Dramatic coasts and seaside villages


  • Sample the unique cuisine of the Noto Peninsula, sourced from the mountains and the sea.

  • Cycle at your own pace through untouched scenery: wonderful beaches, small villages and port towns.

  • Visit Soujiji Temple, one of the two head temples of the Soto school of Zen Buddhism. See Sekinohana, a dynamic rock formation created by waves.

  • Soak in delightful onsen hot-springs at traditional Ryokan and Minshuku inns

  • Explore Kanazawa through the wonderful Kenrokuen Garden and the fascinating Omicho food market

  • Explore the atmospheric fishing town of Ogi through its small streets and old fisherman houses

Village-to-village cycling along the Noto Peninsula coast.
Five days of road cycling from 13km/8 miles to 66km/41 miles per day

Trip level:    Active
Availability:  Recommended from April to November
Price per person: from A$2250

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The Noto Peninsula on the Japan Sea coast of Ishikawa Prefecture features some of the most beautiful and unspoilt scenery Japan has to offer.

Home to Japan’s finest seafood production, the peninsula is known for its breathtaking coastline and its abundant nature. There are pristine landscapes and picturesque, beautifully-preserved small villages to explore.

Cycling around the Noto Peninsula is a unique experience, on mainly flat coastal routes and also some peaceful mountain roads, to enjoy the serene atmosphere of this lovely area.

Cycle at your own pace past terraced rice fields, spectacular rock formations, and engaging fishing ports.

On this 5 day tour you’ll experience the real Japan in so many ways – seeing beautiful places, meeting local people, staying in lovely lodgings, including hot-spring Ryokan inns, and delighting in the friendliest of welcomes.

There is no better way to learn about local community lifestyles in Japan and to gain an in-depth understanding of regional culture than to sample the local cuisine. And there is no better way to finish a day’s cycling day than savoring the traditional dishes made from the freshest and tastiest local ingredients at your inn, while you dream about what tomorrow’s cycle ride will bring.

Your 6 day tour provides you with a day in Kanazawa, a former castle town at the base of the Noto peninsula, which is famous for its delicate handicrafts, and once-powerful lords. The city still bears the traces of its proud place in Japanese history with 3 preserved teahouse districts where Geisha still entertain, and a preserved Samurai district. Kanazawa’s many museums showcase this cultural history and the works of centuries of skilled craftsmen and women.

Please ask for information about tour extensions to the mountain-top temple town of Mount Koya with its monastery lodgings or the peaceful, agricultural community of Asuka at a charming Japanese inn or with a local family for a unique homestay experience.

Takkyubin Courier is ideal for our self-guided cycling tours, as well as self-guided walking trips.

Whats Included

  • 4 nights at hotels and Japanese inns in the Noto Peninsula

  • 4 breakfasts & 4 dinners

  • Round-trip train tickets from Kyoto to the Noto Peninsula and a pre-paid taxi journey on Day 4

  • High-quality Brompton folding bike rental, plus helmet, tool kit, inner tube, spare tyre, bicycle lock

  • GPS device rental with detailed route information, detailed day-by-day itinerary and topographical maps

  • Local support by telephone

Whats Not Included

  • Flights

  • Airport transfers

  • Pay locally for drinks with meals and for lunches

  • Extra transportation for short options

Itinerary and Map

Roadtripping Japan