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Cycling in the Goto Islands

Cycling in the Goto Islands Cycling in the Goto Islands
Cycling in the Goto Islands Cycling in the Goto Islands

The Goto Islands, located off the coast of Nagasaki Prefecture, offer the unique opportunity to cycle through history. Recommended routes include the 41-kilometer-long Kamigoto Island Route in the southwest, and the 77-kilometer-long Shimogoto Island Route in the northeast. Cruise past the cobalt blue sea at Takahama Beach, enjoy dynamic views of the coast at the Osezaki Lighthouse, and stop to visit the UNESCO-recognized Hidden Christian Sites such as Kashiragashima Church, and the historic Dozaki Church. Be sure to stop and sample Goto udon, a regional variant of Japan’s delicious noodle dish.





Length 77km
Duration No Data
Elevation Gain No Data

* Duration is an estimate and may vary depending on route and pace.


Reference: Cycling route in the Shimogoto area, centering on Fukue Island




Fukue Island has one of the main routes for this cycling route. To get to Fukue Island, take a 40-minute flight from Nagasaki Airport to Fukue Aiport. You can also reach the island by taking the Jetfoil for about 1 hour 30 minutes from Nagasaki Port to Fukue Port. 




Goto City Model Route (PDF)


Kamigoto Area Cycling Route (PDF / Japanese Only)


Shimogoto Area Cycling Route (PDF / Japanese Only)

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