Maze E-Bike Tour - Half

8,000 JPY/person
Hida-Hagiwara station 3.5 Hours 2-6 People

Easy & quick trip to see the Japan's countryside

This is the half version of Maze E-Bike Tour. Starting at the Hida-Hagiwara station, we will directly head for the scenic valley village: Maze Village, which is certified as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan. Same as the full day tour, we need to go up the mountain road but please do not worry. We use Panasonic’s electric bikes. If you are capable of normal ones, it is also easy to handle e-bikes. The village has a lot of unspoiled views such as forests, rice fields and the crystal river called Maze River: the highlight of tour. 2 options are available, starting from 9:00am and 1:30pm. 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.

Beautiful Spot

Along the way to 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 30 minutes train ride from Takayama (10 minutes from Gero). Tour starts and ends at the station.

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Tour Detail

  • Rate: 9,000 8,000 JPY / person
  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM or 1:30 PM (Afternoon tour is only available from April to September)
  • Period: March – December
  • Number of Participants: 2 – 6
  • Departure & Return: JR Hida-Hagiwara station (8:00am train leaving Takayama arrives at Hida-Hagiwara at 8:36am / 12:33pm train arrives at 1:09pm)

  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Rental e-bike (Panasonic)
    • Use of helmet
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
    • Coffee or Tea
    • Snacks
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • No basket attached on e-bikes
    • Gloves
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Minimum height is 145cm
  • Maximum height is 190cm
  • Participants should be capable of cycling
  • If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • Private tour is available on request with additional charge
  • This tour does not include lunch
  • Not recommended for those who have not ridden a bike for a long time
  • Not recommended for more than 185cm tall person because of the bicycle design

Cancellation Charges in 2019:

  • 72 hours or more prior to the tour date: 0% of a tour fee
  • 24 to 72 hours prior to the tour date: 50% of a tour fee
  • Within 24 hours prior to the tour date or no show: 100% of a tour fee

Cancellation Charges from 2020:

  • 8 days or more prior to the tour date: 0% of a tour fee
  • 3 days to 7 days prior to the tour date: 30% of a tour fee
  • 1 day to 3 days prior to the tour date: 50% of a tour fee
  • Within 1 day prior to the tour date or no show: 100% of a tour fee
  • During the tour, you can leave big luggage inside of our bike garage
  • 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
  • For a return train to Takayama, it leaves Hida-Hagiwara at 2:14pm, 3:42pm, 5:22pm and 6:42pm
  • 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 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 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 - Coffee time

Before going back to the station, we stop by the crystal river for a leisurely time. Tea option is available too.

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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