Ninja Tours : Japan Motorcycle Touring

Motorcycle Tours of Japan with English Support
Japan Motorcycle Tours Ninjatours Mt Fuji at sunrise

The Experienced Riders Tour 4 Days/3 Nights: The RIDE is more important than the destination! (Late Spring - Autumn bookings ok!)

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Have you already been to Japan's famous sightseeing spots? Maybe you are really focused on experiencing more of the best riding in the country? If so, you've come to the right place! This tours has fun, technical riding sections, so stay focused and enjoy the intensity!

Of course, we can adjust the difficulty of the ride based on your desired level, so please let us know if you want a slightly more merciful course!


Special thanks to Steve C., who enjoyed this course last season, and provided photos and commentary!
Day 1
Tokyo to Okuhida
As you depart from Tokyo this morning your route will take you along the northern side of Mt. Fuji and on toward the Southern Alps and Lake Suwa. Leaving the Expressway at Lake Suwa you will continue along twisty mountain roads toward Mt Kirigamine and on to the famous Venus Line which climbs and winds it’s way toward Utsukushigahara highlands and Matsumoto.

The route includes the lower sections of Venus Line before diverting off towards Takayama and the Southern Alps. From there you will enjoy the ride which winds its way up the Nomugi Highway, a beautiful scenic cruise, past Mountain Lakes and passes, past Mt. Norikura and on to your Ryokan Hotel.

Total distance approx 340s and 5 hours of riding

"Off the expressway into the woods was great, every 100m was completely different to the last. Tracks were only the width of a small Japanese car, some of the road was clear and dry, other parts were wet, holes, bumps, tree debris etc which left only a very narrow patch to navigate. At times when there was no barrier and it was a steep 12 ft into the river or endless amount to the bottom on the mountain.
You wanted to look everywhere, but couldn't take your eyes off the road"
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours tokyo kiso intense ride roadside by farm
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours tokyo kiso intense ride  tree lined scary road
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tokyo Kiso ryokan entrance
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tokyo Kiso ryokan hot springs onsen
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Tokyo Kiso ryokan traditional bedroom
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Day 2
Okuhida to Matsunoyama Onsen
A relaxing day of riding, 288km, will take 5-6 hours of riding. You will be riding along Arimine Rindo, an awesome road. Ride along the Sea of Japan coastline to your accommodations
"A nice start to the day with plenty of flowing roads along the rivers, broken up by tunnel repair works for the occasional breather. Coming off the main roads and into sunshine filled countryside with small farming villages and a different type of view for the afternoon, passing the occasional shrine and stopping off at the cable car station for a stretch and the beautiful delight that is a hot coffee from a vending machine. Towards the end of the day, the Sea of Japan on the west coast came in to view which was very exciting to realise you have made it across the country already."
japan motorcycle tours ninjatours intense riders okuhida matsunoyama mountainside road
japan motorcycle tours ninjatours intense riders okuhida matsunoyama mountainside road with vista view
Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
japan motorcycle tours ninjatours intense riders okuhida matsunoyama ryokan traditional bedroom
japan motorcycle tours ninjatours intense riders okuhida matsunoyama kaiseki ryori
japan motorcycle tours ninjatours intense riders okuhida matsunoyama onsen hot springs
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Day 3
Matsunoyama Onsen to Inawashiro
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsunoyama onsen inawashiro parked by tea farm
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsunoyama onsen inawashiro tori gate temple
This will take something out of you- 293km, with about 6 hours of focused riding. This is a BIG ride. Start off with a ride on the Aonuma Skyline. This is only about 25km, but its very narrow, tight roads. A good challenging ride! Then you will ride through the Aizu National Park, quite beautiful twisty mountain road, the whole way, then up to Lake Hibara- all local roads, and stay focused!. You will have earned a hot soak in the hot springs awaiting you.
"…The roads around the lakes could not have had any more corners in them if they tried, it was twist after turn after hairpin, again and again for almost the entire day. The lake was spectacular in the sunshine, however full concentration was required to navigate the complex route.

As per the previous days, the road conditions changed frequently with wet leafy patches, drainage gulleys and step drop-offs down the mountain. The final stretch took some time, through a local town and onto a simple hotel set on the edge of another beautiful lake."

Accommodations: Standard class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsunoyama onsen inawashiro ryokan bedroom view
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsunoyama onsen inawashiro hot springs
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsunoyama onsen inawashiro traditional dinner
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Day 4
Inawashiro to Tokyo
Final day- 306km, About 6 hours of riding- Ride down the Bandai Gold Line down past Lake Inawashiro, a scenic ride through the countryside. Then, onward to Mt. Jeans and through Nasu Kogen for one last set of twisty roads, on to the expressway and back to Tokyo by 1600
"…it was a good couple of hours on the final twistys before heading back to the expressway bound for Tokyo. Every corner you didn’t want it to end as you knew the trip was coming to an end, and suddenly realised how quickly the week had gone and how much ground you had covered, riding from East to West and back again. Coming back to the buzz of the city was exciting as you’re riding in Tokyo, but deep down you wish you could just turn around and do it all again!"
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsunoyama onsen inawashiro parked valley view
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours matsunoyama onsen inawashiro rushcorp shop
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Price List and Motorcycle Selection

All prices INCLUDE 3 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

183,771~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

211,883~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

208,658~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Yamaha MT-09 ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha MT-09 ABS

179,256~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Aprilia Shiver 750V Twin

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Shiver 750V Twin

177,805~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Kawasaki 1000 Ninja (Touring Edition)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Kawasaki 1000 Ninja Touring Edition

179,256~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Benelli TRE-K 1130

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Benelli TRE-K 1130

185,706~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

206,078~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

209,948~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS

208,658~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Yamaha MT-07 ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha MT-07 ABS

171,355~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Honda CB650F ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Honda CB650F ABS

170,388~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Kawasaki W800 Cafe

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Kawasaki W800 Cafe

173,935~ 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