Maze E-Bike Tour

8,000 JPY/person
Hida Hagiwara station 6 Hours 1-4 People

Best way to explore the rural Japan

This is a guided e-bike tour with lunch at the rural valley village and historical town in Hida. Just a short hop from Takayama, 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! - This bike tour was introduced on The Guardian in Sep, 2018!

Beautiful Spot

Along the way, you can take lots of nice shots. Of course, the valley 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 guests 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, and tour starts at the station

Does this look like fun? Book tickets today!

Tour Detail

  • Rate: 10,000 8,000 JPY / person
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM
  • Period: March – December
  • Number of Participants: 1 – 4
  • Departure & Return: JR Hida Hagiwara station

  • Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Rental e-bike (Panasonic)
    • Lunch
    • Helmet
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
    • Coffee or Tea
    • Snacks
  • Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • Minimum height is 145cm
  • Maximum height is 190cm
  • Participants should be capable of cycling
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • If it is canceled due to poor weather, you will be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 72 hours or more prior to the starting time of tour: 0% of a tour fee
  • 24 to 72 hours prior to the starting time of tour: 50% of a tour fee
  • Within 24 hours or the day of the tour 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 luggages inside of our bike garage.
  • It is preferred to bring a jacket and gloves to keep you warm in autumn and winter season.
  • You should bring a bottle to get spring water during the tour.
  • For a return train to Takayama, it leaves Hida Hagiwara at 3:42pm and you can get back to Takayama by 4:30pm.

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 the rural 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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“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
Adventurer

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