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Kunisaki Heritage Bike and Hike Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 6 people
Destination(s): Japan  
Specialty Categories: Walking Tours   Bicycle Touring  
Season: March - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1600 US Dollar (USD)

Kunisaki Heritage Temples tour circles the Kunisaki Peninsula by Bike and on foot. It is a no-nonsense, economical and environmentally sound vacation choice. Your guides are experienced and the important points are observed; good food, good routes, good accommodations, cold beer and hot springs.

Tour Itinerary: After arrival in Oita, on Kyushu Island of Japan.

Day 1: After some orientation, start in Yamaga town with a moderate hike on an old pilgrimage trail. The terrain alternates from quasi-jungle to cliff-side and ridge-top, and takes 4 to 5 hours to complete. Afterward, a short bike-ride to the Usa Jingu shrine, hot spring baths, and our lodging.

Day 2: Beginning with a bike ride of 15 lumpy kilometers to the stone cliff carvings of Kumano, then a 3 hour hike across Nokogiri ridge trail. After lunch on the trail, we ride bikes to our accommodations, a hot spring Ryokan.

Day 3: Another morning bike ride, about 20 kilometers, and then hike a spectacular trail called Nakayama-Senkyo. Afterward we will ride to Kunimi town, by the sea. Satoh's Buddha carving gallery is where we stay.

Day 4: We take it easy in the morning, with a visit to quaint Himeshima island. In the afternoon we ride or hike to the old Monjusen temple. Monjusen temple has been in use for hundreds of years and it is a very memorable place. We eat traditional temple-fare, and sleep at the temple. There is Zen meditation at day-break, if you would like to do that.

Day 5: We do make a hike in the morning, skirt Futago mountain to Futago temple, and then after lunch, ride bikes to Yamaga, about 30 km.

Total bike distance is 100 km. It is a bit lumpy. Total hike distance is approx 20 km.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All meals, lodgings, fees and support cars when needed, tips and taxes.
- Also included are bike rental.
- Alcohol drinks, gifts and snacks not included.
- Discounts for groups available.
- Commissions paid to agents.
- Bikes are available for a modest price, but you may bring your own.

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