Q：What are the passport and visa requirements?
A：Passport：You must have a valid Passport that does not expire for six months from the date of entry into Japan.
Visa：Visas are not needed for U.S., Canadian, or U.K. citizens for up to three months stay.
Q：What do I need to drive in Japan with Rental bike?
A：・Be at least 20 years of age.
・Credit card (we recommend bringing more than one just in case).
・ Have a valid motorcycle driving license from Japan or from one of the countries above, plus an international driving permit stamped on “A” for motorcycles or an Official Japanese Translation, depending on the country.
* Home Country Driving License + International Driving Permit
(based on the Geneva International Road Traffic Convention of 19th September 1949)
*Home Country Driving License + Official Japanese translation of the Driving license
(Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Slovenia or Taiwan )
If you have any questions ,please ask us from our contact form.
Q：What’s the insurance coverage during the tour?
A：Rental bike’s insurance included into the basic rental fee contents are as below.
■Third party bodily injury/death per person：Unlimited
■Third party property damage per occurrence：Up to 10 million yen (deductible: 50,000 yen)
■Third party bodily injury/death per person：Up to 5 million yen per person. Limited to disability or death. Motorcycles of 50cc and below excluded.
■Regarding Collision Damage Waiver
Collision Damage Waiver is a measure, already included in your rental fee, to let you ride with no worries that will cover you in case of accident or crash of the vehicle. Fee and deductible differs from class to class as below.
|CLASS||Day 1||Day 2/ and then daily||Deductible / Occurrence*|
In case of damage to the motorcycle, the renter pays up to this amount. The excess cost is covered by the CDW （without CDW renter must pay full cost of the damage reparation). CDW is compulsory for non-residents in Japan.
■Regarding the Deductible
The deductible is the maximum amount of repairs to be paid by the customer in case of accident.
For example, in the case of the P-4 class, if the repair cost is 10,000 yen and since this amount is less than the deductible amount, the customer’s charge will be the 10,000 yen of the total repair cost.
In case the repair cost will exceed 200,000 yen, customer’s charge will pay the maximum amount of 50,000 yen while the other 150,000 yen will be covered by vehicle’s compensation.
*If the repair price cannot be calculated immediately, we will charge you up to the deductible amount as a deposit, and we will then refund you the amount exceeding the actual repair price.
■Theft insurance：50% of the current motorcycle’s market value set by our company on the vehicle. However, theft compensation do not apply in the following cases.
- In case you forget to lock the handle
- In case you forget vehicle’s keys
*Customer is charged for any other damage included in theft damage exceeding theft compensation explained above. Therefore be extremely careful when leaving your rental motorcycle on the road.
In the unlikely event of an accident, we will request compensation if the rented vehicle cannot be rented again for repair. This Non Operation Charge will be billed separately even if you have subscribed to the “Collision Damage Waiver”.
Also, riding with mirrors, blinkers, headlights or other security components in a damaged, broken or missing state is not only legally punishable, but also extremely dangerous.
In the event of such an accident, make sure to call a wrecker. Even in case of a return by forcibly driving in above conditions, you may be charged a 50,000 yen Non Operation Charge based on the damage standard.
If you can bring the motorcycle to the shop by yourself : 20,000 yen.
If you cannot bring the motorcycle by yourself: 50,000 yen+ tow truck charges
Q：What is included in the tour?
A：Items Included in the tour
◎ Rental bike’s insurance
◎ English speaking Touring guide
◎ Touring itinerary
◎ Travel planning & reservations
◎ Overnight accommodations at destinations
◎ Breakfast & Dinner(depending on the tour)
Items NOT included in the tour
◎A cost of gas
◎Toll fee for express way
◎Lunches, snacks and drinks
◎Personal travel insurance
Q：Do I need Japanese money?
A：Although many places accept credit cards, cash is used for most transactions outside the major cities, so you should bring some Japanese yen. Currency can be exchanged at Narita and Haneda airports.
Note: Most convenience stores in Japan have ATM machines where you can get cash with your credit card. However, some places accept only VISA and MASTERCARD, so it’s a good idea to bring more than one card.
Q：What’s the weather like in Japan?
A： The touring season is from March through November. The rainy season lasts from late June to mid-July, but there’s no rainy season in Hokkaido (Japan’s northernmost island). （→Japan Meteorological Agency）
Q：What should I bring with me?
A： Helmet, sunglasses, leather gloves and rain-proof warm gloves, riding jacket and riding pants (padded wear recommended), rain gear, water-proof boots, a hat, neck gaiter, fleece layers, thermal under layers, comfortable shoes for after riding, waterproof duffle bag, after riding wear （jeans, T-shirt, sweatshirt)
Note: Japanese inns and hotels provide an evening robe (Yukata), so you don’t need to bring so much clothing. However, if you have your own preferred sleepwear, please bring it.
Q: Can you supply helmets and riding gear?
A： Yes, depending on the size. Please ask when signing up for your tour.
Q: What other costs should I budget for in addition to the tour cost?
A： Highway tolls, gasoline, food & drink, dinner drinks and entry fees at tourist locations are not included in the tour. We use ETC electronic passes to pay the highway tolls, Please pay the tool fee after the tour.
Q: Can I ship my gear ahead for the tour?
A： You are welcome to ship gear ahead on tours. We will send you the shipping address when you sign up for a tour.
Q：What about Japanese driving rules？
A： Please read ‘A Guide to Driving in Japan’ published by the Japanese police. Your tour guide will explain these to you on the first day of the tour.
Please obey the Japanese laws and follow instructions of a guide attending our tour.
Q：I don’t have much touring experience. Will I be able to keep up?
A：Don’t worry, our tour guides will adjust their pace to suit you. If you’re unsure of your riding abilities, please let us know so we can give you advice.