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Our E-Bike Tour Wins Top 10 Experiences in Japan of TripAdvisor 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award

We are happy to share this big news! Just a couple days ago, one of our tours named “1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida” was certified as one of top 10 experiences in Japan of TripAdvisor 2019 Travelers’ Choice Award. The award winners are selected based on millions of reviews and opinions collected for a year on TripAdvisor. There are various categories such as hotel, beach and experience. We wins one of the top 10 experiences in Japan announced last week. Our tour took 8th place of 10. Different from other 9 tours, this bike tour is the only one held in non-touristy part of Japan, which is the Maze … Read More

The Lowest Asian Repeaters’ Desire Rate in Japan is Tohoku Region

Recently I have been addicted to see the inbound tourism related news and articles. Is it occupational illness? But it is important to gather information. I think that it is quite a good cycle of input and output as summarizing the article by looking at those articles. According to the intention survey of foreign tourists in Tohoku conducted by the Tohoku branch of Nippon Bank for Investment Banking for nations and regions such as Asia, Europe and the United States, people who visited Tohoku from Asia reached only 56.8% , The lowest in the whole country by region. The complaints about traffic access and the use of its own cash … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More