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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 will give you the 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 overrun by cyclists on their European holiday, especially during the peak summer.

Japan offers the cycling enthusiast a chance to explore some of the best riding in the World, to enjoy an unsurpassed level of respect on and off the road, and an ability to explore roads that twist and snake through ancient villages and rice paddy fields. 

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

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

The landscapes and terrain within the western region famous for its green tea plantations are very different from the plains, farms and rice fields that surround Mt Fuji, which is then in turn very different to the rugged and and steep coastal roads of Izu Peninsula.

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 and with amazing regional food.

Particularly around the Izu Peninsula and lower slopes of Mt. Fuji, 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

Shizuoka Spotlight

Discover information on other Cycling Experiences in Shizuoka.

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Cycling in Hamamatsu

Cycling in Hamamatsu

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Cycling in Hamamatsu

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Cycling in Fujinomiya

Cycling in Fujinomiya you will gain a deeper appreciation for Mt Fuji & the lives of the people that live at the foot of this majestic mountain.

Cycling in Izu Peninsula

For cycling in Izu Peninsula the Southern and Western coasts are less developed than the East and provide spectaular views as you cycle the coastal roads.

Cycling in Gotemba & Oyama

Cycling in Gotemba & Oyama, Shizuoka offers many great options for all levels of cyclists on and off the bike – with Mt Fuji as your backdrop.

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