Kyoto Ise Kii Peninsula Guided Tour – The Inner Spirit of Japan –
This original tour course will allow you to feel the beauty of nature, such as the white wave crests of the Sea of Japan and the magnificent mountains in any season. You will see some of the most famed locations of Japan: Mount Koya, one of the most sacred mountains in Japan, as well as Ise and its marvellous shrine, followed by Kyoto, one of the most beautiful and iconic cities nationwide, with so many striking temples and shrines. Above all, the riding routes involve a variety of characteristics, such as diversely winding roads with beautiful scenery highly recommended by local people, and highways on which you can feel the thrill of cruising on a motorcycle, ensuring that you enjoy the entire tour.
|for a group
|for 2 persons
|for a person
|24 MAR 2024 - 30 MAR 2024
|26 MAY 2024 - 01 JUN 2024
|20 OCT 2024 - 26 OCT 2024
|17 NOV 2024 - 23 NOV 2024
- maximum capacity 10(If you are applying as a group, please contact us)
- Minimum number of participants: 4
※Tour fee is altered by the number of participants. Please inquire.
※Please note that if the minimum number of participants is not met,the tour may be canceled
|Price(Day 2/and then daily)
※Please contact us separately for accommodation arrangements before and after the tour
※Twins and families are also available
HONDA XL750 TRANSALP（P-5）
Harley-Davidson Nightster Special（P-6）
Harley-Davidson Heritage Classic（P-7）
Harley-Davidson Street Glide（P-7）
HONDA Gold Wing（P-7）
On the day before our departure, our tour guides will hold a full briefing, to explain about your tour in order to let you enjoy your tour in here Japan in with confidence and fun. They will explain about Japan's riding rules, differences unique to Japan,the national culture, and of course your tour schedule in detail. On the departure day, finally we get on our bikes and start! On these important initial two days,
It's time to get in the saddle and start riding on our tour! We shall depart Kyoto city, which is laid out in sections like a chessboard, and after getting into the countryside, head to Uji, a world-famous city for “Uji Matcha”, the green tea. The first stop is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Byodo-in Phoenix Hall. This gorgeous place was built specifically to appear as if it is floating on a pond, with a very distinctive golden phoenix fluttering on the roof of the hall. The beauty of this painting hasn’t faded even after nearly 1,000 years. This place is also featured on the Japanese ten yen coin, so why not take a photo with the real thing? After that, we’ll ride through a beautiful tea plantation in the mountains, on the way to Nara, the very first capital of Japan in the 8th century. Nara is most famous for the Todai-ji temple and its very large statue of Buddha within. Another wonderful feature of this lovely city are the freely roaming deer everywhere!
Day3 is we will be arriving at Mount Koya, one of the sacred places in Japan, the centre of Shingon Buddhism founded by one of the most significant religious figures in Japan’s Buddhism, Kobo Daishi. Despite being a small area, there is a large concentration of venerated places such as the Kongobuji temple, head temple of Shingon Buddhism and the Okunoin, a 2 km walk to Kobo Daishi’s mausoleum. We will then ride our way through the mountains to arrive at our hotel in Shirahama, one of the most ancient hot spring locations in Japan, the name of which means “white beach”, referring to a 500 metre-long bright white sand beach, one of the main attractions of this resort area.
Day4 is the first half of the day will be spent leisurely riding along the coast with the Pacific Ocean on the right, and the second half will be spent visiting a World Heritage site nestled in the mountains of Kumano. Aquaculture (the breeding and harvesting of aquatic life) is also carried out along the coast of the Kii Peninsula, and we may be able to see the scenery of a port town unique to Japan, depending on the time of year. There are three major shrines that are registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kumano area, and the tour will visit one of them, the Nachi Taisha. Nachi Falls, one of Japan's top three waterfalls, is located very close to Nachi Taisha, and is a popular place in Japan as a power spot that promotes longevity. In fact, the three-legged crow "Yatagarasu", which has been featured in the emblem of the Japan national soccer team for many years, is actually a messenger of the gods of Kumano. They are drawn everywhere, so please look for them. After recharging your energy levels at a spiritual spot on the Kii Peninsula, please enjoy the seafood of Wakayama and rest your body whilst enjoying the scent of the ocean for the second half of the tour.
Day5 is first of all, upon leaving the hotel today we’ll visit the visually-arresting World Heritage Site of Onigajo, (“Demon’s Castle”) a nationally well-known epic area of art, sculpted by nature! This incredible place has been formed by the wind and waves over hundreds of years. After that, we travel eastwards alongside the beautiful southern coastline of the Pacific Ocean, taking in the breath-taking views whilst enjoying the wonderful twists of the coastal roads on our way to the Japan Heritage site of the Ama Huts. This place is where the world-renowned female pearl divers fish for shellfish and other delicacies of the sea, and then serve you a lovely seafood lunch freshly cooked right in front your eyes!
Day6 ride is a fun-packed day of riding and further cultural exploration, including the world-famous Ninjas of ancient Japan!
It's already the final day of this tour! Kyoto's calm atmosphere in the morning is actually a highly recommended time to explore. Why not wake up a little early and take a walk around the hotel? After leaving the hotel, we’ll head to Nanzenji Temple, where nature and history are uniquely combined. Here, you'll find Tenkaryumon, one of Japan's three largest great gates, also a beautiful garden, the national treasure Hojo (the chief priest's room in a Zen temple), and Suirokaku, a brick structure reminiscent of a Roman-style aqueduct. You can enjoy Japan to the fullest in this incredible location. After enjoying the graceful atmosphere, let's take a pleasant ride through the mountainous area on the north side of Kyoto, which is rare on standard Kyoto tours. After lunch, we’ll continue riding up the mountain and enjoy your final sightseeing tour at a thatched-roofed village, which suddenly appears out of the middle of nowhere! Then we’ll make our way safely back to the store in Kyoto before the sun sets.