JAPAN: HOKKAIDO EXPLORER

During the Hokkaido Japan motorcycle tour you will experience the island that every Japanese motorcyclist dreams of riding. Hokkaido offers perfectly manicured scenic roads, large national parks, wildlife, natural hot springs, steaming volcanoes and wildlife. It is known for having 20% of the land of Japan and 5% of its population. The tour is designed to stay for two nights at each location, so each rider may explore each section of the island on their own or with the guide.

NOTE* There is a list of MOTORCYCLE UPGRADE CHOICES at the bottom of this page.

Road Conditions: This motorycle tour features all paved roads winding through forests, past mountains, rivers, lakes and along the ocean coast. The quality of the roads on Hokkaido are exceptional, and feature some sections where there there is little or no traffic.

THE ROUTE

TOUR PRICING

Arrival Departure *Double Occupancy *Single Occupancy *Couples Package
June 02, 2024 June 14, 2024 $10,080 $12,250 $17,950
June 01, 2025 June 13, 2025 $10,550 $12,850 $18,800

*Double Occupancy - Base Bike with a Shared Room
*Single Occupancy - Base Bike with Your Own Room
*Couples Package - Two Participants on One Base Bike in One Private Room



UPGRADE PRICING

Kawasaki Ninja400 (x2) Included
Yamaha MT07 (x2) Included
Yamaha BOLT R Spec (x3) Included
Kawasaki Ninja 650 (x1) Included
Kawasaki Z650RS (x1) Included
Honda CB400X (x4) Included
Suzuki VStrom 650 (x4) Included
HD Iron 1200 (x3) Add $460
Honda CB1300SB (x1) Add $460
Honda Rebel 1100 DCT (x2) Add $460
Suzuki GSX-8S (x2) Add $460
Honda X-ADV (x2) Add $460
Suzuki VStrom 800 DE (x1) Add $460
BMW F750GS (x1) Add $460
Yamaha Tracer9 GT (x2) Add $460
Yamaha MT09 (x2) Add $460
HD Panamerica 1250 Special (x2) Add $690
Honda CRF 1100L ADV SP ES (x2) Add $690
Honda NT 1100 (x2) Add $690
Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX (x2) Add $690
Suzuki GSX-S1000GT (x1) Add $690
BMW R1250RS (x2) Add $1,260
HD Ultra Limited (1) Add $1,260
Honda Gold Wing Tour DCT (3) Add $1,260


THE ITINERARY

ARRIVAL DAY

DAY 1 - Your motorcycle tour will begine when you arrive in Chitose, Hokkaido. We will come meet you at the airport this day and transport you to Sapporo, the main city of Hokkaido. Later, join all the MotoQuest riders at a welcome dinner, first class. Stay in Sapporo

DAY 2 - Sapporo Free Day: Sapporo is a rarity in Japan as it was designed before it was built. Its wide boulevards, spacious parks and general layout make it an easy city to get around. Take advantage of this day to catch up on jet lag and explore the city of Sapporo. Visit a bike shop or two, go shopping, get accustomed to the time change and walk the main park during this leisurely day. Stay in Sapporo.

DAY 3 - Sapporo to Furano: Today you will pick up bikes in Chitose, and ride to Tokachi Dake area near Furano. Furano is know for its lavendar fields in the summer and its ski area in the winter. It hosted the 1970 Winter Olympics and is know for some of the best snow in the world for downhill skiing. The road today is through a forest with virtually no traffic. This is ubiquitous for Hokkaido and you will soon realize that there are many faces of Japan, with Hokkaido leading the way in wild, open spaces. Stay in the Furano area.

DAY 4 - Furano to Bifuka: The motorcycle adventure continues as we pick out some more great backroads of Hokkaido. Enjoy the serenity of perfectly manicured paved roads with little or no traffic. Stop at a biker cafe and take in the atmosphere. Marvel at the hospitality of the Japanese. Stay in Bifuka area.

DAY 5 - Free Day Bifuka: Ride the coast of the Sea of Japan today! Venture to the most northern tip of Japan at Cape Soya. Ride through the busy port city of Wakkanai. Experience solitude as you ride the coast of the Sea of Japan. Stay in Bifuka.

DAY 6 - Bifuka to Mt. Io area: Ride through countryside and over mountains. These roads are twisty and and in excellent condition, with virtually no stop lights. This island is made for riding! Stay in Iozan area.

DAY 7 - Free day in Mt. Io area: Ride a terrific loop out to epic Shiretoko Peninsula and back, home to Shiretoko National Park. Gaze out over Russian Islands and ride sweepers by steaming volcanoes. Stay in Mt. Io area.

DAY 8 - Iozan to Minami Furano Town: Take some twisty backroads by serene lakes and over heavily forested mountains. You will find that sparsely trafficed roads are almost without limits on Hokkaido. Stay in Minami Furano Town.

DAY 9 - Free Day in Minami Furano Town:There are alot of activities to enjoy in this little mountain town: canoeing, rafting, hiking...just to name a few. You may also consider taking a day ride out to Cape Erimo, and ride the epic "Golden Road" along the Pacific Ocean...a ride you will not soon forget!! Stay in Minami Furano Town.

DAY 10 - Minami Furano Town to Niseko: Ride past conical volcanoes, clear water lakes and to the outdoor recreation capital of Hokkaido, Niseko. Stay in Niseko.

DAY 11 - Free Day in Niseko: There are many outdoor activities to choose from. This is the rafting capital of Hokkaido. You may also join the guide for a loop ride around the area of Niseko. The volcanoes set up an exotic backdrop to some incredible paved roads winding through the mountains and along the rugged coast. Stay in Niseko.

DAY 12 - Niseko to Sapporo: Ride the scenic Sea of Japan coast back towards Chitose. Sadly, we will be turning in our bikes today. Farewell Dinner this evening in Chitose. Stay in Chitose.

DAY 13- Fly Home or keep the dream alive. The next motorcycle adventure vacation awaits.

DEPARTURE DAY

THE GEAR TO BRING

MotoQuest guides wear KLIM helmets, jackets, pants and gloves, and we outfit our motorcycles with luggage and accessories from Twisted Throttle. You can view and download our complete MotoQuest packing list here.

THE PHOTOS



Tour Info

Starting Price for This Tour: $10,080
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Total Miles for this Adventure: 1900

Difficulty: Is this tour right for me? Contact us with any questions

MotoQuest Staff on Tour

Motorcycles Included

Motorcycles Available

Included With the Tour

  • Hotel Accommodations
  • Premiere Welcome and Farewell Dinners
  • Professional MotoQuest Guide(s)
  • Support Vehicle
  • Support Vehicle Driver
  • Staff Trained in First Aid with Satellite Phone
  • MotoQuest Swag Bag
  • Photos Taken on the Trip
  • Automatic Enrollment in Global Rescue

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals on the Road
  • Gas
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative Tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities
  • National Park Entrance Fees

Special Circumstances

During our Hokkaido Explore Adventure, all dinners (except one), breakfasts and tolls are included in the tour price.

There is a list of MOTORCYCLE UPGRADES on the left for you to choose from.