Half-Day Private Bike Tour of Akiyoshidai

Akiyoshidai is Japan’s largest karst limestone plateau, located in the centre of Yamaguchi Prefecture, and one of the most popular sightseeing spots where you can feel the glory of nature. In recent years, it has also become known as a place where athletes from all over the country gather for cycling, trekking, and running.

This tour will give you an opportunity to move like the wind on an electric bicycle, on the karst limestone roads in the vast natural landscape of Akiyoshidai. As you pedal along in the breeze, you’ll be amazed at the views that stretch out before you. Afterwards, you will have the chance to visit Japan’s largest karst limestone cave, Akiyoshido Cave.

Stepping into the cave, you will find a mysterious space filled with many strange stalactite formations. Here you will be able to lose track of time in the overwhelming nature that seemingly stretches on forever. So, why not break a light sweat in nature on this breathtaking cycling tour?
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: Yamaguchi, Japan
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




Akiyoshidai is Japan’s largest karst limestone plateau, located in the centre of Yamaguchi Prefecture, and one of the most popular sightseeing spots where you can feel the glory of nature. In recent years, it has also become known as a place where athletes from all over the country gather for cycling, trekking, and running.

This tour will give you an opportunity to move like the wind on an electric bicycle, on the karst limestone roads in the vast natural landscape of Akiyoshidai. As you pedal along in the breeze, you’ll be amazed at the views that stretch out before you. Afterwards, you will have the chance to visit Japan’s largest karst limestone cave, Akiyoshido Cave.

Stepping into the cave, you will find a mysterious space filled with many strange stalactite formations. Here you will be able to lose track of time in the overwhelming nature that seemingly stretches on forever. So, why not break a light sweat in nature on this breathtaking cycling tour?

Itinerary
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Stop At: Akiyoshidaikankokoryu Center, 3506-2 Shūhōchō Akiyoshi, Mine, Yamaguchi 754-0511, Japan

Akiyoshidai Tourism Exchange Center: This is the tourism centre of Akiyoshidai, right in front of the bus stop. The centre has coin lockers and a waiting area for buses, and is open to everyone. Stop by the information centre first and choose your favourite bike from the many available!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Akiyoshidai Safari Land, 1212 Mitocho Aka, Mine 754-0302 Yamaguchi Prefecture

Akiyoshidai: The largest karst limestone plateau in Japan, located in the mid-west of Yamaguchi prefecture. It is a designated national park and special natural monument. Take a stroll through this natural wonder, which has been around for longer than mankind itself, and feel the passage of time.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Chōjagamori, Mitocho Naganobori, Mine, Yamaguchi 754-0213, Japan

Chōjagamori Forest: It is the only primeval forest on the vast plateau. In the forest, you can find more than 60 species of plants, the remains of an old well, and a spring pond. Legend has it that an ochimusha (a defeated warrior who fled the enemy) of the Heike clan, who was defeated at the Battle of Dannoura, once settled in this mysterious place.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory, Akiyoshidai, Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine 754-0511 Yamaguchi Prefecture

Akiyoshidai Karst Observatory: This circular observatory offers a panoramic view of the karst limestone and grassland areas of Akiyoshidai. Enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of Akiyoshidai that you have been exploring so far. It’s a great place to take a few pics!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mine Akiyoshidai Geopark Centre Karstar, 11237-862 Shūhōchō Akiyoshi, Mine, Yamaguchi 754-0511, Japan

Mine Akiyoshidai Geopark Centre Karstar: This is a tourist information centre and free rest stop in Akiyoshidai. It has a coffee stand and is a great spot to enjoy a view of Akiyoshidai from the cafe’s large windows. Enjoy a relaxing cup of tea to soothe your tired body and prepare you for the cycling journey back.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: 観光会館 安富屋, 3442 Shūhōchō Akiyoshi, Mine, Yamaguchi 754-0511, Japan

Kanko-kaikan Yasutomiya: Located on the souvenir shop street leading to Akiyoshido, this hall has a restaurant on the ground floor, famous for its burdock noodle soup, a speciality of Akiyoshi, which has won first prize in the Yamaguchi Gastronomy Collection. It is the perfect lunch for a tired body after a workout.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Akiyoshido, 3506-2 Shuhocho Akiyoshi, Mine 754-0511 Yamaguchi Prefecture

Akiyoshido: This is one of the largest limestone caves in Japan, located 100 metres below the ground in Akiyoshidai National Park, at the southern foot of the park. Over the years, nature has carved and created a variety of inspiring rock formations, which you can experience in this unique cave.

Duration: 30 minutes