The Noto Peninsula on the Japan Sea coast of Ishikawa Prefecture offers some of the most beautiful and unspoiled 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 7 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 savouring 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 7 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.
The tour includes two nights in Wajima, the most significant town on the Noto peninsula. On your day at leisure in Wajima, enjoy a side trip by cycle, or simply take additional time to explore the local market and downtown area.
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.
We provide full-size light weight bicycles (GIANT Escape RX1 with Shimano compact crank set) as standard with the tour. Our bike frame sizes range from 46.5 cm to 55.5 cm so we should have a size to suit you.
Read about luggage options here. Takkyubin Courier is ideal for our self-guided cycling tours, as well as self-guided walking trips.