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Dragon Route Self Tour

Ride The Dragon Route

Chubu International Airport Departure /5Days/ 4Nights

Can you imagine? Riding through Japan on a rising dragon shaped road, passing through several of the most fascinating places in all Japan.
The world heritage Shirakawa-go and its steep thatched roofs, resembling the hands of a Buddhist monk in pray. 
The gorgeous Noto Peninsula, stage of the legendary Genpei War, with its gorgeous coastal scenery and the luxurious Wakura Onsen.
And then, the dream road no one can ever imagine: Chirihama! The only one riding beach in all Japan! Going on the motorcycle of your dreams, enjoying the energizing sensation of the bright blue see at less than one foot from your tire. A unique riding experience you will never forget!


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Tour Facts

DAY 1 Nagoya → Atsuta Shrine → Gifu
DAY 2 Nata Temple → Motor Museum
DAY 3 Kenrokuen → Chirihama→ Senmaida
DAY 4 Kanayamachi → Shirakawa-go → Takayama
DAY 5 Gujo-Hachiman → Store
Days 5 days, 4 nights
Store Chubu International Airport
Meal 4 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
Hotel Rank ★★★☆☆
Total Distance 936 km
Riding Season Spring to Autumn




History culture

Model Course

Day1 Nagoya→Gifu

After the first briefing and some kilometers on the road, we will visit the Nagoya Castle、built at the beginning of the Edo Period and one of the most popular castles in Japan. We will then move to Atsuta Shrine, an ancient structure enshrining the Sun Goddess Amaterasu and the store of the sacred sword Kusanagi, one of the three imperial treasures. At lunch we will have a local delicacy for lunch: Hitsumabushi, Nagoya specialty made of grilled freshwater eel are served over rice. Then we will go to visit Gifu Castle, conquered by Oda Nobunaga in 1567 to enjoy a wonderful view of the city.

Day2 Gifu→Ishikawa

Today we will ride north to Ishikawa for a beautiful ride into the mountains. First we will stop at Natadera temple. Founded in 717 by a Buddhist monk who visited nearby Mount Hakusan, the large temple grounds feature multiple buildings, a pond garden and a characteristic rock face with handcut meditation caves and steps carved into the cliffside. In the evening we will visit the Japan Automobile Museum. Established in 1978 by Shoso Maeda, popular entrepreneur, with the aim to display his personal collection of cars, including some historically iconic Japan's commercial vehicles, but also ordinary vehicles, embodying the authenticity of the ordinary life Japan in the last years.

Day3 Ishikawa→Nanao

Today we will visit first the Kenrokuen, which is justifiably classified as one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens". Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees, giving the garden a different look in each season. We will continue to the north to enjoy some extraordinary beach ride on the legendary Chirihama beach, the only beach driveway in Japan. We will then move to the Keta Shrine, Shinto shrine with a history as a holy spot dating back over 2000 years. This shrine enshrines the deity Okuninushi, who is a god of finding true love. We will then end our day into a luxury hot spring resort on the sea.

Day4 Nanao→Hida

Today you will start the day riding along the coast of Toyama prefecture until we reach the Himi Banya fish market and we will stroll through it to take a look at the original Japanese fish delicatessen. Then you will ride south to the World Heritage site of Shirakawago, famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. After Shirakawago you will continue riding through the mountain roads to reach Takayama city. Located in Gifu prefecture, notable for the perfect conditions of the Edo period ancient parts of the city, which contribute to creating a gorgeous nostalgic atmosphere.

Day5 Hida→Nagoya

Your last day we will ride on the Seseragi road, heading back to Nagoya along the Japanese Alps. We will stop at Seki, famous in the country for being the base city for most of Japan’s cutlery industry. "Never break, never bend, cut well" the reputation of Seki swords has been spread in all over Japan. Today the products are range from kitchen knife to nail clipper, etc., with its tradition and modern technology. Here you can enjoy a katana performance, experience Japan's traditional activities (reservation is required in advance) or have a look around cutler museum as well as factory shop. You will then heading to Nagoya to return your vehicle, ready for your next Japanese adventure.


Travel price

Tour Price(per rider for twin share room)
Departure period:April 1-December 20, 2021
Exclusion date:4/25-5/5,7/22-25,8/5-15,9/19-21,10/6-7
Mon / Tue 
Thu / Sun
Wed /Fri/ Sat
Specific period
P-3 ¥188,000 ¥203,000 ¥212,000 Left price+¥10,000
P-4 ¥207,000 ¥223,000 ¥231,000 Additional price 
P-5 ¥222,000 ¥238,000 ¥246,000 Single Room ¥40,000
P-6 ¥233,000 ¥248,000 ¥257,000 Add Passenger ¥114,000
P-7 ¥249,000 ¥264,000 ¥273,000 Helmet(5days) +¥1,800
P-8 ¥268,000 ¥284,000 ¥292,000 Gloves(5days) +¥700
※Some motorcycles cannot attach options.
※Please ask us for availability of other options.


Motorcycles available for this tour

P-3 P-4 P-5 P-6 P-7 P-8

V Strom250



CRF1000L ADV Sports



Departing Store

Chubu International Airport Store

3-2-8 Rinku-cho, Tokoname City, Aichi
TEL 0569-89-9078

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Chubu International Airport
Classified as a first class airport and is the main international gateway for Chubu ("central") region, it is an international airport on an artificial island 35 km south of Nagoya. 10.2 million people used the airport in 2015.

Kansai Airport
An international airport located on an artificial island in the middle of Osaka Bay off Honshu shore, it is the international gateway for Japan's Kansai region, which contains the major cities of Kyoto, Kobe, and Osaka.

Included in Tour

  • Vehicle’s rental price (with top case)

  • Collision damage waiver

  • ETC card

  • 4 nights overnight hotel accommodations

  • 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Route map

  • Riders guide book

  • Recommended dining, activities and facilities list

Not Included in Tour

  • Air ticket

  • Fuel and toll roads fee

  • Lunches and dinners (2 dinners are included)

  • Helmets, gears and other optional accessories

  • Pannier case

Regarding the payment

  • Deposit for reservation is required within 3days after application is confirmed.

  • Balance payment is required until 30days before the tour starts.

  • In case of bookings within 30days before the tour starts, full payment is required at the time of the booking.
  • The payment shall be done by credit card.
  • There is no security deposit fee.
  • In case of cancellation of the booking, our cancel policy will apply.
  • Any change on tour contents will comport a handling charge.