Mt.Fuji Foothills/Izu – challenging

Mt. Fuji, rising above the clouds, is the symbol of Japan and has provided a spiritual basis for the Japanese since ancient times. There are five lakes along the northern foot of Mt. Fuji (collectively called Fuji-Goko), which offer the best and closest views of the mountain on a clear day.  Located south of Mt. Fuji, Izu Peninsula extends out into the Pacific Ocean. With its mild climate, dynamic terrains, many scenic spots, and excellent natural hot spring spas, Izu Peninsula is one of the best cycling destinations in Japan. Our ride starts in the Fuji-Goko area approaching Izu Peninsula via the foot of Mt. Fuji. Our ride ends in Shimoda at the Peninsula’s southeastern tip. You stay at a casual western-style hotel on the first night and at a ryokan (Japanese-style inn) with onsen (natural hot spring bath) on the second night, enjoying excellent local foods.

  • Meet/Depart:  Tokyo/Tokyo
  • Trip Length:  3 days 2 nights
  • Level:  CHALLENGING
  • Price per Person:  93,000JPY   (click HERE for indicative amounts in other currencies)
  • Single Supplement:  7,000JPY
  • Ave. Temperature (High/Low) :  May 24/9C (75/48F)   Oct 23/10C (73/50F)   Nov 18/2C (64/35F)
  • Minimum number of guests required for a guaranteed departure: 4

On request. Using the Tour Request Form, please contact us with your preferred dates and number of guests.(minimum of 4 guests needed)

  • Stunning hill and coastal rides with magnificent views
  • Weather permitting, many chances to see Mt. Fuji en route
  • Gourmet food featuring freshest seafood
  • All lodgings on a twin-share basis. A limited number of single-occupancy rooms are available for an additional charge on most tours. If you are a single traveler, please inquire for room availability and a single supplemental charge.
  • Meals (2 breakfasts and 2 dinners. Lunch is not included.)
  • Guide and van support
  • Rental road bike or hybrid bike. If you would like to rent a road bike, please ask for availability in advance.
  • Any ground transportation (except for private taxis)
  1. Once you have read and agreed with the Terms & Conditions, click  the ‘TOUR REQUEST FORM’ button below and submit an online tour request form with your preferred trip dates and the number of guests.
  2. We will reply to you within two business days by email with tour availability.
  3. You can confirm your booking within the next two business days by email to us.
  4. After your booking confirmation, we will arrange for payment of your deposit, which is 10% of the trip price.
  5. We accept payments by credit cards (Visa or MasterCard only) or wire transfer.
  6. After receipt of your deposit, we will send you a registration form. We ask you to fill out, sign and return to us.  
  7. Full payment is due 21 days prior to the first day of the trip. 

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Fuji Five Lakes to Numazu (101km)

We meet in Shinjuku in the morning and transfer by bus (takes approximately 2 hours) to the Fuji-Goko area where our ride starts. We ride along Fuji five lakes including Kawaguchi-ko, Sai-ko and Motosu-ku, and then descend to Fujinomiya via Asagiri-kogen heights, and then around southern foot of Mt. Fuji. The last 15km towards Numazu is on a relaxing path on sea-bank. (Dinner included)

Day 2 : Matsuzaki (73km)

We head south into Izu Peninsula on cycling paths along quiet rivers to Yugashima.  After a lunch break, we start climbing hills towards Nishina pass at the ridge of Izu Peninsula.  You can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view there.  Then we descend on quiet forested roads until we reach the coast. We then ride into Matsuzaki, one of the main fishing port towns on the west coast of the Peninsula. We stay at a ryokan (Japanese-style inn) with onsen (natural hot spring). (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3 : Shimoda (55km)

We ride through rolling hills along rugged southern coastline of the Peninsula, which include some steep climbs and spectacular down hills. We stop by Iro-Zaki Point, the southern tip of the Peninsula. It is a scenic spot with a lighthouse and towering cliffs, from which we can enjoy stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. We continue along the coastline to Shimoda, where our ride ends.  Shimoda is known as the city of the port that the American fleet entered in the 19th century to demand trade with Japan, which at that time was under a national isolation policy. There are many historic sites in the city that relate to the opening of Japan. After a brief sightseeing in the city and time permitting a dip in an onsen bath, you say goodbye to the guide and catch a train for Tokyo. You arrive in Tokyo at around 6pm. (Breakfast included)