coast to Otaru, bypassing Sapporo and on to Katsurazawa Dam and Furano Ski fields.

Stop for a look at the famous flower farms en-route and ride the famous Roller Coaster Road. Then on to your Hotel for today. Nice easy cruising roads and good sight seeing.

Distance is approx 370 km, which can be covered in around 6 hours.
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido shakotan kitami rollercoaster road start point sign
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido shakotan kitami rollercoaster road seen from a distance
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido shakotan kitami ryokan japanese traditional bedroom
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido shakotan kitami ryokan kaiseki ryori
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido shakotan kitami ryokan onsen hot springs bath
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Day 8
Hokkaido Kitami to Hokkaido Kushiro
Today's roads are easy cruising and scenic. Leaving the hotel, the route travels past Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park which is well worth a brief stop and on to Lake Saroma and Lake Notoro and Lake Abashiri.

Route continues to Bihoro Pass past Lake Kussharo and Akkeshi to your hotel in Kushiro.

Distance is approx 290 km, which can be covered in around 6 hours.
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours hokkaido kitami Kushiro windmill and field of tulips
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours hokkaido kitami Kushiro lake sarona afternoon view
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours hokkaido kitami Kushiro
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours hokkaido kitami Kushiro ryokan traditional japanese bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours hokkaido kitami Kushiro ryokan onsen hot springs bath
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours hokkaido kitami Kushiro ryokan kaiseki ryori dinner
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Hokkaido Kushiro to Ferry Terminal Tomokamai
Day 9
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido kushiro to ferry tomokamai pretty canal view
Enjoy a relaxing ride along the coast to the ferry which will depart at 18:45 in the afternoon.

The ride is approx. 350km so you will have time to enjoy the sights and enjoy an early dinner before embarking on your overnight Ferry.

Distance can be covered in around 6.5 hours.
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido kushiro to ferry tomokamai coastal view with nmountains in the distance
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours hokkaido kushiro to ferry tomokamai mountain roads and bridge
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Ferry Terminal Sendai to Bandai
Day 10
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours inawashiro mountain road riding
Your overnight ferry will arrive at Sendai port at about 10:30. From the ferry, you will take a very short ride along the expressway before heading into the mountains and a great ride along the Zao Echo Line.

Mt. Zao is a very popular ski area famous for volcanos, hot springs and scenery. The road is challenging in places but is worth the effort. This is followed by an easy cruise through some lower mountain passes, or a more exciting spectacular ride up the Azuma Bandai Skyline (time permitting) which will lead you to your onsen mountain hotel.

Distance is approx 260 km, which can be covered in around 5.5 hours.
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours inawashiro mountain road riding with trees
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours inawashiro nighttime view of the moonlight
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Day 11
Mt. Bandai to Nikko
If you feel like you need to ride the Bandai Azuma Skyline again (or try it for the first time because you missed it yesterday) go ahead. Either way, you will end up on the Azuma Bandai Lake Line, a nicely wooded winding country road, and on along the Bandai G Line which winds down the mountain past ski fields and resorts towards Lake Inawahiro.

Continue on to Ouchi Juku Historic village for some sightseeing if you are inclined. Ride to Mt. Jeans and onward to Nasu Kogen to another strategically located Coffee Shop in Nasu where you can take a brief break from riding. As you continue onward riding through attractive rural farming areas, you are heading for the Nichinan Momoji Line and Hunter Mountain ski field to your hotel in Nikko, a famous onsen and World Heritage site.

Total Distance approx. 300km Riding time 5-6 hrs.

Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours bandai nikko mountain road on BMW R1200
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours bandai nikko  roadside with other motorcycles on BMW R1200
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours bandai nikko shady picnic area for luncj
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations included with Dinner and Breakfast served! (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours bandai nikko ryokan traditional japanese bedroom
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours bandai nikko ryokan dinner kaiseki ryori
Japan motorcycle rentals ninjatours bandai nikko ryokan hot springs onsen
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Nikko to Tokyo
Day 12
Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tour Nikko Toshogu
Last day today, so enjoy some sightseeing in Nikko before heading back to Tokyo. We have some alternate routes available for those wanting more twisties, or an easy relaxed ride into Tokyo to suit your preference.

Distance Approx 180km Riding Time about 2.5hrs.
Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tour Nikko famous Shinkyo bridge
Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tour famous Nikko Kegon falls
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Price List and Motorcycle Selection

All prices INCLUDE 10 total nights Standard accommodations (with dinner and breakfast) and one overnight ferry ride, 12 days of 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

662,560~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

754,400~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

742,100~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Yamaha MT-09 ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha MT-09 ABS

645,340~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Aprilia Shiver 750V Twin

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Shiver 750V Twin

639,805~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Kawasaki 1000 Ninja (Touring Edition)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Kawasaki 1000 Ninja Touring Edition

645,340~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Benelli TRE-K 1130

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Benelli TRE-K 1130

669,940~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

732,260~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

747,020~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS

742,100~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Yamaha MT-07 ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha MT-07 ABS

615,205~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Honda CB650F ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Honda CB650F ABS

611,515~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Kawasaki W800 Cafe

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Kawasaki W800 Cafe

625,045~ 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