Maze E-Bike Tour

Maze E-Bike Tour

18,000 JPY/person
Hida-Hagiwara station 6 Hours 2-6 People

Best way to explore the rural Japan

This is a guided e-bike tour with lunch at Maze village and Hagiwara town in Hida. Just a short hop from Takayama or Gero hot spring, but only a few tourists know the areas. That is why it must be off the beaten path experience for you! Your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide will take you to picturesque spots and offer you some local stories about history, culture and lifestyle. Seeing the tranquil views and tasting the special meal with local ingredients, you can fully enjoy the authentic rural Japan! (Same product as "1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida") - Introduced on The Guardian in Sep, 2018 - Certified as one of the top 10 experiences in Japan of TripAdvisor 2019 Travelers' Choice

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 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.

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.

Does this look like fun? Book tickets today!

Tour Detail

  • Rate: 22,000 18,000 JPY / person
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Distance: Approx. 28km
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • 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)

  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Rental e-bike (Panasonic)
    • Lunch
    • Use of helmet
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
    • Coffee or Tea
    • Snacks
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
    • Bottle of water
    • 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
  • We may cancel tour due to poor weather or road condition
  • If cancellation is required, you will be offered a different date, walking tour with refund of difference or full refund
  • Private tour is available on request with additional charge
  • 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
  • 8 days or more prior to the tour date: 0% of a tour fee
  • 4 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
  • You should bring a bottle to get spring water during the tour


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 Hagiwara 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. (Weekend closed)

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 - Local restaurant

Lunch is always the highlight of tour. All meals are prepared with only local produce. When the restaurant is closed, local bento box is provided.

1:30 PM - Coffee time

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

3:00 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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March 2023
“Daisuke was the perfect guide and host, keeping the pace comfortable for everyone in our group of four, explaining interesting sites, providing lunch and finally an afternoon coffee break by a beautiful spot riverside. I highly recommend making this one of your stops in Japan.”
Masa Kimball
Tennis player
“What a wonderful way to explore the area! The bikes were easy to use and Daisuke was a wonderful guide. The lunch was great! I recommend this tour for anyone who wants to see a non touristy side of Japan. Please, don't miss this one! I still smile when I think about it :)”
Jessica Wigger

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