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Satoyama Experience

1-22-2 Showamachi | iCafe Takayama, Takayama 506-0053, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-73-5715
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“cycling tour” (67 reviews)
“hida furukawa” (51 reviews)
“rice fields” (42 reviews)
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1-22-2 Showamachi | iCafe Takayama, Takayama 506-0053, Gifu Prefecture
+81 577-73-5715
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the morning tour, which turned into a private tour. Akiko was our guide who was very friendly, spoke great English and an all round excellent guide. Not only did we see parts of Furukawa and the surrounding Hida countryside that are off the...More

1  Thank Luke B
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took a short foodie tour. It was my first Japanese local market tour so I wasn't sure what to expect but with the help of Masayo-san, I had a great time tasting many different types of local traditional food. It was a very cold...More

1  Thank Oreogirl121
Reviewed 4 days ago

A great break from a regular tourist day! Great learning opportunity of how it is to live in rural Japan. Hiro is a great guide and lovely young man who lives his work and his town!

Thank gmerfish
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a wonderful morning with our guide, Miyuki, walking the streets of Takayama. She shared with us her vast knowledge of the areas food and culture and gave us an intimate view of the local shops. We highly recommend this experience!

Thank kristenkn0wles
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wife and I booked this tour well in advance and arrived with some trepidation about the weather. The staff of the Satoyama Experience greeted us cheerfully, waved away our concerns about lacking rain gear and supplied their own as well as helmets and other...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We would certainly recommend the cycling tour in the Hida region. Why? For a number of reasons: The scenery is stunning, after the busy cities the rural environment is quiet and peaceful. The pace of the cycling is adapted to the group's ability. There are...More

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Throughly enjoyed this easy 15km cycle tour around the small town of Hida Furukawa mainly on small country lanes away from busy traffic (and on excellent Japanese bikes). The area is beautiful and cycling was a great way of experiencing rural Japan. Akiko was very...More

Thank JvdH2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour through the town of Hida Fukuwara, rice paddies and alongside the river was perfect for us. Our guide, Hisa, was perfect for the task. Included was a brief stop for and a cracker. The terrain was mostly flat. If whether for time consideration,...More

Thank Ted N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cycle from my experience really does cater for all ages. The guide Akiko was very attentive to our needs and very knowledgeable. The landscape is lovely and the course was easy no steep slopes so you can really take it all in. I tried...More

Thank Daniel C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing 1/2 day cycle tour of the Satoyama area. Akiko was a fantastic guide. Very friendly & helpful. She was so knowledgeable about the area, customs & the local's lifestyles. Tour is along pathways & quiet roads. Terrain is not too hard with only a...More

Thank DavidX1071BD
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Savanna S
What is the best thing about this trip? Im thinking of going.
16 March 2016|
Response from Matt R | Reviewed this property |
It's outdoors and away from the tourist areas. There are other great reasons to go, but your question was "what is the best thing". In my opinion that is it.
Tay S
Hi, I'm keen to join the standard bike tour but have no confidence to go down steep slopes. Given that, im wondering if the standard bike tour is suitable for me?
16 March 2016|
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Response from Matt R | Reviewed this property |
My daughter, 10, who had only ridden a bike a few time sin our drive way did this ride with out problem.
Hi, there are three of us, the other two can cycle but I cannot cycle. We want to join the bike and hike tour. I would like to see the country side and rice fields. How can you help me ? We are staying at Hotel Kikori in Hida. How far are we from the tour sites ?
18 July 2015|
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Response from SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE | Property representative |
Hi. Thank you very much for your inquiry. We are sorry that Ride&Hike tour is not available for people who cannot ride a bicycle. Two of you can join in a tour tomorrow if they want. Before booking a tour, please visit our... More
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