2.5-hour guided cycling tour in the countryside

Every scenery you will see during the tour should give you a feeling of SATOYAMA!

From the graceful town of Hida Furukawa, all the way to a rustic farming village, this almost totally flat, two and a half-hour long guided bike tour is perfect for beginning cyclists and those with families. We pedal around Satoyama and spread out into the outskirts just outside of town, eventually reaching a spring/well from which local people draw water.

Our journey will take us through fields, a shrine and other areas highlighting the deep culture of the town and its people. Keep an eye out for details big and small, each important to a lifestyle seldom seen anywhere else. 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. 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.
After an easy and refreshing ride, there is nothing left to do but relax!

Tour itinerary

Guided Tour



Mar.20 → Nov.30 every year






9:00 - 11:30
10:15 -12:45
14:00 -16:30

SUMMER TIME: July 16–Aug 20
*avoiding hottest part of day
8:15 -10:45
15:00 -17:30


Max 8 people
Min 2 person


from 12,800JPY/person

A child seat which mounts to the back of the bike can be rented for an additional 3,000 yen.(Can accommodate a child 2-6 years old and up to 20kg)

Included in the price

Trained and experienced guide (in English/Japanese)
Private tour
Mountain Bike
Rain gear (Japanese size: S, M, L)
Free water (Please bring your bottles)
Tea break

Not included

Hotel pickup and drop-off
Child seat (3,000yen for rental)


A child seat which mounts to the back of the bike can be rented for an additional 3,000 yen.(Can accommodate a child 2-6 years old and up to 20kg)


11-32 Furukawacho Ninomachi, Hida-shi, Gifu, Japan



  • Reservation up to 365 days ahead is possible.
  • 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.
  • Tour participants must be able to ride a bike. We recommend that guests without recent experience of riding a bike familiarise themselves through training rides before their trip. Children under 12 years old should have sufficient recent experience of riding a bike without training wheels.
  • If there are children under 135cm or infants with a child seat, please book our “Half” tour.


  • If you, unfortunately, cancel the tour, you will not be charged a cancellation fee up to 2 days before the tour date. Please see the link for the detail: Cancellation policy

Insurance Please be sure to purchase appropriate travel insurance in advance.

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

  • 1 person :  ¥42,000
  • 2 people : ¥22,500
  • 3 people : ¥16,000
  • 4 people or more : ¥12,800

Private tour price in the top season (April 1st-20th, Jul 16th-Aug 20th, Oct 1st-15th)

  • 1 person :  ¥55,000
  • 2 people : ¥29,000
  • 3 people : ¥20,400
  • 4 people or more : ¥16,000

Summer season
There is a high risk of thunderstorms developing on mid-summer afternoons (especially in July and August) when temperatures climb over 30 degrees Celsius. Please understand that cycling tours may be substituted by walking tours for safety reasons if thunder or lightning are observed. The risk of thunderstorms is generally lower in the mornings.  

To reduce unnecessary waste We recommend you bring your water bottles to SATOYAMA STAY NINO-MACHI. It’s for free to fill them up. We have a filtered drinking water dispenser by the reception. You can get fresh water before and after the tour, so you don’t need to buy any plastic bottles. We would appreciate your cooperation to reduce unnecessary plastic use.


Guide Tour

    We conduct all of our tours rain or shine. In the case of rain, we can provide you rain suits. Tour fee will not be refunded in the case of cancellation requested by customers due to rain on the day. If we decide to cancel a tour due to the adverse weather conditions, we will inform you prior to the tour.


    Please see the link for the detail: Cancellation policy


    Please wear comfortable clothes suitable for bicycle riding. Sneakers, shorts or pants are appropriate. Also, we recommend a hat and sunglasses during summer, and a hat, gloves, windbreaker, and layered clothing in colder weather.
    Additionally, please bring rain gear in the case of a sudden downpour during a tour. Please see this page for details.