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4 areas nearby Tokyo to enjoy cycling in the Japanese countryside !

— Discover the four areas where you can enjoy cycling near Tokyo —

① Tsukuba - Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road
(180km Cycle Road)

Japanese: つくば霞ヶ浦りんりんロード

🎶Ring Ring, Coming Through~🚴🏼🚴🏼🚴🏼

Enjoy a Delightful 🚲Bike Ride Along the ✨Beautiful Countryside!

If you’re looking for a nice 🚲cycling course with 😎pretty views to enjoy with your friends and family, the ✨Tsukuba-Kasumigaura Ring Ring Road is absolutely perfect for you!

The 180km course mostly consists of flat or gentle slopes, taking you through the 🍃☀️peaceful sceneries of Ibaraki and around the second largest lake in Japan ‘Lake Kasumigaura’ which has amazing sunsets.

There are multiple rental stores that lend all kinds of 🚴🏼bicycles, from professional road bikes to electrically assisted bikes and children’s bikes! If you are a 😎challenger, you can also deviate onto a 12km course 🚴🏼up Mt. Tsukuba as well!

There are plenty of stores and cafes to stop by for ✨short breaks and for 🍰delicious sweets, make sure to check them out!

Ring Ring Square Tsuchiura

1-30 Ariakecho, Tsuchiura City, Ibaraki Pref. 300-0035 Japan
All year round

40km – 180km

From Ueno Staion take the Hitachi(ひたち)/Tokiwa(ときわ) express to Tsuchiura Station.

JR Tsuchiura Station

Just outside Tsuchiura Station

+81 029-846-3192 (Ring Ring Square Tsuchiura)

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

② Pair Cycling with Mountains and Hot Springs in Nasu

Japanese: 那須サイクリング

🚴🏼🍃All Roads Lead to… Nasu!

😎Find The Perfect 🚲Cycling Course For You!

Wouldn’t it be fun to plan a fun and casual 🚲cycling trip with your friends?

Or are you a 🚴🏼cyclist looking for a challenging and 😎cool course? Just 1.5 to 2 hours away from Tokyo by 🚗car or 🚄bullet train, Nasu has all kinds of great cycling courses from challenging slopes to gentle inclines!

Many rental shops have a range of bikes including ✨high-quality road bikes and electrically assisted bikes! Don’t forget to stop by at 🍦dairy farms and neat 🍰cafes for some sweets along your way!

After you 🚴🏼race past the beautiful ⛰️mountain ranges and zoom through 🍃refreshing woods, soak your body in the ♨hot springs and relax your body and soul!

Ride Experience

105-3 Terakohei, Nasu Town, Nasu-gun, Tochigi Pref. 329-3222 Japan

All year around

Regular tours are 3-5.5 hours

(They can do custom tours which can be several days as well)

JR Kurodahara Station

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Nasu Shiobara Station. Then take the local JR train to Kurodahara Station.

From Kurodahara Station, walk 8min.

+81 0287-69-6331

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

③ Cycle along the countryside in Mashiko

Japanese: 益子サイクリング)

Go for a 🚴🏼Bike Ride in Mashiko!

Feel The 🍃Breeze In Your Face And ☀Sunshine In Your 😎Soul!

🚴🏼Pedal through the charming town of Mashiko, through the 🍃tranquil countryside, as well as through an old little town full of creative and yummy 😍treasures!

The 🚴🏼rental bike options include electrically assisted bikes, so no need to worry about tiring yourself out.😎

Stop by at the Mashikoyaki Pottery Center to experience 👐pottery-making or choose a one-of-a-kind 🎁gift for your special one. Don’t forget to drop by the 🍶Sake brewery, the 🍓Strawberry farm or the cute ☕cafes run by local artists offering artisan coffees and teas. There are also well-known ⚱️art galleries and ⛩️historical shrines that are within cycling distance so you’re sure to add some ✨special memories to your trip!

1539-2 Mashiko, Mashiko-machi, Haga-gun, Tochigi Pref. 321-4217 Japan

All year around

Open 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

*Min 2 hours (400 yen) to a whole day (800 yen).

 

Mashiko Station (Moka Railway)

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Utsunomiya Station (60min),  then take the local bus to Mashiko Station (60min).

Take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Oyama Station (45min),  then take the JR Mito Line to Shimodate Station (50min) then take the Moka Line 50min) to Mahsiko Station.

Take the highway bus from Akihabara to Mashiko Station (2.5 hours)

 

+81 0285-70-1120 (Mashiko Tourist Office, Bike hire location)

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

④ Cycle through the beautiful mountains of Kanuma

Japanese: 鹿沼サイクリング

✨Let the Pleasant Breeze Guide You to the Unspoiled 🌈Wonderland

Ever feel itchy for a getaway from the urban areas and get lost in untouched🍀nature?

Come and enjoy a beautiful 🚴cycling day out in the countryside road in Kanuma❗ Surrounded by beautiful ⛰️mountains, Kanuma is rich in abundant natural scenery for visitors to discover and appreciate. You can immerse yourself into the ⛩️historical Kanuma city as well as 🚵wind through the photogenic Satoyama Mountain area for a broader view 📸.

Need more convincing❓ There are various natural 🔍hidden spots, many of which are unknown to the public. If you feel adventurous and want to have an end-to-end intimate experience with nature, cycling in Kanuma is the one for you 💗!

Okura Bike

1442-6 Toriidochō, Kanuma city, Tochigi Pref. 322-0044 Japan
All year around

Regular tours are 3-4.5 hours.

Bike hire (self tours) *open 10:00-18:30

Tobu Shinkanuma Station or JR Kanuma Station.

2 min walk from Tobu Shinkanuma Station.

From JR Kanuma Station, take a taxi.

+81 0289-64-2211

This information was correct at the time of publishing, but please check with the attractions and/or the tourist board before traveling.

Map of areas to enjoy cycling near Tokyo !

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