Ninja Tours : Japan Motorcycle Touring

Motorcycle Tours of Japan with English Support
Japan Motorcycle Tours Ninjatours Mt Fuji at sunrise
NEW! Couple's 8 Days DELUXE Romantic Northern Tour from Tokyo to Nikko, Inawashiro, Yunohama, Lake Tazawa, Ginzan Onsen, Bandai, Matsunoyama, and back to Tokyo!*

*single riders can book, too!

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Romantic Japan motorcycle touring

Here it is- A specially optimized romantic route for couples that pairs a fully customized course for 2 up riding with delightful sightseeing.

Romantic Japan motorcycle touring fun
A short list of the best Deluxe Class Japanese inn hot spring ryokans for exquisite dining experiences and romantic evenings every night.
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You and your partner will ride on the roads we scouted ourselves, and stay at deluxe accommodations that we noted as being particularly delightful. Every aspect of your tour is customized to your preferences, skill and desired experience. From the start of your trip planning to the time you finish touring and leave our Tokyo offices, your personal coordinator is just an email or phone call away.
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Tokyo to Nikko

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.
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Japan motorcycle touring ninjatours lake ashinoko
The trip will start with an easy ride along the expressway before veering off onto local roads. You will soon be riding alongside a river as the road continues into the foothills surrounding Nikko National Park.

The roads are winding and scenic with a few tighter places to keep your attention. As you continue on an upward climb, you will be on the Iro Hazaka, a famous winding road leading to the beautiful Lake Ashinoko. There are many lakeside restaurants etc at which you can take a break before carrying on to your lakeside hotel.
Visit the world famous Toshogu Shrine, a World Heritage site, and enjoy the atmosphere of this very popular town.

Total distance approx.190km, and will take about 3.5-4hrs riding time.
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Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations for 2 with private hot springs bathing facilities, as well as dinner and breakfast!
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Day 2
Nikko to Inawashiro
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Leaving Nikko, your route winds gently up into the Nikko National Park and onwards to the Nichiei-non Momiji Line, and climbs past the Hunter Mountain Ski Resort.
As you continue onwards toward Nasu Kogen, the roads are easy cruising and will show you the local rural lifestyle.

Stop at one of our favorite coffee shops in Nasu Kogen, and ride up to the Nasu Ropeway for some great views if time permits.
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The road continues along some fun twisty roads to Mt. Jeans and onwards to the historic Japanese village of Ouchi Juku for some sightseeing.

Your hotel, located at a lovely spot on the side of a river, is about a 20 minute ride from here. Total distance is around 220km and 4hrs of riding time.
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations for 2 with private hot springs bathing facilities, as well as dinner and breakfast!
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Inawashiro to Yunohama

Day 3

A really fun ride awaits you today. First, a ride towards Mt Bandai on the the Bandai Gold Line, which winds its way up past ski fields on excellent mountain roads. From there, it’s on to Lake Hibara, nestled in the mountains. We have another favorite cafe here. As you ride along the shores of Lake Hibara and climb towards Mt Nishi Agatsuma, the road gets significantly more twisty. It's great fun and the scenery is great on a nice day.
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As the road begins to dip down the mountain, you are back in easy cruising mode and heading towards the Sea of Japan coastline.
Continue on along one of my favorite seaside rides. Nothing tricky or technical involved-this is just a very nice road along the seaside.

Nice restaurants, cafes and photo spots along the way to your seaside hotel at Yunohama Onsen. Enjoy a wander along the beach and catch the sunset.

Total distance approx. 280km, which is about 5hrs of riding time.
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Japan motorcycle touring ninjatours cafe yunohama ocean view
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations for 2 with private hot springs bathing facilities, as well as dinner and breakfast!
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Day 4
Yunohama to Lake Tazawa
Back on the road today, you briefly follow the coastline before turning inland to Mt Choukai.
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The road winds through lush green forest and on up the slopes of Mt Choukai. It’s a spectacular way to start your day and the view is equally wonderful. Stop at the summit, grab some refreshments, and proceed down the other side of the mountain. The scenery briefly changes to rice fields before lush forests and twisting roads begin.
As you move back towards lower altitudes, the roads flatten out to easy cruising again and you proceed towards Lake Tazawa. It’s a hidden gem tucked in the mountains.

Take a ride around the lake, or a scenic cruise on a lake tour, time permitting. Your hotel on the lake shore awaits!

Total distance is about 280km, and it will take about 5hrs riding time.
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Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations for 2 with private hot springs bathing facilities, as well as dinner and breakfast!
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Lake Tazawa to Ginzan Onsen

Day 5

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Today’s route to Ginzan will take you to Lake Gosho and an easy cruise along the Waga River valley- rural Japan as it really is. Stop at the waypointed cafe for coffee or homemade ice cream.
Your route continues following the Minase river for a period as it begins to climb higher. The roads are winding but easy.

My favorite coffee shop will appear on your navigation unit, and it's well worth a stop.
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The road climbs and winds its way through Yunohama Pass. It is easy riding, but a cool road with some great views before arriving at Hanayama Lake. Shortly after, you will veer off toward Ginzan Onsen which is a lovely place to stay.

Total distance today is just under 270 km and is about 5.0 hrs riding time.
Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations for 2 with private hot springs bathing facilities, as well as dinner and breakfast!
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Day 6
Ginzan Onsen to Bandai
Begin with a quiet cruise through rural Yamagata and take a brief expressway stretch before heading to the mountains and the Zao Onsen ski resort.
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Wind you way into the mountains and along the famous Zao Echo line- a lushly wooded ride on excellent mountain roads with lots of scenery.
As you continue, the road reverts to easy cruising mode. You will cruise on roads by rice fields and on past Lake Shichikashuku, before reaching your hotel set on the slopes of Mt. Azuma. Enjoy the great view and ambience of your mountain hotel. Distance about 290km, with a riding time around 5hrs. There is an option for lots of twisty winding roads today, so let us know if you want to give it a try!
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Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations for 2 with private hot springs bathing facilities, as well as dinner and breakfast!
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Bandai to Matsunoyama

Day 7

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Your hotel sits about 2km from the start of the famous Azuma Bandai Skyline. This is a perfect start to your day, as the road winds past an active volcano, along mountain ridges with awesome scenery.
Continue on to the Bandai Azuma Lake Line and on to Lake Hibara. Take a quick rest break at a strategically located cafe, and carry on past Lake Hibara and on toward Mt Yogai on nice, uncrowded country roads.
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From here, your route continues along the river side and on to the Tadami Dam, where you can take a brief rest stop. The road up alongside the dam is spectacular, followed by an easy twisty ride down to the other side towards Uonuma.

Still have lots of energy? Add an intense option to finish. Otherwise, continue on to your onsen hotel, which is tucked in a small mountain village famous for hot springs and great atmosphere. You will sleep very well tonight.

Total distance is about 280km, and it will take about 5hrs of riding time.

Accommodations: DELUXE class accommodations for 2 with private hot springs bathing facilities, as well as dinner and breakfast!
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Day 8
Matsunoyama to Tokyo
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Sadly it's the last day, but we have a very cool ride in store for you. Leaving your hotel, you will ride along past Nozawa Onsen, up a great road to Shiga Kogen Ski fields, and on past Yokotayama Ski field and on past Manza Ski area to Karuizawa. (Intense option available!)
From Karuizawa, a popular vacation town with lots to see and do, join the expressway back to Tokyo. Distance 320km, and it will take approx. 5 hours riding time.
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Price List and Motorcycle Selection

All prices below INCLUDE 7 nights DELUXE accommodations for 2 people (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
(Includes top box and panniers)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Yamaha Tracer 900 GT ABS

803,764~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

BMW R1250-W GS Trophy ESA ABS
(Includes top box and panniers)

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865,665~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS
(Includes top box and panniers)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

848,193~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

BMW 900 XR ESA ABS
(Includes top box and panniers)

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839,176~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

BMW R1200 GS ESA ABS
(Includes top box and panniers)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 GS Exclusive ABS

858,312~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS
(Includes top box and panniers)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW F850 GS Premium Line ABS

842,816~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

BMW R1200 RS Prem.Line ABS
(Includes top box and panniers)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours BMW R1200 RS Premium Line ABS

851,542~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

BMW F750 GS Prem.Line ESA ABS
(Includes top box and panniers)

Ninjatours Japan motorcycle tours Aprilia Caponord 1200 Travel Pack ABS

835,536~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

Motoguzzi V85 TT
(Includes top box and panniers)

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823,784~ Yen
Includes Insurance, DELUXE Accommodations, Dinner and Breakfast, for Rider and Pillion!
(Single rider? Please contact us for pricing)

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Included with ALL Romance Tour Packages…
  • DELUXE Accommodations for TWO (private room) with dinner and breakfast
  • Private Bathing experience each night
  • 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 unnecessary to enjoy the ride. 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