Maze E-Bike Tour – Premium

Maze E-Bike Tour - Premium

39,000 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 with people living in the village, and the local ryokan or restaurant makes the beautiful Japanese meal with local produce. No exaggeration to say, it must be the most memorable moment of your trip in Japan. Please do not miss the opportunity! *It depend on the day whether the farm experience is offered for a small group (2-3 people). If not, we can arrange to visit a local fish farm or interact with locals as alternative.

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.

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 the 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. *Only available for a group of 4 or more

Cultural Story

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

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:
     Participants Rate for group
     2 people 165,000 JPY
     3 people 193,500 JPY
     4 people 222,000 JPY
     5 people 250,500 JPY
     6 people 279,000 JPY
  • Duration: 7.5 hours
  • Distance: Approx. 28km
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • 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)

  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Rental e-bike (Panasonic)
    • Kaiseki lunch (traditional multi-course Japanese meal)
    • Farm experience
    • Fish farm visit / Interaction with locals (alternative for farm experience not offered)
    • Use of helmet
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
    • Tea
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Bottle of water
    • No basket attached on e-bike
    • Gloves
  • 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
  • No child seat is available
  • We may not do cycling tour in case of poor weather or bad road condition but we offer walking tour as alternative and Kaiseki lunch with some refund of difference
  • 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
  • Please let us know at time of booking if you have any food restriction or allergy (available for vegetarian)
  • 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

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 take a look in the shop without tasting. (Weekend closed)

11:00 AM - Cycle in the 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 or fish.

12:30 PM - Lunch at local ryokan / restaurant

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

3:00 PM - Break time

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

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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