Ninja Tours : Japan Motorcycle Touring

Motorcycle Tours of Japan with English Support
Japan Motorcycle Tours Ninjatours Mt Fuji at sunrise
DELUXE RIDERS Tour 8 Days/7 Nights with DELUXE class accommodations : Fun and challenging for experienced riders! Upgraded Accommodations, too!
Stacks Image 1423
If you are an experienced rider looking for more of a challenge, you've come to the right place! There is a fair amount of technical riding required, so stay focused and enjoy the intensity!

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!
Day 1
Tokyo to Matsumoto
As you leave Tokyo in your rear view mirror your route will travel along the Chuo expressway passing by Mt.Fuji (stop for a photo) and continue onwards towards Nagano and Lake Suwa. Leaving the expressway behind at Suwa you are heading for the hills and up to Mt Kirigame. Stop for a quick coffee at Kirigamine Rest area before turning onto the famous Venus Line heading towards Tabira Pass and on to Utsukushigarhara rest area which is at 2000m and offers great views, good coffee and ice cream.

Continue on along the Venus Line and turn onto the Utsukushigahara Skyline which is a fun narrow winding mountain road heading to Misuzu Lake. From Misuzu Lake, the route continues down hill towards Matsumoto.

Stop for some brief sightseeing and photos at Matsumoto Castle before continuing on to your Ryokan Hotel which is about 10 minutes riding from the castle.

Japan Motorcycle Tour ninjatours BMW R1250 parking and plains view
Japan Motorcycle Tour ninjatours BMW R1250 plains view
Japan Motorcycle Tour ninjatours BMW R1250 venus line start point
Japan Motorcycle Tour ninjatours BMW R1250 plains view rocks
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour matsumoto ninjatours ryokan external view
Japan motorcycle tour matsumoto ninjatours ryokan bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour matsumoto ninjatours ryokan onsen hot springs
Stacks Image 408
Day 2
Matsumoto to Fukui
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kuzaryu valley switchback roads
Leaving your hotel the route heads towards Takayama and the Southern Alps along the Nomugi Highway, a beautiful scenic scenic cruise, past Mountain Lakes and passes, past Mt. Norikura and on to Takayama. Stop for a quick look at the Historic old town, before continuing on the Historic Shirakawago Village, a World Heritage site. It is well worth spending a little time here if you feel inclined.

Then cruise along the Shio River and lake Midoro Lake a picturesque river- lake side course and onto the expressway for a short period before exiting to the Kuzaryu valley and onwards to Eihei-ji Temple which dates back to the 12th Century. Alternatively ride the famous Shirakawago White Line if it is open. Continue to your hotel in the Village of Yamanaka onsen.

Total Distance is Approx 340km and it will take approx 5.5hrs plus rest time.

Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Kuzaryu valley mountain roads in autumn
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours gassho village world heritage
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours ryokan Fukui bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours ryokan Fukui onsen hot springs indoor
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours ryokan Fukui dinner kaiseki
Stacks Image 402
Day 3
Fukui to Maizuru
Your ride today includes a coastal cruise along the Sea of Japan firstly to Toujinbou and then onwards to Mikatagoko (Five Lakes) area, this includes an attractive ride with some great sightseeing and photo spots.

Ride along the Mikatago Rainbow line, a scenic route winding between the lakes and coastal mountains and on toward Maizuru. Stop for a break and take some photos at Maizuru or Amanohashidate before continuing on to your hotel.

Total Distance today is approx 270km and it will take about 4.5 hours riding time.
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours mitakagoko lake view
japan motorcycle tours ninjatours red ornimental gate
Japan motorycle tours ninjatours road to toujinbou autumn
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Maizuru ryokan bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Maizuru ryokan onsen hot springs bath
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Maizuru ryokan kaiseki dinner
Stacks Image 572
Day 4
Maizuru to Izumo
Japan motorcycle tours ninjaours funaya islands with hairpin turn
From your hotel today your course takes you to Funaya, a beautiful seaside fishing port famous for its boathouses and scenery. Continue along the coastline past Kyoga Misaki lighthouse to Yuhigaura onsen and on to the coastal fishing port of Kasumi.

As the ride continues along past the Tottori Sand Dunes, stop for a break at the way pointed coffee shop. Ride past Lake Koyama and Togo Lake, and then you are done with the seaside riding for today. Your course veers inland towards Mt. Daisen. The Oyama loop is a twisty mountain road with some great views and its a fun ride. Your route then continues along easy cruising country roads to your secluded onsen hotel.

Total Distance is approx 330km and will take about 5 hours of riding.
Japan motorcycle tours ninjaours Daisen mountain road
Japan motorcycle tours ninjaours Izumo bridges over river
Japan motorcycle tours ninjaours kasumi coastal fishing port
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcyle tour ninjatours onsen hot springs bath Izumo
Japan motorcyle tour ninjatours ryokan bedroom Izumo
Japan motorcyle tour ninjatours ryokan bedroom Izumo
Stacks Image 597
Day 5
Izumo to Shikoku - Iya
Take a quick visit to the famous Izumo Taisha Shirne if you have interest. From there you will ride from the west coast across the country to the Inland sea and on to Shikoku via Shimanami Kaido. It's a scenic road which runs along an island chain linking Honshu to Imabari on Shikoku Island- a nice ride.

From Imabari you will continue along a coastal route before heading into the mountains at Niihama along the Besshi and Dosan lines which are fun challenging mountain courses along the Dozan river. Continue on to your onsen hotel in the beautiful Iya Valley.

Its a pretty big ride, about 380km and it will take 6.5-7hrs riding.
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Shikoku mountains red bridge
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Shikoku mountains with white bridge
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Shikoku mountains rock park
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Shikoku mountains over ocean view
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours ryokan Shikoku bedroom
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours ryokan Shikoku onsen hot springs bath
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours ryokan Shikoku kaiseki ryori dinner
Stacks Image 643
Day 6
Shikoku to Arima Onsen via Kobe
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours Iya Valley view of mountains
The best possible start to the day is a ride up the picturesque Iya valley and onwards to Oku Iya Kazuta vine bridge which is worth a quick stop for photos. From here the road winds its way up to Mt Tsurugi. The roads are challenging but road surfaces are great and it is great fun. The view is awesome from the top.

After a quick coffee at Mt Tsurugi you begin the spectacular ride down the mountain. Take care not to run off the road while staring at the view; this is one of my favorite roads and riders will remember it well. As you wind your way down the valley, the road becomes an easy cruise to Tokushima, where you will join the expressway crossing over the Onaruto Bridge to Awaji Island.

Stop at the Awaji Rest area for a short break and some photos of the Akashi Kaikyo bridge and continue on past Kobe to your ryokan Hotel at Arima Onsen. Distance is approx 270km and it will take about 5hrs of riding.

Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours Akashi Kaikyo rope bridge
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours arima onsen shopping street
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan Motorcycle Tours  Arima Onsen Ryokan bedroom
Japan Motorcycle Tours  Arima Onsen Ryokan hot springs bath
Japan Motorcycle Tours  Arima Onsen Ryokan kaiseki Ryori traditional dinner
Day 7
Arima Onsen to Shizuoka
Today's ride starts with a run along the expressway bypassing the congestion and traffic around Kyoto and Nagoya to Lake Hamana. From Hamana you will once again head for the hills and the Southern Alps.

The roads are for the most part easy cruising but narrow and very twisty in places with good road surfaces. You will climb towards the Oi river and follow it into the mountains to your ryokan hotel. The location is very quiet and peaceful; we suggest taking a walk to check out the scenery also.

Total Distance is approx 380km and it will take approx 5.5hrs.

Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours Oi river bridge crossing
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours oi river road with view of mountains
Japan motorcycle tour ninjatours twisty mountain road with trees
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations (upgrades available upon request)
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours Shizuoka ryokan bedroom
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours Shizuoka kaiseki ryori dinner
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours Shizuoka onsen hot springs
Stacks Image 714
Day 8
Shizuoka to Tokyo
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours Shizuoka Lake Yamanaka
As you leave from your mountain hotel the road will continue to climb and wind it’s way up to Ikawa Lake. Continue down and along the Abe river and onto a short expressway ride before exiting again and heading for the Mt. Fuji Evergreen Line, which runs along the lower slopes of Mt Fuji.

Stop for some photos of Mt Fuji. Continue on to Lake Yamanaka and Lake Sagami. Join the Expressway for a final ride into Tokyo. Total Distance is about 270km and it will take approx. 4.5-5hrs riding time.

Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours Shizuoka Lake Sagami
Japan motorcycle tours ninjatours fork in the road Tokyo shizuoka
Stacks Image 351

Price List and Motorcycle Selection

All prices INCLUDE 7 nights DELUXE 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

451,412~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

507,936~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

500,656~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Yamaha MT-09 ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha MT-09 ABS

441,220~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Aprilia Shiver 750V Twin

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Shiver 750V Twin

437,944~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Kawasaki 1000 Ninja (Touring Edition)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Kawasaki 1000 Ninja Touring Edition

441,220~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Benelli TRE-K 1130

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Benelli TRE-K 1130

455,780~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

494,832~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

503,568~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring ABS

500,656~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Yamaha MT-07 ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha MT-07 ABS

423,384~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Honda CB650F ABS

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Honda CB650F ABS

421,200~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Kawasaki W800 Cafe

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Kawasaki W800 Cafe

429,208~ Yen
Includes Insurance, Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast

Stacks Image 1403
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