I plan to go on a 2+ weeks cycling trip in Japan. Coming by plane with my own bike will cost me 200€, plus the inconveniences and the risk of my bike being damaged.
So I wonder if it's not easier to rent a bike directly in Japan. As I will arrive and leave from Kyoto (Osaka airport, but family in Kyoto), I'd prefer to rent it in Kyoto. There are plenty of renting shop with websites, but they all rent city bikes. I'm looking for a road bike (more like this one) or a touring bike, with the facilities (bags, etc.).
Are there some english websites to rent such bikes in Kyoto?