Maze E-Bike Tour – Half

Maze E-Bike Tour - Half

15,000 JPY~/person
Hida-Hagiwara station 3.5 Hours 2-6 People

Easy & quick trip to see the Japan's countryside

This is the half day trip of Maze E-Bike Tour. Starting at the Hida-Hagiwara station, we will directly head for the scenic valley village: Maze, which is certified as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan but absolutely no tourist here. Yes, the village is a hidden place. Same as the full day tour, we need to go up the mountain road but please do not worry. We use Panasonic’s cool electric bikes. If you are capable of a normal bike, it is also easy to handle this e-bike. The village has only 1,000 people but is surrounded by a lot of unspoiled nature such as forests, rice fields and the crystal river named Maze River. Getting away from tourist crowds, you will feel the peaceful atmosphere and fully enjoy the authentic countryside of Japan. If you visit Takayama or Gero to see the beauty of nature in the rural Japan, this tour must be the best option for you. *Private tour is offered as described on the rate list below. Please contact us before booking if you want. *The tour route can be modified for safety when physical capability of participants is not enough.

Our safety measures against COVID-19

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

*Please make sure to check your temperature before leaving an accommodation. If you are not well, please stay for yourself and other guests.

Beautiful Spot

Along the way to the Maze Village, you can see the beauty of rural Japan. You will never forget the scenery.

Cultural Story

Our friendly guides will tell you some local stories about lifestyle in the rural village.

Professional Guide

Guide is one of key factors to maximize the experience's quality. All of our guides are experienced and knowledgeable.

Easy Access

Just 40 minutes train ride from Takayama (10 minutes from Gero). Tour starts and ends at the station.

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Tour Detail

  • Rate: 15,000 JPY~ / person (Depends on season & number of people)
    *Private tour : Please contact us first to check the availability.
     Participants Rate for group
     2 people 85,000 JPY
     3 people 93,500 JPY
     4 people 102,000 JPY
     5 people 110,500 JPY
     6 people 119,000 JPY
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Distance: Approx. 24km
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM (Afternoon tour is only available for private tour from April to October)
  • Period: March – November
  • Number of Participants: 2 – 6
  • Departure & Return: JR Hida-Hagiwara station (8:00am train leaving Takayama arrives at Hida-Hagiwara at 8:37am / 12:35pm train arrives at 1:12pm)

  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Rental e-bike (Panasonic)
    • Use of helmet
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • No basket attached on e-bike
    • Gloves
    • Bottle of water
    • Lunch
  • Minimum height is 145cm and maximum height is 185cm
  • We do not take any responsibility for any problem, concern and discomfort that a person who is out of the height limits has on a bike ride
  • Participants should be capable of cycling
  • Not recommended for those who have not ridden a bike for a long time
  • Not recommended for those who have any heart or vision problem since there is 1km×2 dark tunnel (participants can choose cycling or walking through the tunnel for safety reason)
  • Please note that you have to cycle by yourself from start to end since no support car follows us
  • Please book a private tour not to bother yourself and other guests if you are not so confident in your physical strength
  • No child seat is available
  • We may change the tour route or contents depending on weather condition or physical capability of participants
  • We may cancel a tour due to poor weather and road condition (full refund)
  • No refund or no alternative date will be given when you do not show up at the meeting time for any reason (meeting time is 10 minutes before start time of tour)
  • Please understand that we very occasionally take 7-8 guests at once depending on availability or weather
  • This tour does not include lunch
  • 31 days or more prior to the tour date: 0% of a tour fee
  • 15 days to 30 days prior to the tour date: 10% of a tour fee
  • 8 days to 14 days prior to the tour date: 30% of a tour fee
  • 4 days to 7 days prior to the tour date: 50% of a tour fee
  • 1 day to 3 days prior to the tour date: 80% of a tour fee
  • Within 1 day prior to the tour date or no show: 100% of a tour fee

*When the tour is cancelled due to bad weather or road condition, we will give you a full refund.

  • Participants can bring and store suitcases inside of our bike garage during the tour so that they can directly head to the next destination such as Kyoto or Tokyo just after the tour
  • It is preferred to bring a jacket and gloves to keep you warm in autumn and winter season
  • The current model bike does not have any basket for safety so it is better to bring a backpack
  • We can tell you some recommended restaurants for lunch near from the station

Itinerary

Not only the village itself but there are a lot of highlights on the way such as the mountain path and the crystal river.

9:00 AM - Meet up & Instruction

Our guide welcome you at the station. After the registration, he or she shares the summary of tour and how to use e-bike.

9:30 AM - Mountain view on the hill

On the way to the Maze Village, we have some stops. One of the beautiful spots is the townscape and mountain view in Hagiwara.

10:00 AM - Pristine Maze river

After the uphill and tunnel, you will see one of the best rivers in Japan. You will be surprised at the color and clearness of water.

10:30 AM - Cycle in the Maze Village

Cycling along the river, we will visit the scenic valley village. Our guide will offer you some insights of life in the mountainous area.

11:30 AM - Break time

Before going back to the station, we stop by the crystal river for a leisurely time.

12:30 PM - Return to the station

The way back to the station is mainly downhill, which you can feel the clear mountain breeze just to go down easily.

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“I can't express how fantastic this bike tour was. Seeing Japan is about so much more than seeing Tokyo or other major cities. Don't miss out on this scenic and intimate view of rural Japanese life in a quiet town tucked away in the mountains with no tourists in sight.”
Hanisha Hirani
Photographer
“This was an excursion I won't forget. I wouldn't say I'm in the best of shape, but between the e-bike's assist and guide Daisuke's encouragement I made it up a mountain road to a beautiful view of Hida-Hagiwara as well as a ride through scenic Maze Village."
Adam Crosse
Professional trumpeter

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