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Private-group Morning Cycling Tour in Hida-Furukawa provided by Satoyama Experience

Private-group Morning Cycling Tour in Hida-Furukawa

Private-group Morning Cycling Tour in Hida-Furukawa
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from £150.73 per adult (price varies by group size)
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  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15946P14
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local guide • Use of bicycle • Use of helmet • Insurance • Local taxes • Snacks
Exclusions
A basket is not attached to the bike • Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
8-11 Furukawachō Ninomachi, Hida, Gifu 509-4235, Japan
Inclusions
Local guide • Use of bicycle • Use of helmet • Insurance • Local taxes • Snacks
Exclusions
A basket is not attached to the bike • Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
8-11 Furukawachō Ninomachi, Hida, Gifu 509-4235, Japan
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
A maximum of 8 people per booking
Minimum age is 6 years with minimum height of 125cm (approx. 4.1 ft)
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Esther v
12 contributions
Fantastic bike tour country side Japan, Japanese Alps
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a wonderful 3,5 hour bike tour with Marino in the Japanese Alps. She told and showed us a lot about Japanese history, rural life, temples and shrines, wildlife. Very interesting! This was a great experience tot see the contrast between Tokyo city life and life in the country side.A must see. Highly recommended!
Written 24 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for your lovely comments. I am really happy to hear that from you! It was a fantastic day for the cycling tour. There are a lot of interesting stories in spite of a small town, so it was my pleasure to show and tell you them. If we'd had more time, I'd have wanted to show you more. So if you have a chance to come Japan, please visit us again. We look forward to seeing you again one day. Thanks again. Marino from SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE.
Written 27 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kelly2019
1 contribution
Great introduction to the Japanese countryside
Dec 2019
After arriving at the lovely Hida-Furukawa station it was quite easy to find our way to Satoyama Experience using google maps. Although we walked past the entrance at first it is easy to find if you look for a building with some bikes parked outside. Our guide Miyuki gave us clear instructions on riding the bikes and insisted on exchanging some knowledge about the Netherlands because she was genuinely interested.
Thanks to the mild December weather we enjoyed clear skies and a pleasant temperature for the majority of the trip. We stopped at interesting sights and Miyuki even brought pictures to show the stages of rice production and how the scenery usually looks throughout the seasons. We were stopped by a nice lady to taste fresh persimmons and were later on invited to look inside an incredibly well maintained classic Japanese house.
I was delighted to learn that the stairs leading up to the shrine on the hillside are a popular destination among fans of the anime Your Name or 君の名は (Kimi no Na wa) since part of this film takes place in a fictional town in this region.
Despite being surrounded by mountains the tour is mostly flat and very easy to complete. I would definitely recommend booking this tour if you are travelling through the Hida region.
Written 24 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer W
1 contribution
Lovely morning tour
Nov 2019 • Friends
Our tour guide, Ryoto, was great. It was a chilly on our ride but they had gloves available. The bikes are great quality, very comfortable. It was a very easy going tour, no exertion needed.
Written 6 December 2019
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Thank you for leaving a really good comment here ! It is so honorable that you mentioned about me. I am really happy that you enjoyed the day even though it was so cold !! I hope that you come back to Japan again to discover more !! Thanks again Ryoto from SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE Team
Written 9 December 2019
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Colin
4 contributions
Best way to see the countryside
Dec 2019 • Couples
We booked the full 3.5 hour biking trip with Satoyama Experience and Marino was our guide. To get to the meeting location, we traveled from Takayama to Hida Furukawa — a short 15 minute train ride — and easily found our way to the Satoyama office. We were quickly introduced to the only other people on the tour, a very sweet couple from the UK, and we all became fast friends, Marino included!

We were given a safety briefing, a strap to prevent our pants from getting caught in the gears, a bottle of water, and a helmet. My travel partner also forgot to bring gloves and was lent a pair — very thoughtful! Then we were off...

This experience turned out to be our favorite on the trip! It was flat almost the entire way, save for a few short hills that anyone could manage. Every second was filled with wonderful scenery from babbling brooks to freshly harvested rice paddies to hida cows munching on hay. Marino allowed us to rest every 10 minutes or so while she explained in detail what daily life was like for the locals, how the regional food is produced, and much more about culture and traditions.

Some of the stop highlights include a drink from a cool, clear spring, a stop at a local market, and a tea ceremony with a snack. Marino made special care to take lots of pictures (including action shots on the bikes!), be mindful of safety, and to answer all of the many, many questions I had. Her English was excellent!

For those who want to learn more about what life is like in the Hida countryside or who love being in nature and connecting with locals, this trip comes highly recommended and well worth the short trek from Takayama. Thank you Marino for such a unique and special experience!

-Carly and Colin
Written 2 December 2019
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Dear Carly and Colin, Thank you so much for your lovely comment. It makes me so happy! It was my pleasure to help you to make special experience in Japan. If you have opportunities to come to Japan again, please visit us in different seasons. We would love to show you different beautiful faces here. Marino from SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE.
Written 6 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Loulie Me
3 contributions
Wow!!!
Nov 2019
It was raining when I woke and I did not fancy going on a bike ride. But I am sure glad I did get out of bed and made my way to Furukawa. My guide, Marino, who waited for me because I was late, could not have been more enthusiast, helpful, attentive and fun to be with. She frequently checked if I was alright and often stopped to interact with some local people - and be the interpret for me - which was so much fun. It was an active morning - but not exhausting - and a great opportunity to be closer to the people and the 'real' culture. I could not recommend this experience more and wished I booked other tours now. Thank you!!
Written 2 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Louise, thank you so much for your lovely comment. It makes me so happy! If you have an opportunity you can come to Japan again, please visit Furukawa in different seasons. I would love to show you different beautiful faces here. Thank you again for coming even though it was rain, we were able to make the good tour together! Marino from SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE.
Written 6 December 2019
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Sarah
7 contributions
Perfect Morning and Perfect Guide in Mid-November!
Nov 2019
We booked a morning cycling tour after reading such positive reviews on TripAdvisor but didn't really know what to expect. Let me say that any expectations we did have were exceeded and then some. This was a major highlight of our 16 days in Japan.

We were fortunate enough to have Yoshi-san as our guide who made the experience so wonderful. He was attentive, kind, gregarious and spoke perfect English. He felt like an old friend.

It was a very cold morning and we forgot our gloves, so Yoshi let us borrow some. We were also pleasantly surprised that no one else booked the group tour that morning so it turned out to be a private tour!

Over the next 3.5 hours, Yoshi took us to many beautiful vantage points of the town which was right in the middle of fall foliage season. He also took lots of beautiful photos that we will cherish for years. We ended the day with a lovely chat and cup of tea by the river.

I cannot recommend this tour enough. If you book it, I hope you are lucky enough to have Yoshi-san as your guide.
Written 24 November 2019
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sarah67d
1 contribution
Full day cycle & waterfall hike
Oct 2019 • Couples
Very pleasant day. Our guide Sho was great company & very informative. The cycling was fun & the waterfall hike with trees in glorious autumnal colors was stunning. Recommended!
Written 31 October 2019
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jdcpilk
Auckland, New Zealand5 contributions
Great Cycle tour.
Oct 2019 • Couples
The morning ride was informative and very relaxed. Flat ride through village and country side was fantastic, the guides,(Hisa and Marino), were great and showed us lots about Japanese country living. Grean Tea on the billy at the stream was lovely.
Highly recommended.
Written 18 October 2019
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Hi, thank you for your lovely comment. It makes us so happy! We really enjoyed going on the tour with you. Also we were happy to talk about NZ in Hida as well. We would like to see your lovely Kunekune one day. HIsa and Marino from SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE.
Written 28 October 2019
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lynnefleming09
Queenstown, New Zealand1 contribution
Fantastic morning cycling and learning about Japan life.
Oct 2019
Hisa and Marina took us on a fantastic tour of Hida Furukawa, not only was the countryside very pretty but we learnt a lot about living in Japan. The bikes were lightweight and in great condition easy to use. We could nt fault the tour and would highly recommend. The trails were quite and all cyclists of any ability could go on this tour.
Written 18 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi, thank you for your lovely comment. It makes us so happy! We were also happy that we were able to help make your Japan trip nicer. Let's eat edamame together next time. Hisa and Marino from SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE.
Written 27 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Inge D
Eeklo, Belgium3 contributions
Relaxing cycling tour
Oct 2019
The sunny weather helped to make this tour a beautyfull experience. Cycling trough ricefields and little villages, we learned about daily life on the Japanese countryside.
Our guide Ryoto was very nice. It was a relaxing drive on mainly flat roads.
Written 16 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for leaving a really nice comment :) We are so glad that we could make your day good ! We hope your review encourages travelers to join us !! Thank you again and enjoy a rest of you stay in Japan ! Ryoto from SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE Team
Written 17 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Great experience!
Great tour with experienced guide Sho and Marina. It was a wonderful weather and really nice view of the Japanese A
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Fascinating town. Great guide.
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Wonderful winter experience
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Unique experiences on snow mountain with stunning landscape !!
Our guide, Marino was so nice and friendly. She gave us lots of help and information. There many stories from natur
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enjoyable tour around the old town
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Our family of 4 enjoyed the cycling experience very much. The bikes were of very good quality and stable. The guide
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Nancy C
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Enjoyable time seeing and learning about this rural part of Japan.
Our friendly and very competent guide Yoshi took us on a good route, told us about Hida beef, the rice industry, an
Lynn S
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Great tour!
What a great tour! Ryoko was very nice and informative. He showed us many things including how sake and miso are ma
Gwennyth
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A great and informative tour
We were two of a group of eight who joined with Ryoto on his guided Food and Culture Walk. We were very impressed w
MissGeordie
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Fantastic Tour
Sho was a fantastic guide. It accidentally ended up being a private tour as the other pair of tourists didn’t show.
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