Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park Three-Day Bike Tour

   Multi-Day
   For Fit Cyclists
   Panoramic Views
   Art, Culture and Outdoors

Tour highlights:
Day 1: Mt Fuji and Fuji Five Lakes
  • experience the thrill of biking all the way down Mt Fuji's slopes
  • bike on the shores of the three most attractive lakes in Mt Fuji's foothills
  • explore a traditional artisans' village
  • view Fuji foregrounded by vast fields of flowers
  • experience the iconic mountain from quiet country roads relatively few tourists visit
  • day ends with drop off at your hotel in Hakone
Day 2: Hakone
  • bike the serene shores of a pristine volcanic lake
  • visit a breathtaking shrine whose iconic red gates rise out of the lake
  • view Mt Fuji from the lakeshore and the surrounding hills
  • enjoy traditional drinks and snacks at a beautifully-preserved centuries-old teahouse
  • relax at one of Japan's most elegant hot spring bathhouses
  • day ends with drop off at your hotel in Shimoda City
Day 3: Izu Peninsula
  • cycle along dramatic coastline, past turquoise bays and cave-dotted cliffs
  • enjoy outstanding views of pine-topped capes, stunning beaches and distant islands
  • explore atmospheric ancient shrines
  • visit picturesque terraced rice fields with traditional thatched-roof farmouses
  • conclude the day's ride with a relaxing dip at a hot spring bathhouse by the sea
  • day ends with drop off at your hotel or the train station in Shimoda City
Difficulty: Moderate. (Our support car enables anyone to complete this tour, regardless of their level of physical fitness).

Duration: 3 days
Terrain: Bike paths and country roads, partly to very hilly
Average length per day: 70 km (45 mi)
Average elevation gain per day: 600 m/day (Moderate)
Departs from: Kawaguchiko Station
Ends at: Shimoda City
Tour fee: ¥85,000/person for 3 or more people, ¥125,000/person for 2 people or ¥250,000 for 1 person
What's included:

  • three full days of touring
  • private car transportation from Lake Kawaguchiko to Hakone and from Hakone to Shimoda City
  • support car (to ride in if you get tired while biking)
  • English-speaking guide
  • bicycle and helmet
  • entrance fee for traditional village and hot spring bathhouses visited during the tour
  • basic insurance
  • bottled water, lunches and snacks
  • drop off at your hotel at the end of each day (or at Shimoda Station on the last day of the tour)
What's not included: Airfares and train and bus transportation to and from the departure and end points of the tour, hotel stays, breakfasts and dinners. We will provide flight, train and bus schedules and booking information for travel to and from the departure and end points of the tour, and you will book and pay for your plane tickets and train and bus trips. We will also provide a list of convenient hotels you can choose from, and you will book and pay for your hotel stays for the tour dates.


Description: Visit the most scenic places in Japan's celebrated Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, beginning with Mt Fuji. Experience the thrill of biking down the mountain and then around the three lakes in its foothills that offer spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes. Explore a well-preserved traditional village where artisans produce elaborate hand-made crafts in traditional Japanese thatched-roof farmhouses. Visit marvelous temples and flower gardens, and travel off the beaten path on lovely country roads relatively few tourists see.

Spend the second day of the tour taking in the beauty of the famous Hakone area. Pass a breathtaking shrine whose iconic red gates rise out of a lake. Stop for traditional snacks and drinks at a teahouse that has served travellers on the historic Old Tokaido Road for hundreds of years. Cycle from the lakeshores to the surrounding forested hills where magnificent views of mountain ranges and countryside await. Relax after the ride at one of Japan's most elegant hot spring bathhouses.

Discover the dramatic coastline of the Izu Peninsula on the third day of the tour. Pine trees and tropical flowers frame outstanding views of aquamarine bays, secluded beaches and distant islands. Bike from ancient seaside shrines and cave-dotted cliffs to picturesque terraced rice fields and farmhouses. A hot spring bathhouse by the sea offers a soothing end to this unforgettable three-day journey on Japan's most enchanting routes.

Photos from the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park Three-Day Bike Tour