Shizuoka – A Unique Cycling Destination

Japan is quickly becoming recognized as one of the world’s top cycling destinations – It’s easy to see why.

Cycling in Shizuoka has something for everyone.


Cycling in Shizuoka provides a variety of amazing experiences for all levels of cyclists and two wheels gives you freedom to Explore Shizuoka.

Mountains that rival that of Europe and abundant quiet roads where cars are seldom seen.

A labyrinth of well paved roads and narrow country lanes with surprises around every corner – It is no wonder that secret is finally starting to get out to global cycling enthusiasts.

Cycle tourism in Japan has grown fast in recent years has seen more traditional destinations (France, Italy & Spain) quickly becoming over run by cyclists on their European holiday, especially during the peak summer.

Within easy reach of Tokyo and Osaka, easily accessible by bullet train, Shizuoka Prefecture is one of best regions in Japan to ride your bike.

With expanses of natural environments, Shizuoka offers the cyclist great contrasts across short distances.

Experience diverse, rich landscapes and terrain of Hamamatsu & Kakegawa in the Western region of Shizuoka which is famous for its green tea plantations and long winding river valleys.

Cruise through the farms, local villages, and rice fields of Gotemba, Oyama, and Fujinomiya that surround the iconic Mt Fuji.

Or follow the rugged and steep coastal roads of Izu Peninsula and challenge the steep interior climbs and be rewarded with the breathtaking views that Izu is renowned for.

Shizuoka also offers something for cyclists of all types from beginners right through to passionate cyclists – city cruising to mountain downhill chargers to hardcore hill climbers.

A good cycling destination is not all about the riding and it is important to have a diversity of key experiences in addition to cycling.

With amazing regional food, traditional Japanese hospitality, natural healing hot springs and some of Japan’s best green tea, sake and craft beer, there is plenty on offer to refuel the weary body after a long day on the bike.

Multi-day bike touring, whether guided or self-guided, is a great way to delve deep into a region and a culture, with close proximity of towns Shizuoka is perfect for 5-7 day trips.

Cycling in Shizuoka

Shizuoka is a great cycling destination for all levels. Temperate climate, good roads, steep climbs and... Mt Fuji.

Choose from any of the following JR Bullet Train stations as a starting point for your Shizuoka Cycling adventure.


Heading North from Mishima Station you can easily get to Gotemba and Oyama at the Eastern Foothills of Mt Fuji... Head North and you can access the western coastline of Izu Peninsula. Take the train from Mishima Station to Izu Nagaoka & check out the Merida Showroom - a cyclists dream come true... Read More


Atami Station is the gateway to Izu Peninsula rugged East coast road which boasts some of the best ocean coastal roads in Japan...  Read More


From Shin Fuji Station it is easy to access the town of Fujinomiya at the foothills of Mt Fuji on the JR Minoru Line. Once you arrive in Fujinomiya spend an hour or so cycling around this idyllic Japanese town, grab a coffee and marvel at... Read More


 After arriving at Hamamatsu Station head to In Hamamatsu information desk to leave luggage, get information on local cycling areas - rental bikes are also available...Read More

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