Zen and the art of motorcycle touring in Japan (Paperback)

Zen and the art of motorcycle touring in Japan By Sean Alcorn (Contribution by), Kai Meischke Cover Image

Zen and the art of motorcycle touring in Japan (Paperback)

By Sean Alcorn (Contribution by), Kai Meischke


(This book cannot be returned.)

Japan is an amazing destination to go motorcycle touring. Outside the megacities there are scenic roads and breathtaking views to be experienced.

You could go on a pre-packaged tour travel companies charge over $10,000 for two weeks in Japan. Finding the best roads to ride, shops to rent from, and places to stay would take hours of research.

The information that's available online is often a personal travel diary and not always up to date or fact-checked. And to access information in Japanese you would need to study full-time for at least 52 weeks to get basic proficiency.

This guidebook aims to help you help you plan and prepare for your next motorcycle adventure in Japan. It will show you how to see more, spend less and have an authentic experience in Japan.


  • Where to go
  • When to to go
  • What to bring
  • What to budget for
  • Where to rent a motorcycle
  • What's good to know

Rides by region

  • Hokkaido
  • Touhoku
  • Kanto
  • Chubu
  • Kansai
  • Chugoku
  • Shikoku
  • Kyushu

On Arrival

  • Customs procedure
  • Arriving at Narita International Airport
  • Arriving at Osaka - Kansai International Airport
  • Arriving at Nagoya international airport
  • Arriving at Fukuoka - Fukuoka Airport
  • Arriving at Sapporo - New Chitose Airport
  • Staying connected
  • Helpful apps
  • Buying motorcycle gear

On the road

  • Types of road
  • Expressways
  • Rules of the road
  • Navigation
  • Traffic Signs
  • Stickers on cars
  • Bike fuel
  • Body fuel
  • Taking domestic ferries
  • Accidents
  • Traffic violations and fines
  • Earthquakes and tsunamis


  • Camping
  • Youth Hostels
  • Rider Houses
  • Love Hotels
  • Business Hotels
  • Ryokan/Onsen


  • Three most scenic views
  • Three most famous gardens
  • Twelve original castles
  • Overview of Japan's National Parks
Product Details ISBN: 9798671688276
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: August 21st, 2022
Pages: 114
Language: English