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Hida Satoyama Cycling Standard

Hida Satoyama Cycling / Guided Tour / Regular
Standard 3.5-Hour Guided Tour of Hida Satoyama

This Satoyama Cycling Tour uncovers a land of beauty like nowhere else

Cycling in Japan has never been more intimate, more connected with time and place. The 3.5-Hour Guided Tour of Satoyama helps you get a feeling for the town, showcasing a well-balanced and colorful snapshot of local village life over the scenic 22 km route. It’s a relaxing contrast to city life, a unique cultural experience rivaling other Japan bike tours, and a great way to get some exercise. Here are just a few examples of great spots that you’ll get to explore on your journey.

 

Rice plants are an essential part of Satoyama’s landscape and one of this tour’s most charming attractions–you can learn how rice grows in Japan and later, reap the benefits of the harvest with a hearty meal. During the tour, take the opportunity to visit a local market where local vegetables and other products are sold.

Even before food, though, you’ll need pure, clear water–something that this mountainous area has in abundance! There are many water-drawing spots, all known by our guides. The water is both delicious and free, the perfect thirst-quencher during a great ride.

 

 

While other Japan bike tours may only show you tourist spots, we will journey beyond the guidebooks, visiting everywhere from natural havens to local gathering areas essential to town life. One of them is the local market, a colorful place where the local stories are just as good as the food. Come away with a full stomach and things to tell your family and friends.

 

 

Dates

Period
Mar 20, 2018Dec 20, 2018
Mar 20, 2019Dec 20, 2019

Time

Approx. 3h30m

10/16-12/20: Morning tour only.

Number of Participants

Max8 people
Min2 people

Tour rate

8,100JPY/person Inc.Tax

Included in the price
  • Trained and experienced guide (in English/Japanese)
  • Small group tour
  • Mountain Bike
  • Helmet
  • Rain gear (Japanese size: S, M, L)
  • 500ml bottled water
  • Tea break
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gloves
  • Child seat (1,000yen for rental)

Meeting Point

SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE Hida-Furukawa Desk

8-11 Furukawacho Ninomachi, Hida-shi, Gifu, Japan

Note

Reservation

  • Reservation up to 170 days ahead is possible. For reservations further ahead, please contact us via the inquiry page.
  • If a tour is filled with 2 people booking already, you can book it alone. Please check our current availability via “reservation”. If your requested date is unavailable, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cancellation

  • Please notify us by 72 hours prior to the tour time if you cancel your tour. You will be charged the cancellation fee based on the cancellation policy if you cancel the tour within 72 hours for any reason. Please see the link below for the detail.
    Cancellation policy

Private Tours

We have private tours available upon request.
* Please note that we have no child rates for private tours.

  • 1 person :  ¥32,400
  • 2 people : ¥16,200
  • 3 people : ¥10,800
  • 4 people or more : ¥9,100

Private tour price in the top season (April 10th-29th, Jul 16th-Aug 25th, Oct 1st-15th 2019)

  • 1 person :  ¥48,600
  • 2 people : ¥24,300
  • 3 people : ¥16,200
  • 4 people or more : ¥12,150