Some secrets are not meant to be divulged, but we have one that we think has already been exposed. Exploring Japan on two wheels delivers more memories than a rider could ever dream of. Thankfully for you, MotoQuest offers three incredible adventures to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Ok, now that the secret is out, it’s pretty obvious since these trips have been filling up fast. June’s Hokkaido is sold out, while the first Three-Island Adventure is basically full (one spot left). Lucky for you, there is still time to get on board in 2020 for a Japan Adventure! The April 11th date for the Three-Island Adventure is just over halfway full, and the Japan MotoGP Adventure still has a good amount of motorcycles available.
If you’ve been following MotoQuest for any amount of time, you’ll know that Phil has a passion for exposing Japan’s grandeur. He was very easily persuaded when asked to divulge some of the reasons that Japan has become so attractive to the motorcyclist traveler.
I got my start riding Japan on the north island of Hokkaido over 25 years ago. A few years later, I was invited to explore the southern part of Honshu Island and Shikoku Island by some friends from a local motorcycle club. When I crossed Shikoku by motorcycle, I was in complete awe at the beauty and ruggedness of the landscape. Charming temples, steep, forested mountain slopes, and relaxing hot springs were everywhere. The riding was excellent, but just taking in the beauty of the surroundings pasted a smile on my face that lasted for years. I thought to myself, “I have got to share this with our riders!”
Fast forward to today and our Japan Three Island Adventure is so popular, we are regularly selling it out. So much so, we are now offering a second date for this extraordinary moto experience. It has been a labor of love putting it into the works: consulting with local riders, scouting routes, trying out new hotels. We’ve been at this one for over 15 years and have refined it to a point where it is simply outstanding.
Reasons to ride in Japan are plentiful. If it’s hot springs, we have them nearly every night. If it’s motorcycle stuff, then it’s the world class Iwashita Collection or visiting our friends’ vintage BMW restoration shop. If it’s food, then get ready for the feast every morning, noon and night. Adding to this is the constant billowing and vibrant grandness of the cherry blossom season, and the fantastic riding. Why not add a steaming volcano as well? It’s all ready and waiting for you.
There you have it – a perfect mix of exotic and majestic culture, sure to give you savory moto memories to last a lifetime.
We have several spots available for our April 11th Japan Three Island Adventure. You will experience three of the main Japanese Islands, under a canopy of fluttering cherry blossoms while you soak in soothing thermal hot springs…Are you game? If you’re thinking about it, scroll to the bottom to find the bikes still available for this adventure.
March 28, 2020 – April 8, 2020 (SOLD OUT)
April 11, 2020 – April 22, 2020
March 27, 2021 – April 7, 2021
April 10, 2021 – April 21, 2021
Still looking for more on the Japan Three Islands Tour? You check out Phil’s video diary here.
More from Phil about October’s Adventure:
I wish I could take the time to showcase our Hokkaido Explore Adventure of the north island at this time, but we are sold out for 2020. I guess word is getting out. If this adventure interests you, check out the 2021 dates (June 1 – 13, 2021) and make sure to plan ahead for this one.
However, if you are still intrigued by riding Japan, and you would like to see the Japanese Alps, fall foliage, Mt. Fuji, the Moto GP and Shikoku Island, then consider our Japan MotoGP Adventure. After leading our last MotoGP trip there in October, I realized that the MotoGP may be the draw for many of the riders, but what sets this trip apart is our three night stay in Nikko.
This UNESCO World Heritage site is perfect to stay in while you choose your own adventure. Do I stroll through the temples of Nikko? Do I explore around mountainous Nikko and ride the backroads? Do I go to the qualifying day of the MotoGP? Do I go on race day? There are so many wonderful options to take advantage of!
I realized that yes, the MotoGP is a fantastic event to see, but if you are not a GP fanatic, why not just explore in and around Nikko? I can see that this ride will soon become one of our more popular trips, and it won’t be the MotoGP that draws people in…
Wherever you choose to ride with us in Japan, you will be met by genuinely welcoming hospitality by the locals, delectable food that will spoil you for life, and the ooh’s and ahh’s of delightfully slipping into soothing thermal hot springs. Japan will astound you and take you to that exotic, inviting and safe destination you always dreamed of. Oh, and did I mention how good the roads are? We’ll save that discussion for another time. Japan is calling!
October 12, 2020 – October 24, 2020
October 11, 2021 – October 23, 2021
Motorcycle List for April 11th Three-Island Adventure
If you aren’t sure which motorcycle is right for you, feel free to reach out for a call back by clicking the button below.
Triumph Bonneville CARB
Triumph Bonneville SE CARB
Triumph Tiger 1050 (available upgrade)
Triumph Bonneville T100 EFI
Triumph Bonneville SE EFI
Triumph Tiger 1215 XR Low (available upgrade)
Triumph Trophy 1215 (available upgrade)