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SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE

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Address: 80-2 Hanakawamachi, Takayama 506-0015, Gifu Prefecture (Formerly Hida Satoyama Cycling)
Phone Number: +81 577-73-5715
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Description: We have many programs in which you can experience rural culture and...
We have many programs in which you can experience rural culture and history inherited in satoyama. Especially, HIDA SATOYAMA CYCLING, ART & CULTURE, TOWN & VILLAGE WALK are very popular guided tours in HIDA-TAKAYAMA!Please enjoy the special time you can have only here through the tours connecting daily lives of local people with your travel.
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Wonderful experince

During our visit in Takayama we took a tour arranged by Satoyama Experience. The tour started in pouring rain but that didn't bother us, since the tour was led by the amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Uppsala, Sweden
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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

During our visit in Takayama we took a tour arranged by Satoyama Experience. The tour started in pouring rain but that didn't bother us, since the tour was led by the amazing guide Hiro. His engagement and enthusiasm was world class. We can truly recommend Satoyama Experience and Hiero. It was a great tour and a perfect way to discover... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent experience to cycle around Hida, the place is beautiful and our tour guide Mr,. Hiro san is so helpful and with good knowledge of the place to share with us. My son is 9 years old and he also able to complete the trip and enjoy the trip! Highly recommend to those who will visit Hida!!

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent and informative cycling tour which we would highly recommend. Detailed knowledge of the area with our delightful tour guide Tatso. The Takayama countryside was beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I had a wonderful afternoon with Hisa and other people from around the world. I was so glad that I saw there sign board at Takayama, because I wasn't planned to visit Hida Fur u Jawa at all. We were very luck to met a local lady which offer as fresh tomatoes, I strongly recommend anyone should join this tour,... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, マネージャー at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. I'm very glad, too, that you found us in Takayama and decided to join in the tour. You did the best choice. Meeting the lady was really lucky. We could taste the local fresh tomatoes. I'm happy to know you had a great time here. Thank you again for joining in the tour. Hisa More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a great way to spend an afternoon. My son (aged 15) and I wanted to get away from the tourist hoardes in Takayama and were so glad we found Satoyama Experience. Our guide Hiro who spoke perfect English led us on a serene cycle ramble around the villages of Hida. We stopped to chat to local farmers, got up... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing your feedback to SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE. We are very happy to hear from you and you having great time in this rural area, Takayama. Please come back again in the different season. I am sure you can enjoy seeing another beautiful view through our cycling tour. I wish we can see again someday in the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a great time exploring Hida Furukawa with help from the Satoyama Experience team. Special thanks are extended to our guide Shinji. The tour provided a variety sights and allowed us to see the area in a way we couldn't have done ourselves. Our tour guide was able to keep things at a pace that matched our skills and... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your quick post! It was great weather for summer! And it was interesting to compare to lives here and in Toronto both of which have cold winter. I'm also happy that you enjoyed melon bread you bought in the market and barley I served at teatime. If you come back to Japan again, please try... More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful morning of cycling through the country side with Hiro. He took us to rice fields, farmers, a market, a neighbourhood and a sake brewery. He provided entertaining and useful information throughout. This is a great way to exprience rural Japan. Highly recommended.

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

You wrote such a sweet and kind message to us. I am so happy to hear from you and you having wonderful cycling day in Takayama. I had such a wonderful meeting with you and cycling together. I wish we can see again someday in the future. Maybe cycling with you and your sons in the next time :) Again... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Just like most things in Japan, this tour was incredibly efficient, really friendly and completely interesting. Our guide Hisa had a great sense of humour, really knew his stuff and was a lovely fella. Riding bikes around the town of Takayama was such a great way of seeing the place and getting a feel for life in rural Japan. Thanks... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, マネージャー at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I'm really happy to hear that you enjoyed my tour. Riding in the countryside definitely shows a different side of Takayama and Japan. I hope more people will come and have same experience as you had. Thanks again for joining in the tour. I hope you had a great time for the rest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had a run jaunt around Takayama with Hiro as our guide way back in October of 2014. The weather was perfect; early fall and crisp, and I was thrilled to see the leaves changing up in the higher altitudes. Hiro was so enthusiastic and a real joy to chat with, and he made sure to circle around and talk... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

It's such a wonderful to get a message from you. I appreciate you write very positive and warm-heart comment to SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE. Also, I am very happy to make your Japanese travel awesome through our cycling tour. I had such a great time to meet you and share a lot of culture, experience, and lifestyle of Hida with you. Please... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We took the trip from Hida furukawa. It was awesome. The guide was so forthcoming and a pleasure to talk to. He was very good in English. It was a relaxing bicycle trip for the mind to drive around the beautiful countryside and listen to the stories the guide told us. It might seem a little expensive, but it is... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, マネージャー at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It's about me, I guess. I always enjoy talking with people from different countries and showing my country. Riding around the countryside is so fun. There are many things to show always. Thank you for joining in the tour. Hisa More 

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