SATOYAMA CYCLING GUIDED CYCLING TOURS TO EXPERIENCE LOCAL LIFESTYLES

Standard

Duration / Time / Dates 3.5 hours
9:00AM – 12:30PM  (Mar.20.2019-Dec.20.2019 / Mar.20.2020 – Nov.30.2020),
14:00PM – 17:30PM (Mar.20.2019-Oct.15.2019 / Mar.20.2020 – Oct.10.2020 )
Every day
Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point Hida-Furukawa Desk
Includes Guide, Rental Bike, Helmet

Take the time to immerse yourself in the authentic Japanese countryside, encountering traditional rural lifestyles through interacting with locals and experiencing the beauty of nature.

Half

Duration / Time / Dates 2.5 hours
10:15AM – 12:45PM (Mar.20.2019-Dec.20.2019 /Mar.20.2020-Nov.30.2020 )
14:00PM – 16:30PM (Oct.16.2019-Dec.20.2019 / Mar.20.2020 -Dec.20.2020)
Every day
Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point Hida-Furukawa Desk
Includes Guide, Rental Bike, Helmet

Experience Hida’s highlights in a shorter tour on flatter terrain which lets you discover traditional rural lifestyles through interaction with locals and showcases the beauty of nature. An alternative to our Standard tour, suitable for those who might have less time, less energy or young families.

Ride & Hike (Private Only)

Duration / Time / Dates 5 hours / May.1-Jul.20, Aug.20 – Sep.30, Oct.15 – Oct.31
10:15 – 15:15
Min.Number of Participants 1 *available from age: 13 years old, height: 145cm
Meeting Point Hida-Furukawa Desk
Includes Guide, Rental Bike, Helmet, Bento box lunch

A moderately challenging combination of cycling and a short hike in the woods. Recommended for more adventurous participants to discover beautiful waterfalls amidst a broad panorama of the Japanese Alps. A local packed lunch is provided.

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Food Walk + CYCLING (private only)

Duration / Time / Dates 6hours
Mar.20 – Dec.20  10:00AM – 16:00PM
Every day
Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point Entrance gate of Takayama Jinya
Includes Guide, Local Food & Sake Tasting, Transportation (Takayama to Hida Furukawa), Lunch at traditional restaurant

A morning town walk in Takayama seeks out traditional shops where you can try a myriad of local delicacies and sake. After lunch with your guide, travel together to Hida-Furukawa, where our cycling tour will showcase the essence of local rural lifestyles, culture and nature.

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WALKING TOURS Walk a Trial of History and Culture

Food Walk

formally Food&Culture walk

Duration / Time / Dates 2.5 hours / All Year 9:30AM – 12:00PM / Every day

(Private Tour: 9:00AM – 11:30AM)

Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point Entrance gate of Takayama Jinya
Includes Guide, Local Food & Sake Tasting

The tofu seller, sake brewery, Japanese sweets shop…and many more. Takayama remains deeply rooted in its local culture and history, with daily life still revolving around the longstanding traditional shops you will experience and sample from on this tour.

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CRAFT Walk

New! from Dec.1.2019.

Duration / Time / Dates 2.5 hours
All Year 14:00PM – 16:30PM
(Private Tour: 13:30AM – 16:00AM)
Every day
Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point Entrance gate of Takayama Jinya
Includes Guide, tea break

Takayama is renowned for its variety and quality of crafts, notably woodwork, pottery and textiles. Experience the full richness and diversity of Takayama’s craft culture in this guided exploration of the Old Town, showcasing genuine crafts made in the traditional manner.

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THE ART OF CRAFTMANSHIP WALK (PRIVATE ONLY)

New! from Dec.1.2019.

Duration / Time / Dates 2.5 hours
In view of the craftsmen’s working schedule, the studios we visit and the timings of the tour will differ. To book, please send us a request specifying morning or afternoon
All Year
Every day
Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point in front of iCafe TAKAYAMA (Takayama station 1F)
Includes Guide, Yatai Kaikan (Festival float museum) admission fee, tea break

Intricate yet imposing, the stunningly beautiful festival floats of Takayama have attained recognition as part of the national heritage of Japan. This tour allows participants a rare insight into the highly-skilled work behind the majesty of the floats, through meeting the craftsmen who maintain them and observing the traditional techniques employed in these artworks. The tour concludes with a visit to the Festival Floats museum to see the ‘finished product’!

Hida-Furukawa Town Walk (Private ONLY)

Duration / Time / Dates 2.5 hours / Until Oct.31.2019  2:00PM – 4:30PM / Every day
Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point Hida-Furukawa Desk
Includes Guide, Festival Hall admission fee, tea break

Set in a beautiful valley encircled by tree-lined hills, Hida-Furukawa has maintained the traditional small town feel of rural Japan. Highlights include impressive temples, sake breweries, the Setogawa canal full of giant carp in the warmer months and the museum devoted to Furukawa’s pride and joy, its festival. But most of all, there is no better place to experience the slow-paced rhythms of traditional Japanese rural life.

Winter Tours Enjoy snow scenery and experience

Japan alps Snowshoeing

formally Shinhotaka Snowshoeing

Duration / Time / Dates 3 hours / 8:30AM – 13:00PM / Every day
*Please note that this timing relates to the guided part of the tour. The round trip can take 8hrs if guests are coming from Takayama. See the schedule below.Jan.10 – Feb.24
Min.Number of Participants 2
Meeting Point Takayama Nouhi Bus Center * If the guests not come from Takayama, please contact us
Includes Guide, Boots, Outerwear, Snowshoes, Walking poles, 1,000yen meal coupon, Bus tickets from Takayama, ropeway ticket, Insurance

Experience the Hida winter close up in a forest of the northern Japanese Alps.  From Takayama, bus then cable car transport you to a stunning mountainous setting for a 2-hour guided  snowshoeing exploration, after which you can take the upper cable car to an altitude of 2150 metres for the best panoramic view of the Japanese Alps.

  • Children over 10yrs can join the tour.
  • We only have boots 22.5cm up to 29cm of size. Please bring own water-proof boots if your size is smaller than 22.5cm or over 30cm.

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SATOYAMA Snowshoeing

Duration / Time / Dates 2.5 hours / Jan, Feb 1:00PM – 4:30PM / Every day
Min.Number of Participants 2
Meeting Point Hida-Furukawa Desk
Includes Guide, Boots, Outerwear, Snowshoes, Walking poles, Insurance

This tour combines the best of both worlds, allowing us to experience nature close up while never far from human habitation in a village setting. We visit snow-covered fields where you can look out for animal footprints as well as an apple orchard, showcasing both nature and the way local people live closely in harmony with it.

  • Children over 6yrs can join the tour.
  • We only have boots 24cm up to 29cm of size. Please bring own water-proof boots if your size is smaller than 24cm or over 30cm.

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Japanese tapas cooking(private only)

Duration / Time / Dates 2.5 hours / Dec.1 – Mar. 15  13:30PM – 16:30PM / Every day
Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point Entrance gate of Takayama Jinya
Includes Guide,Transportation ,Light meal,Sake Tasting

Combine a visit to a Takayama sake brewery with an interactive cooking experience. Discover how sake is made in an exclusive tour, followed by a stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Town to a cooking studio. Learn how to make three Japanese tapas dishes using fresh local ingredients, then enjoy the fruits of your efforts, paired with delicious local sake.

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FAMILY cooking(private only)

Duration / Time / Dates 1.5 hours / Dec.1 – Mar. 15  14:30PM – 16:00PM / Every day
Min.Number of Participants 1
Meeting Point Green Cooking Studio
Includes Guide,Transportation ,Light meal,Insurance

Easy! Fun! And, most importantly, yummy! Introduce your kids to Japanese cuisine with our hands-on cooking experience. Learn how to make gohei mochi, which is sticky rice cake with egoma (perilla seed) sauce, along with that ubiquitous Japanese staple, miso soup, with its stock (dashi) made from seaweed and bonito flakes. Of course, no cooking course would be complete without sampling the dishes after cooking!

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