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Hida Hidden Gems E-bike Tour

  • 3 Hours
  • ¥6,000 /Person
  • 2-5 People (Private)

Hida-Furukawa (15 min train ride from Hida-Takayama) Get away from the touristy areas and discover the secret beauty of Hida / Takayama.

Itinerary

Visit the neighbors around the town and a hidden villa owned by a local. You will get into the hidden gems.

  • 10:15AM

    Departure

    Our guide will give you an instruction how to use E-bike before the tour.

  • 10:25AM

    Cycle through the rice paddies

    Learn how people grow rice and how they are special for locals.

  • 10:55AM

    Local Shrine

    This local shrine plays very important role for local. You will find local tradition here.

  • 11:20AM

    Local Farmers area​

    Hidden farmers area where we spend our childhood at, and time passes by so slowly even now. You may have an opportunity to talk with locals.

  • 11:30AM

    Tea break at a hidden villa​

    You will have tea time at local hidden villa with fresh water got on our way.

  • 12:45PM

    Old preserved town

    Make our back way to the town, and cycle through the old preserved town, which you find the contrast between farmers area and town area.

Overview

Location Hida-Furukawa (15min from Takayama by Train )
Participant Max: 5 person
Min:  2 person
Price ¥6,000/person
¥3,000 for children 12 and under

PRICE INCLUDES:
Guided Tour
E-Bike(Electric Bike)
Helmet
Insurance
Water
Backpacks
Tax
Time Reservation deadline:48 hours before start time.
Reservations can be made 10 months in advance.
Schedule 10:00-13:00 (20th Mar-Nov)

10:00/ HIDA LOCAL EXPERIENCE Furukawa Office
10:15/ Tour Starts
13:00/ Tour Finish
Note ・This is a PRIVATE tour.
・Participants MUST be between 150cm - 190cm due to the bike size.
・Participants need bike ride experience, and MUST know how to cycle and be in control of their bike.
・Children should be 11 years old and over due to the bike size.

Meeting place

HIDA LOCAL EXPERIENCE Hida Furukawa office 7-1, Furukawachō Kanamorichō, Hida, Gifu, Japan

Detail

E-bikes(Electric-bike) enable you to visit more deep local spots in Hida Furukawa.
Our guides will take you to the neighbors around the town, and you will get into the hidden gems such as the secret farmers area and the very quiet but beautiful shrine, which relates to an annual special festival in the town. The guides will show you how the festival is in our life.
We will have the tea break on the top of the hill, where magnificent landscape will wait for you. Then you make your way to the town, and cycle through the old preserved town, which you find the contrast between farmers area and town area.

Hida People

Our friendly and extensively knowledgeable guides try to do their best to accommodate things you are specifically interested in or you’d like to see.

  • Guide

    Shingo Matsuba

Tour Review

Who loves our tour?

  • Tuck-Voon How

    A special time!

    This was one of the highlights of our trip! We were so happy to experience the amazing countryside scenery and local culture with our guide Juri. She was so friendly and enthusiastic to share about local life in Hida Furukawa. The bikes themselves are electric and very easy to ride. There are many sites that you'll get to visit, from local farm lands, to areas around the town, and a scenic lookout spot. What was most memorable though, was having Juri there to help us interact with the friendly locals (as we barely speak Japanese). In this regard, it was a chance for us to experience small moments of life with them. Definitely try the local fresh fruits! We highly recommend this tour!!

  • Mindy anderson

    Highlight of our entire trip to Japan!

    DO THIS!!!!!!! My mom, sister, and I took our first trip to Japan this last October. We spent a few days in Takayama and took the train one stop to do this tour. We make a point to do at least one bike tour in every country we travel to. Shingo was the best of the best - an informed, fun, and patient guide. He's passionate about his hometown and his English is excellent. The countryside is beautiful and it was special to feel the vibe of the town. It didn't hurt that the bikes were electric and we cruised up all hills effortlessly. We will treasure this afternoon forever (and can, because Shingo took lots of pictures of us and shared them on google drive after). Don't miss this!!!

  • Jason Levin

    Fantastic e-Bike expereince in Hida

    Shinji was ana amazing tour guide. We got a good mix of explanation of the area, exercise pedaling, and letting the bike do the hard work going up the hill. Fantastic views that I would not get on foot and could not find on my own. We really had a great time. Shinji even took some photos of us in action and sent them to us at the end of the day. Oh, and his English is perfect. If you want a small, authentic, personal experience, this is it?

FAQ

  • How is the course like? Should I have to be in good physical shape?

    This tour includes some uphill. However, it is very easy with our E-bikes and no difficulty even for beginner.

  • What kind of bicycle do you provide for the tour?

    Mountain Bike KUMA 27.4(Mountain Bike) Gear: 3 x 7 Speed Frame size(Suitable height): 38cm(145-159cm) 42cm(160-174cm) 48cm(175-185cm) Cross Bike Weekends bike Gear: 8 Speed Frame size(Suitable height): 46cm(155-165cm) 51cm(165-175cm) Bianchi CAMALEONTE 1 Gear: 8 Speed Frame size(Suitable height): 55cm(178-195cm) Kids Bike Giant ESCAPE JR 24(Kids Bike) Gear: 7 Speed Frame size(Suitable height): 35cm(135-150cm)

  • In case of rain, do you run the tour?

    Basically we don't run the tour in case of the rain for the safety. If we decide to cancel the tour, we will inform you by a day before the tour. (The tour may be cancelled if the previous day’s weather forecast (Japan Meteorological Agency) says the chance of rain is more than 60%. Please be sure to check your email before the tour. If you have any questions, please contact us.) For more details, please have a look at "Cancellation Policy". https://www.hida-local-experience.com/cancellation-policy

  • Is there any age limit?

    Children should be 11 years old and over, and must be over 150cm.