Memorable Land of the Rising Sun

This select route, running mainly through the Kansai region and the southern part of the country, provides a stimulating snapshot of Japanese culture. On the program: the modern city of Osaka, the wooden castle in Himeji, the most visited in the country, the historical capitals of Kyoto and Nara, not to mention Mount Kōya, where you will sleep in a monastery. And that’s not all! Add to this a string of islands — featuring Shikoku and its 88 temples — linked by six bridges, Hiroshima, a high-speed ride to Kyoto at 300 km/h aboard the Shinkansen train, as well as the typical ryokan guest houses, and you have a memorable Japan, where fine weather, quiet elegance and gourmet delights greet you each day.

Available in customized package only
Trip length: 16 days / 15 nights
Level of difficulty: 4+
Customized Trips
Prefer to travel with your own group - family, friends or colleagues? Want to carry out a project, discover a destination, take up an athletic challenge or collect funds for a cause you hold dear? The obvious choice is the Customized Formula.

Tell us about your project in terms of preferred dates and desired destination, whether for a day, a week or two weeks. We will help you realize your dream of getting away in good company.

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General Conditions

Options for serving you better
Delayed departure or return, single occupancy, travel insurance, bike rental (for several destinations) and much more: ask our consultants!

From day to day

Short route : 452 km • Long route : 694 km

Day 1 - Arrival in Osaka and transfer to the hotel.
Day 2 - Free day or looped route (25 km).
Day 3 - Transfer from Osaka to Kobe. Kobe, Himeji (54 km).
Day 4 - Ferry from Himeji to Shodo Shima Island (7 km). Shodo Shima Island, Tonosho (61 km).
Day 5 - Ferry from Tonosho to Takamatsu. Looped route around Takamatsu.
Day 6 - Transfer from Takamatsu to Imabari. Free day or looped route via Canyon Oboke (57 km).
Day 7 - Imabari, Shimanami Sea Route, Onomichi (77 km). Transfer from Onomichi to Hiroshima (1 h 30).
Day 8 - Free day. Visit of Hiroshima et Miyajima.
Day 9 - Free day.
Day 10 - Train transfer from Hiroshima to Kyoto (2 h).
Day 11 - Free day or looped route (44 km).
Day 12 - Kyoto, Nara (61 km).
Day 13 - Nara, Yoshino (60 to 75 km).
Day 14 - Yoshino, Koyasan (64 km).
Day 15 - Transfer from Koyasan to Osaka (2 h).
Day 16 - Transfer to Osaka airport and flight back to Montréal.

Vélo Québec Voyages est une agence de voyages accréditée, fondée en 1995. Elle propose 70 destinations à vélo au Québec et à travers le monde, et fait voyager quelque 6000 vacanciers chaque année.