Express train of JR Takayama Line

The best train time for our tour on the JR Takayama Line in 2023

This page is almost dedicated for travelers who booked our tour. It makes easier to plan your stay in Takayama and you can enjoy it more efficiently. Please see the information below to know which train you should take at Takayama for each starting time of tour. The JR pass is available on the line and you should book a seat in advance if you have time in Takayama. If you drive or come from other location, please do not hesitate to ask us. These information below are for the quickest return train to Takayama for each end time of tour. If you want to know more specifically or other train […]

6 Unique Experiential Tourist Activities in Sendai, Tohoku Region

I’ll introduce unique tourist activities in Sendai, which is called “Sendai Experience”. Please check out the below post if you’re interested in Sendai and Tohoku. The Controversial Tourism Promotion Film in Sendai, Miyagi The Lowest Asian Repeaters’ Desire Rate in Japan is Tohoku Region Development of experiential tourism by tourist information center Here is the Sendai Tourist Information Desk, which is the center of Sendai’s experience tourism programs. Since opening in December 2016, they have developed a variety of programs from town walking to kimono dressing experience in addition to ordinary guidance work, and users are highly evaluated. In addition, it seems that they tried also to train tour guides […]

4 Things to Enjoy Nightlife in Osaka for Sightseeing

Osaka is one of the biggest cities in Japan like Tokyo. For Japanese, it’s known as the best place to enjoy nightlife. There are a lot of attractive shops and areas in Osaka’s night and I’ll share 4 spots today. CLUB Ammona The first one is a pronoun club for nightlife. You might have a stereotype for clubs like “so crowded”, but here is different! Looking at the picture of the official website … Various events such as fashion shows, bridal, corporate presentation, live etc. are held as there are many dance events as well as rental plans. I was quite surprised… This person seems to have appeared as a […]

Cooking Class for Foreign Tourists in Hida-Furukawa

I’ve joined in a cooking class for foreign tourists in Hida-Furukawa on this weekend. I’ll share the experience with you. Hida city is one of the stage of 『Your Name』 Hida-Furukawa is well known for where 『Your Name』 took place, which was a big hit in Japan. This is the first visit for me. It took about 90 minutes from Maze (15 minutes from Takayama by train). I really enjoyed the drive to Hida-Furukawa since it was far from traffic jam. It seems so retro-inspired and there is the city office nearby the station. Hida city is as large as Gero city (my current place) but the population is 24,000, […]

E-Bike Tour with Super Friendly UK Guests and Happy Coincidence!

This time, E-bike tour with UK guests. I would like to share not only the tour but the amazing coincidence happening afterwards. They are from Southampton but the big sister living in Japan as a TV caster booked our bike tour since her brother wants to see more rural area with his girlfriend. They stayed at Takayama and took train for 40 minutes to join in the tour fortunately. From the first sight at the station, I guessed they would be so friendly and humorous guys. Actually, that was true!  See it? As if they are not from UK! Maybe from US? haha. After some instructions, we started the tour as […]

Bike around with US Family to See the Life in Rural Japan

Today, I gonna share another memory with you. A customized e-bike tour with US family. They are from San Francisco and it is the first time for sons to come to Japan. That is why dad want them to see various parts of Japan, then picked Maze as the rural part. They stayed at Maruhachi Ryokan for 2 nights and joined in the e-bike tour on the 2nd day. Basically, our e-bike tour starts from the station but this time from the ryokan. It was the first trial tour actually. It took 4.5 hours and what we did is like below. Cycle around the rural village Visit a small shrine […]