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Takayama
Takayama, Gifu, JapanThe specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station. You can take 8:00am train leaving Takayama and get off at Hida-Hagiwara. Your guide will pick you up at the station by 8:50am.
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    UMESEKO TOUR
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    【TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2019 Winner: Top 10 Experiences in Japan】 This is a special e-bike tour held at the less travelled place in Takayama, heading for the hidden valley village to see lots of scenic views and taste the authentic Japanese cuisine made with only local produce. The tour starts from 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 valley 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 our 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
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Takayama, Gifu, Japan
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • English speaking guide
    • Rental e-bike (Panasonic)
    • Lunch - When the restaurant is not open, we have lunch box as an alternative.
    • Use of helmet
    • Insurance
    • Local taxes
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Snacks
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Bottle of water
    • No basket attached on e-bikes
    • Train ticket between Takayama and Hida-Hagiwara station
    • Gloves
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum height is 145cm
    • Maximum height is 190cm
    • Participants can store luggages inside of the bike garage during the tour
    • The specific departure point is Hida-Hagiwara station, and your guide will pick you up at the station before the tour starting time
    • Please directly contact us via our website "UMESEKO TOUR" if the date you want to book is not available on the calendar
    • Near public transportation
    • We may cancel a tour due to poor weather and road condition
    • If a cancellation required, you will be offered a different date, another available tour with refund of difference or a full refund
    • Not recommended for those who have not ridden a bike for a long time
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Not recommended for more than 185cm tall person because of the bicycle design
    • Please let us know at time of booking if you have any food restriction or allergy
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I have traveled to Japan many times, but never have a chance to ride a bicycle to visit the countryside. After did a lot of research, I found Umeseko tour, all the good comment made me chose this bike tour and very happy with my decision. Riding a bike with Dai-san was an good
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    Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at 1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Suree, Thanks for your visit and comment on the e-bike riding in the rural side of Japan. I also had a really good time with you and your friends. I am so glad to hear that you loved the experience after traveling through Japan for many years. We have a lot of aspects to see and understand in Japan but it will get more popular to explore the countryside. You still want to come back to Japan again and again. Hope you will get to know the country more. I will always welcome your visit. See you again! Warm Regards, Daisuke
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    I went on the full day bike tour and it was fantastic. The towns you visit are not frequented by tourists so you get an authentic view of rural Japan. Dai is a friendly, patient, and all-around excellent tour guide. He will lead you through the gorgeous mountain region and
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    Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at 1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Dear Robert, Thank you so much for sharing your thought about the full day e-bike experience in the beautiful valley village. It was a great time for me too to cycle around to see the beauty of nature in the Japan's countryside. As you mention, the area is not completely listed on any travel guidebook but it has a lot of local things worth seeing and understanding. The highlight is especially the lunch we had in the local restaurant, which was gorgeously decorated and delicious. Loved to see you doing your best to cycle on the hill during the tour. Hope it would be a good chance to encourage you to start some exercise in a daily life. I also appreciate that I offer this unique experience for foreign guests to show the different part of Japan. Thanks again for your kindness. Hope you will come back to Japan one day. See you again! Warm Regards, Daisuke
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    Daisuke was a fabulous host, making sure we were safe and happy throughout the bike ride. The lunch he arranged for us was hearty and delicious and the suprise stop for freshly ground coffee by the river was a delightful treat!
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    Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at 1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Dear Bethany, Thank you so much for coming to the full day tour on a cold day in December. I appreciate your patience to go up the long hill in a condition of cold wind. I was happy to enjoy the tour with you too. There was almost no leave left on tree but still beautiful to see the pure nature. Easy to guess the experience was a good contrast with other cities you visited in Japan. Nice seeing you this time and hope we will see again in the near future. Warm Regards, Daisuke
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    We came to Takayama intending it to be a nice break from all the awesome yet busy cities of Tokyo we were (and was going to) visit - and it did not disappoint! I wanted to see Takayama from the perspective of a local (at least, a non-foreigner) and came across Dai's bike tour.
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    Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at 1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
    Responded 4 Dec 2019
    Dear Sarah, Thank you so much for coming and writing the fabulous review about the rural e-bike ride. We were really lucky to do the tour as usual despite high chance of rain. I am happy to see your comment that mentions all of experiences you had during the tour were perfect. We would truly like to offer some kind of special, which is a different experience travelers never had in big touristy spots. Thanks to lots of local specials, we can now provide this e-bike tour. We are so proud of the village. Needless to say, local people here are always kind and friendly enough to accommodate any travelers from overseas. I also appreciate your kindness to express how much you loved the experience and my work on the day. Hope you will come back to Japan and explore it more to find another favorite place. See you again! Warm Regards, Daisuke
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    A must do if you want to experience the other side of life in Japan. We caught the train from Takayama-Shi to Hida-Hagiwara, where Dai met us. From there a big bike ride on his outstanding E bikes up up up hill, down hill, through a tunnel( a first for us!) to Maze valley and
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    Response from UMESEKO_TOUR, Owner at 1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
    Responded 27 Nov 2019
    Dear Marguerite, Thank you so much for your lovely comment regarding the full day rural biking experience. It was also a fun time for me to talk with you about each own life and culture. The biggest difference between our tour and other experiences in Japan is how touristy the area is. As I told you, the places we visited are not listed on any travel guidebooks, definitely far away from tourist crowds. I am also pleased with hearing that you enjoyed the lunch and coffee experience with beautiful sceneries in the mountainous village. Hope you will be back to Japan to explore some other beautiful places and love our country more. See you again! Warm Regards, Daisuke
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    By: UMESEKO TOUR
    227 reviews
    Sureeporn I
    10
    recommend this tour for everybody who want to enjoy Japan's nature and local life.
    I have traveled to Japan many times, but never have a chance to ride a bicycle to visit the countryside. After did
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    joaquimsiu
    Bangkok
    126
    Fantastic Tour on Sake
    This tour is a must if you are interested in sake. Our guide Dai was very friendly and knowledgeable. I have
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    robertpD9327OZ
    10
    A fantastic experience
    I went on the full day bike tour and it was fantastic. The towns you visit are not frequented by tourists so you
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    240bethanyd
    10
    E-Bike Tour with Daisuke
    Daisuke was a fabulous host, making sure we were safe and happy throughout the bike ride. The lunch he arranged
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    FionaH2028
    10
    Wonderful bike tour in the Hida region!
    It was a cold morning, but Dai was there to welcome us at the station. The e-bikes were easy to use and welcomed
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    kahureremoah
    20
    Great Tour
    Had the best time on our tour! Loved the fact that it was off the beaten track and based in a local community.
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    saeelie
    10
    Perfect break away from city
    We came to Takayama intending it to be a nice break from all the awesome yet busy cities of Tokyo we were (and was
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    lauren2127
    Melbourne, Australia
    43
    More than a food tour
    More than a food tour, this is a tour of a beautiful small town with an excellent guide who clearly loves it. You
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    piiamy
    10
    Great tour about sake
    This is a great tour for anyone who is interested in the history of sake, its brewing process and the different
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    485xanderb
    10
    Great tour to learn about Sake
    This is a really great tour if you really want to learn about good sake. Dai was really good and the sake that we
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    Maulewife
    Wanaka, New Zealand
    31
    Great day in the countryside with Dai
    A must do if you want to experience the other side of life in Japan. We caught the train from Takayama-Shi to
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    amandalM5580EQ
    30
    A must do
    Dai, was a great guide. We got to see the non touristy countryside and it was beautiful. He also told us about
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    RoninATX
    10
    Great guide, beautiful tour, delicious food
    This tour was one of the highlights of our 16 days in Japan. Dai gave great instructions on how the bikes worked
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    Jeanna R
    20
    Beautiful Day!
    We had such a great day with Dai! The beautiful mountains, rivers, and a lovely lunch. Dai provided great info
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    baverage512
    Austin, Texas
    10
    Beautiful ride
    Had a wonderful time with some friends taking in the countryside during the tour. Very thoughtful pacing through
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