Gifu Walking & Cycling Tour in Takayama & Hida Furukawa

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Duration
6 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 8 guests
Accessibility
Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Private Experience
Experience a day in rural Japan! Stroll through the thatched-roof village of Takayama, enjoy a local lunch and sake tasting, and end with a cycling tour of the picturesque Hida Furukawa area in Gifu!

Highlights

Experience Japanese satoyama countryside living as you explore two local villages in Gifu
Taste the freshness of locally-grown ingredients at a traditional restaurant and enjoy a sake tasting in Takayama
Take in the village views at a leisurely pace while walking through Takayama and cycling through Hida Furukawa
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

Satoyama is the Japanese word for a tranquil rural lifestyle near mountains, rivers, and fields. In this experience, you'll feel the spirit of satoyama in Gifu, a charming countryside destination home to the ever-popular Shirakawa-go village that looks straight out of a fairytale. In this experience, you'll explore lesser-known hamlets untouched by time, stroll and cycle along farmhouses and forests, and taste regional foods and specialty brews! Your local guide will facilitate communication with the villagers and share fascinating insights about the area's folk culture. Experience flow: -Meet your host at the entrance gate of Takayama Jinya, a 10-min. walk from Takayama Station. A major historical landmark in the village, Takayama Jinya is a painstakingly preserved government building. -Explore the thatched-roof town of Takayama on foot. Stroll along the old merchant wooden houses, rice fields, and historical streets guided by a knowledgeable host. -Enjoy a local sake tasting and lunch at a traditional restaurant. -Go to the neighboring town of Hida Furukawa and take a cycling tour of the area. Explore mountainous roads between forests, see traditional farmhouses, and experience rural country life in this lesser-known area. While you can expect considerable walking and cycling, both experienced cyclists and children can comfortably keep pace in this fun, enriching experience. This activity is great for families, couples, or friends looking to experience Satoyama country living in Japan!

Inclusions

Local guide bilingual in English and Japanese
Local food tasting & sake tasting
Taxi fee from Takayama to Hida Furukawa
Mountain bike, helmet, and rain gear (Japanese sizes S-L)

Exclusions

Transportation to and from the meeting point

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host at the entrance gate of Takayama Jinya, approx. 10 min. walk from Takayama Station. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

Participants under 20 will not be able to drink alcohol
A moderate level of fitness and cycling skill is recommended to enjoy this tour fully
Children must be 125cm + in height to ride a bike.
Child seat: must be under 110 cm and 20 kg. It is a requirement for parents to be used to riding a bicycle when a using child seat as the rear part of the bicycle will be heavy and unstable.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Gifu Prefecture is home to well-preserved historic villages, mountainous landscapes, and scenic open-air hot springs, with a proud culinary heritage spanning centuries.
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Earliest available date: August 21, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals