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Cycling Trip Highlights
  • Ascend the beautiful Mount Futago at 720 metres
  • Relax in Beppu, Japan’s famous hot spring resort
  • Explore historical castles and Buddhist temples
  • Scenic Japanese natural landscape dotted with picturesque local architecture
6 nights from£1675.00
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Kyushu Onsen to Onsen Cycling Holiday

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What we love About Kyushu Onsen to Onsen Cycling Holiday

We love...Rural Japanese Landscape
As you ride from the west to the east, you will travel across the serene, peaceful Japanese countryside. The area is made up of winding rivers, stunning mountains and mysterious woodland. This transitions into beaches and ports as you reach Kinisaki on the east coast.
We love...Beppu - Japans Famous Hot Spring
At the end of your trip you will spend a day in Beppu. The city, that sits below volcanic mountains, has over 2000 natural hot springs for you to choose from. Enjoy a relaxing end to the trip in a mud, sand, steam or typical hot water bath.
We love...Rich Japanese Culture
You will be given the opportunity to explore the preserved culture throughout Japan. From the traditional Tenmangu Shrine to Fuki-ji, the 11th century wooden temple, and Kitsuki Castle, the small, medieval castle overlooking the Seto Inland Sea.

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Day by Day

Day 1Arrival

Meet in Fukuota, Kyushu’s most populated city. The hotel is located a few minutes walk from Hakata train station, which can be reached by a 6 minute train from the airport. Get to know your fellow cyclists at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 2Fukuoka to Hita
Total distance51kmTotal climb545m

Your first stop today is the The Kyushu National Museum, where you can learn about the history of the places we’ll visit over the next few days. It’s then time to get on your bike and start cycling to the Tenmangu Shrine and the Komyozen-ji temple before reaching a hot spring resort and Edo-era Hida, a merchant town.

Day 3Hita to Usa
Total distance64kmTotal climb660m

You will start today with a small climb of 390m spread over 10km to the top of the Oishitoge Pass (475m). The descent will take us to Usa, where the Shinto Shrine lies. You will have views of traditional Japanese landscapes, such as the thatched Kurehashi bridge and Usa-jingu, surrounded by woodland.

Day 4Mae Taeng to Doi Saket
Total distance57kmTotal climb1175m

Today the ascent along the Kinisaki Peninsula to Mount Futago commences and is littered with ancient temples. You will look inside Fuki-ji, an 11th century wooden temple, one of the oldest in Japan and as you descend you will pass numerous other temples as well as beaches and ports. Today’s destination of Kinisaki, overlooks the sea so you can relax with fabulous ocean views.

Day 5Kunisaki to Beppu
Total distance50kmTotal climb530m

The route to Kitsuki, en route to Beppu, is one of beauty. You will cross streams, neighbourhoods and visit the smallest castle in Japan, the Kitsuki Castle. When you reach Buppa you can relax in Japan’s most famous hot spring resort or take a bath, whether it’s a steam bath, mud bath, sand bath or hot water bath Buppa has it.

Day 6Departure

After breakfast, it’s time to depart after an incredible trip or make separate arrangements with us to stay in Japan.

Key Stats

6day holiday
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55km avg
Expect to ride an average of 55km per day
727m avg
Expect to climb an average of 727m per day

How's the Weather? in Japan

The SpringMarch to May
This is one of the best time to visit Japan as, during the Spring, average temperatures are high. Rain is, however, also likely at this time so be prepared for any eventuality.
The SummerJune to August
The summer months are the hottest all over Japan and conditions can become quite humid. August is, on average, the warmest. Again, this is still the Japanese rainy season with July one of the wettest months of the year.
The AutumnSeptember to November
The Autumn months are relatively unpredictable in Japan. Temperatures are mild as the summer humidity moves on. October is a popular time to travel during the Autumn months.
The Winter December to February
Whilst northern areas of Japan receive lots of snow, in the south temperatures are more constant, albeit lower than the rest of the year. December is the driest month of the year with the weather usually crisp and clear.

What to ExpectFrom Japan

This trip guides you through Japan’s beautiful scenery, traditional cultural spots and unique cycling destinations. The mix of rural, beach and city riding provides an incredible experience for those seeking a new adventure in a fascinating and captivating country.

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