This is a special e-bike tour held at the non-touristy area close to Takayama, heading for the hidden valley village (Maze village) to see lots of scenic views and taste the authentic Japanese cuisine made with only local produce. The tour starts at JR Hida-Hagiwara station. After some instructions, you will cycle around the historical town first. You need to go up the hill to visit the beautiful Maze village but do not worry about it. E-bikes we will offer you are the special machines, very easy to use and make steep hills seem flat! At some points during the tour, you will take super nice pictures of the countryside and hear a lot of local things such as history, culture and lifestyle that you would never know without a guide. Honestly, all of my guests have been amazed at the special food experience at the local restaurant. It always looks perfect, and tastes so good since all ingredients are produced in the village as gifts of nature. Through 6h-28km leisurely e-bike tour, you will fully enjoy the rural Japan. Finally, this bike tour was posted on The Guardian as one of the best experiences in Japan! https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/sep/27/japan-tokyo-readers-tips-budget-affordable
2 years ago, I moved here from Tokyo to Takayama area to develop the rural communities. Then, I just started UMESEKO TOUR to offer some unique experiences for foreign travelers in Takayama area. I focus on telling the deep stories and cultures in non-touristy places of Hida Region. Asking local people and exploring around by myself, I have found a lot of things that you would never know on your own. After 1 year passed, I get developed on every tour, answering customers' questions, entertaining them with funny jokes. So I promise you can truly find many hidden gems of Takayama area with me!
Beautiful local lunch. Snack When the restaurant is not open, we have lunch box as an alternative. Vegetarian or gluten…
Coffee / Tea Pure spring water (weekdays only)
E-bike (Super cool one!) Helmet
We start from Hida-Hagiwara station, just 35 minutes from Takayama via JR. We visit 2 locations during the tour. One is Hagiwara town, which has been historically connected with Takayama, and the other one is Maze village, which is certified as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan. Both places do not show on any guidebook or website. It is definitely non-touristy places but worth biking around to explore the hidden gems of Takayama area!
10月24日 木曜日 09:00～15:00
I may cancel the tour due to poor weather condition. You can leave luggage inside my bike garage if you want. Please contact me directly if you want to book in a date not listed on the calendar.
Maze E-Bike Tour