Ibaraki Tsuchiura Cycling Tour (Guided, Self-guided)

Discover the beauty of Japan's second largest lake - Lake Kasumigaura on a 2-day cycling tour, visit a sake brewery, sample local produce and enjoy the views that change with seasons.

2 days


  • Escape Tokyo crowds, head to Ibaraki, only an hour and half away by train, and explore the picturesque countryside on a rental bike
  • Try local specialties, and visit a sake brewery which boasts a two-century tradition
  • Opt for a self-guided tour and discover the area on your own, or choose a guided experience and learn about Ibaraki first-hand from a local guide


Leave Tokyo for a couple of days and enjoy the change of scenery on a two-day Tsuchiura Cycling Tour. Arrive at Tsuchiura Station, only an hour and a half away from Tokyo by train. At Ring Ring Port Tsuchiura hop on a rental bicycle and set out to explore the surroundings. Ibaraki Prefecture, known across the country for its production of "natto" fermented soy beans, is also home to the nation's second largest lake - Lake Kasumigaura. The tour takes you along the well-marked cycling path which offers views of the lake and the countryside. Enjoy local flavors at lunch time. This area is the largest and best known "renkon" lotus root producing region.  Check out a sake brewery in the afternoon and do some amazake tasting. Head to your accommodation later on and rest up. On the following day, before heading back to Tsuchiura Station, do some more exploration of the area and catch a glimpse of Mt. Tsukuba along your route. Have lunch at another local eatery, relax, enjoy the atmosphere and afterwards pedal back to Ring Ring Port Tsuchiura where you will return your rental bike. Afterwards, head for Tsuchiura Station. 



Day 1

  • Arrive at Tsuchiura Station by train from Tokyo
    *Take the JR Joban Line (for shorter riding time, take the Hitachi or Tokiwa Express Service)
  • Assemble bike at Ring Ring Port Tsuchiura
  • Ride to Lake Kasumigaura 
  • Lunch at Kasumi Kitchen
  • Ride to Takahama, visit Hirose Shoten (Shiragiku) sake brewery
    *Note that in Japan driving as well as bicycle riding after alcohol consumption is illegal. 
  • Ride to accommodation
    Accommodation include: 
    Japanese style guest house, in Kasumigaura, Dinner and breakfast included

Day 2

  • Ride to Mishima on south side of Lake Kasumigaura
  • Lunch at Shimizuya: Unagi (eel) set meal or Fish set meal or Vegan set meal
  • Ride to Le Cyc, cycling shop, at Tsuchiura Station, disassemble bike
    1-30, Ariake-cho, Tsuchiura City PLAYatre Tsuchiura 1F
    Google Map
  • Return to Tokyo by train

Important information

Included in price

  • Rental bicycle fee for Day 1 and Day 2
  • Guide (for guided tour)
  • Accommodation on Day 1
  • Lunch on Day 1 and Day 2
  • 1 beverage per person with lunch on Day 2

Not included

  • Transportation to/from Tsuchiura Station
  • Any personal expenses

Other important information

  • Tour content may be changed to the same quality content depending on the season or suppliers’ circumstances.

Know before you book

  • Japanese Guest House can be privatized starting with 4 guests, for additional JPY 20,000.
    In order to check availability, please inquire with us first via Live Chat (bottom-right of your screen), or by phone +81 (0)3-4588-2679 10:00–19:00 JST, Mon–Fri
  • Cancellation
    6 to 4 days prior to the day of your trip: 50 %  of tour price
    3 days prior: 100 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Ring Ring Port Tsuchiura
Tsuchiura City, Kawaguchi 2-13-25, Ibaraki 300-0035

View Directions

Organised by Japan Travel KK

0 Reviews

4-6 of 12 Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Ibaraki Tsuchiura Cycling Tour (Guided, Self-guided)”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *