Mountain Biking in Japan

Being such a mountainous country, Japan is a fantastic place to go mountain biking. Right across the land, there are excellent spots at which you can hop on a bike and fly down a trail. Whether you are into downhill, dirt jumps, freeride or cross country; a beginner (like me) or a seasoned pro, you can find somewhere to meet your thrill. Of course, there are loads of trails around the place, but here are a few ideas to not only get you started but also where you can meet people who share your passion – and who will perhaps share with you their favorite, lesser-known spots. Fujimi Panorama Fujimi Panorama is first on our list as it is Japan’s largest bike field. The gondola goes right up to the summit (1,780m), from where you can see the Yatsugatake Mountains and Mt. Fuji. The Fujimi Panorama MTB Park has a variety of downhill courses for beginners as well as advanced riders. There are a wide array of bikes and accessories for rental, and the park is open from April 27 to November 4. Where: 6666-703 Fujimi, Suwa District (map) Website: www.fujimipanorama.com Hakuba Iwatake This was where I learned to mountain bike, and it is great for first-timers. However, as it was once home to two of the biggest MTB events in Japan, it is also perfect for more advanced riders, with various courses, such as the Downhill Course from the summit area and the Cross Country Course through…
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Mountain Biking in Japan
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Mountain Biking in Japan

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