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In the heart of Japaneses Alps


13 days
– 11 nights


1550 km


11 bkf
– 10 meals


9 days


Starting from 3880 € / pers


In the heart of Japaneses Alps

Presentation and highlights

In the heart of Japan, nestled between the sea, Kansai, and Kanto, lies the magnificent mountain range of the Japanese Alps. The highest peaks soar to nearly 3,200 meters above sea level and are a source of pride for its inhabitants. Villages with thatched roofs, designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, cultural and artistic riches, along with beautiful roads leading to them, will undoubtedly captivate you. Just like in the Kenrokuen Garden in Kanazawa, life is serene in this part of Japan.

  • The Matsumoto Castle and its surroundings
  • The visit to the iconic Toshogu Shrine in Nikko
  • Crossing the Japanese Alps
  • Traditional Japanese accommodations
  • Exploring the villages of Shirakawa and Suganuma
  • Impressive stretches of winding roads
  • A free day in the heart of the megalopolis
  • Your first dinner in traditional Japanese attire

Extracts from the program

Day 2
Day 3
Day 5
Day 7
Day 8
Day 10
JOUR 2 – 
Departure from Paris, dinner, night, and breakfast on board. Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel and check-in. Here we are, right in the heart of Tokyo. For this first afternoon, depending on the arrival time, we let ourselves be immersed, with curiosity, in the bustling life of Tokyoites. Exploring the popular district of Asakusa and the Sensoji Temple immerses us in the history of Japanese culture.
JOUR 3 – 
 – 3h45
Loading the luggage, getting acquainted with the motorcycles, and after a brief briefing, you will experience your first encounter with the urban traffic of the world's largest metropolis. Easy! Our first stop takes us to the Yamanashi Museum in Kofu. With the adjustment to driving on the left side done, we can now embark on the first mountain roads. Evening at the ryokan for a dinner in yukata and to relax in the onsens.
JOUR 5 – 
 – 2h45
We spend the day exploring Shirakawa-go and Gokayama. These two villages, with their Gassho-style houses, demonstrate a perfect adaptation to their natural and traditional environment, as well as to today's socio-economic specificities. Of exceptional value, they are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Departure in the late afternoon for Kanazawa. Visit to the Gold Leaf Museum and a stroll through the HigashiChaya-gai district, a haunt of geishas.
JOUR 7 – 
 – 4h00
This morning, we head to the Noto Peninsula and the beaches of the Sea of Japan. During a stop, we explore one of the oldest Shinto shrines dedicated to the deity Okuninushi, the god of love. The Noto region is particularly known for its artistic activity, especially lacquer painting on objects. We'll make a stop at one of these workshops before heading to our accommodation to enjoy the delicacy of local cuisine.
JOUR 8 – 
 – 4h20
This morning's journey takes us to Toyama, a renowned hub for Japanese fishing and famous worldwide for its nocturnal spectacles. During the squid's firefly squid spawning season, their bioluminescent light illuminates the waters of the bay with a sparkling blue glow. As today is dedicated to all things fish-related, we'll explore the Kaiwomaru Park and its charming districts before heading back towards the mountain ranges of Nagano.
JOUR 10 – 
 – 4h20
It's called the "Romantic Highway," a name that suits it well as we'll journey along it for nearly 110 km. We'll make a stop for a short stroll in Kusatsu, renowned for its hot springs, before heading towards the Nikko National Park nestled in the heart of ancient volcanoes. We'll pause for lunch on the shores of Lake Chuzenji to soak in the renowned views of the area. Our accommodation in Nikko awaits us via a rather surprising route.

Our packages

Starting at 3880 € / PERSON


We reserve the plane ticket, motorbike and accommodation. At your own pace, you organize your day.

Starting at 4940 € / PERSON


We take care of your plane ticket, your motorcycle, your accommodation, your luggage and in the company of our guide, you enjoy every moment of the trip.

Prices & practical information

Group packages only

The price includes

  • Departure from Paris includes round-trip regular flights and all taxes.
  • Airport reception and transfers.
  • Accommodation in standard and superior categories, based on double occupancy.
  • The specified meals and all local taxes.
  • Sightseeing, tolls, ferries, and parking fees are included, except during free time.
  • A transport pass for the free day in Tokyo.
  • The rental of a category 1 motorcycle for the specified duration.
  • The administrative procedures for obtaining the Japanese driving license.
  • Unlimited mileage, fuel, and luggage transportation.
  • Supervision by a local French-speaking motorcyclist.
  • Mechanical assistance and comprehensive motorcycle insurance.
  • A travel booklet provided 6 weeks before your departure.

All packages

The price does not include

  • The administrative fees for the stay.
  • Meals and beverages not included (~ lunch 1000 ¥, dinner 1500 ¥).
  • Payment of all or part of the deductible in case of damages.
  • Additional equipment for the rider or passenger.
  • Personal expenses during breaks and free time.
  • Traffic violations and baggage weight supplements.
  • Cancellation and travel insurance, which are offered as an option.
  • Anything not explicitly stated in "the price includes".

Optimize your safety and comfort

Options & insurance

Bike CAT 1 (-1000CC) CAT 2 (+1000CC)
Couple 390 €
Single 720 € 1250 €
Single room 1110 €
Cancellation insurance 3 %
Multi-risk insurance 4.5 %

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Registration conditions


On request and under feasibility conditions, participants registering alone can group to avoid the single room supplement.


For foreign citizens (No French), please refer to the authorities of your country for more information.


The prices are applicable on the date of publication of the catalogue, for this season. They are revisable according to the regulations in force. Air Moto Tours reserves the right to cancel the trip or submit for approval, a possible fare adjustment if the minimum number of participants is not reached.

Subject to availability at time of booking

Motorcycles available on this tour

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