Maze E-Bike Tour - Premium

19,000 JPY/person ~
Hida-Hagiwara station 7.5 Hours 2-6 People

Private rural experience with the luxurious lunch

This is the premium version of Maze E-Bike Tour. Same as the regular one, the tour concept is exploring the hidden part of Takayama area by cool electric bikes to see and understand the authentic rural Japan. There are 2 key differences from the standard tour. First, it is one group only for a day. Second, lunch is Kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese meal) and farm experience included. You pick some fruit or vegetable and catch stream fish with local people, and the local ryokan makes the beautiful Japanese meal with the ingredients. No exaggeration to say, it must be the most memorable moment of your trip in Japan. Please do not miss the opportunity!

Private Tour

Only one group for each tour. It must be more private experience, and you can freely shoot questions!

Beautiful Spot

Along the way to Maze village, you can take lots of nice shots. Of course, the village itself is amazingly peaceful and scenic place.

Professional Guide

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

Farm To Table

Visit a local farm to get local produce for your lunch. At lunch, it will be magically transformed.

Cultural Story

Our friendly guides will share interesting local stories about history and lifestyle in the rural village.

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:
    ParticipantsRate for person (~ Sep 30th)Rate for person (Oct 1st ~)
    2 people24,000 JPY24,800 JPY
    3 people23,000 JPY23,800 JPY
    4 people22,000 JPY22,800 JPY
    5 people21,000 JPY21,800 JPY
    6 people19,000 JPY19,800 JPY
  • Duration: 7.5 hours
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • Period: March – December
  • Number of Participants: 2 – 6
  • Departure & Return: JR Hida-Hagiwara station

  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Rental e-bike (Panasonic)
    • Kaiseki lunch (traditional multi-course Japanese meal)
    • Farm experience
    • Use of helmet
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
    • Coffee or Tea
    • Snacks
    • Pure spring water (weekdays only)
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Bottle
    • 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
  • Please let us know at time of booking if you have any food restriction or allergy
  • If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8:00am train leaving Takayama is the best option for the tour (8:36am arrival at Hida-Hagiwara)
  • 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
  • You should bring a bottle to get spring water during the tour

Itinerary

Head for the scenic valley village. Along the way, we will stop the historical shrine, the local restaurant and more.

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 - Historical shrine

The first stop is the historical shrine. This is the oldest building in the town, which has an interesting story related history of the Hida region.

10:00 AM - Old sake brewery

In the middle of town, there is a traditional sake brewery. You can drink pure water and non-alcoholic sake for the energy to cycle up.

11:00 AM - Cycle in Maze village

After the uphill and tunnel, you will see the scenic valley village, and bike along the super clear river that you have never seen before.

12:00 PM - Farm experience

Local farmer will take you to his farm to get local produce for your lunch. Usually, it is vegetable, fruit and fish.

12:30 PM - Lunch at local ryokan

The lunch must be beyond your expectation. Taste, smell and appearance are all perfect.

3:00 PM - Coffee time

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

4:30 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.

“If you are the type of traveler who dislikes mass tourism and group tours, but instead prefers intimate, personalized, in-depth cultural experiences and will travel a little out of the way, then Maze and Dai's tour is for you. The meal was the best we had in Japan (and we went to a lot of gourmet and off the beaten track places). We went to 2 other highly rated ryokans (one was in the top 10 in Japan) and the Maze in meal still surpassed anything else we had.”
Sandra Lee
Traveler
“Maze is such a lovely place, the clean air, the silence, the food, the calm and solitude. It is the perfect retreat from the hurly-burly of modern life. How often does one have a kaiseki meal and when complimenting about the rice is told that the rice is grown by them in their backyard? Or that the Iwana fish was caught from the river a stone's throw away? Dai wows us not only with the wonderful scenery but also his freshly ground and brewed coffee! Unforgettable!
Julian Yeo
Adventurer
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