[Touring Spot] [Yamanashi Prefecture] Bike trip to Doshi Village! A road full of nature and perfect for bikers

Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I would like to introduce the charms of Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture, which I toured by motorcycle from central Tokyo. Doshi Village in Yamanashi Prefecture is a place rich in nature and has roads that are perfect for bikers. I rode on my favorite Harley-Davidson FLSB Sport Glide, and it felt really good.


What is Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture?


Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture is a small village with a population of approximately 1,500 people located in Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture. The area of the village is approximately 117 square kilometers, of which approximately 90% is forest. The Doshi River, which flows through the center of the village, is a first-class river in the Fuji River system and is known for its clear waters. The village is also home to historical buildings such as Doshi Tunnel, Japan’s oldest wooden tunnel, and Doshi Shrine, which is designated as a national important cultural property.

Route to Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture

I rode my bike from central Tokyo to Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture.

First, I headed to Ginza via Kobikicho Street from Kamei Bridge, and then entered the Shuto Expressway’s Inner Loop Line. After that, I transferred to the Shuto Expressway No. 4 Shinjuku Line at Miyakezaka JCT and entered the Chuo Expressway. I took the Chuo Expressway, exited at Sagamiko IC, and entered Doshi Michi via Koshu Kaido and prefectural roads. Doshi Michi is National Route 413 in the mountains, and is a popular route for motorcyclists. On this tour, we covered about 117 kilometers in about 2 hours. I felt the joy of riding a motorcycle as I was able to ride on a road with many curves and beautiful scenery. However, it was necessary to drive while paying attention to oncoming cars and bicycles.

Highlights of Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture


Doshi River is located in Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture. This river is a clear stream that flows through the center of the village, and the water quality is very good, and there are many living things such as fish and stagfish.

Along the river, there are facilities such as campgrounds and barbecue areas where you can enjoy leisure.

Activities such as canoeing and rafting are also available on the river. I rode my bike along the road along the Doshi River and was soothed by the sound of the river and the green scenery. There are also shops near the river that sell Doshi soba, a specialty of Doshi Michi, and Doshi mandarin oranges, a specialty of Doshi village.


This time, we introduced how to enjoy Doshi Village in Yamanashi Prefecture by bike from Tokyo. Doshi Village in Yamanashi Prefecture is a wonderful place where you can feel nature and history. For motorcyclists, there are comfortable roads and convenient parking. Through this tour, I was able to fully experience the charm of Doshi Village, Yamanashi Prefecture. Everyone, please come and visit Doshi Village in Yamanashi Prefecture by bike.