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SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE

6-6 Hanasato-machi | Within Best Western Hotel Takayama (to reserve and/or meet), Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0846, Japan (Formerly Hida Satoyama Cycling)
+81 577-73-5715
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Ranked #1 of 51 Attractions in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Biking Trails, Tours, Sports
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Owner description: 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

We did an afternoon cycling tour in November. The instructor was brilliant, very informative and spoke excellent English. The office is located a short train ride from Takayama in a small town. We enjoyed an hour walking around the village, visiting the shrine and eating bento before our cycling tour. The cycling tour was out in paddy fields and stopped... More

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Paris
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13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had the luck to have Hiro, a wonderful guide who lived in California that showed us all about Takayama's surroundings! Very very safe, convenient even for kids, new bikes, everything was great !!!!

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satoyama, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

First, I would love to say thank you so much for coming to Takayama far from your home, in Paris. And you are so sweet and heart-warming person to write about us with beautiful words. I am so happy to spend time with you and show you around this beautiful landscape and culture here. I really wish we can see... More

HK
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Six of us joined the bike tour on 15 November. Despite the chill and rain, we had a wonderful time. The scene is stunning and the route is easy for people like me who don't have much cycling experience. Big applause should be given to Hida San who is a very experienced guide and has kindly made us hot tea... More

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

Thank you very much for writing a review for us. It was a cold and rainy day when we did a tour together, but I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour so much. I think the weather made the scenery more scenic than normal and made the hot tea taste better. I hope to show you different scenery when... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a great addition to your Japan trip! It really changes up the pace and is probably the best way to see & experience the Japanese countryside. We did the 1/2 day bike tour covering Hida-Furukawa and the surrounding countryside. Hiro was an excellent tour guide and we finally had the opportunity to ask all the questions we had... More

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satoyama, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing a message about us. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed our cycling tour and help your Japanese trip fantastic. Here is very small town, Hida, but there are many beautiful landscape, culture, and local people. I am glad to hear you find out the beauty, and I always welcome you back here.... More

Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

An exellent presentation about the origin of Sake, the culture of Sake; from its meaning in the Shinto festvals to every day life in Japan. We could learn much about this important habit of the Japanese Culture! We can recommend it for everybody!

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satoyama, Coordinator at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving your messsage. I am really happy to hear you enjoyed our Sake program "DISCOVER THE SAKE". I would like to tell our guests about not only the Sake taste, but also many things of Japanese culture related with Sake from now on too. I hope your experience will become a great memory for you... More

Lake Worth, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife and I had such a great time with Hiro, our guide on the half-day tour last month while we were in Japan for four weeks. We were a group of only five, the two of us from Florida and the oldest at 59 and 64, a Dutch couple in their thirties and a very funny multilingual comedian from... More

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satoyama, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Your comment here makes me that I am so lucky to become a tour guide here and meet a lot of great customers from all over the world through our cycling tour. You are one of these heart-warming people whom I met, and I am so happy to spend some time together here. It was the perfect weather to see... More

Cagnes-sur-Mer, France
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88 reviews 88 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We embarked on the half-day bike tour covering Takayama and the surrounding countryside. It really is the perfect way to explore the area - giving a glimpse into daily life and non-Urban Japan. Our guide Hiro was excellent - friendly and knowledgable. Warmly recommended!

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satoyama, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

It was a great meeting you in the tour!!! And I am so happy to show you around this beautiful countryside of Japan, Takayama. Especially, I am glad to hear you had such a great cycling time through our tour because we just start the tour in Takayama in recent and you traveling to Japan in many times. I appreciate... More

Holon, Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My husband and I took the RIDE & HIKE tour. The ride was a little bit hard for me in the begining but it was was worth to do it- the view was so beautiful <3. When we were planning our trip in Takayama the crew helped us very much in booking other activites and accommodation as well.

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satoyama, SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to post your review. It was a great day to have a ride without a cloud in the sky. I'm glad to share the time. It was great meeting you too. We talked many things on the way. The scenery we saw on the top of the mountain was amazing just like your picture. I... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We did the half day cycle tour this afternoon and it was one of the best parts of our entire trip to Japan. Our guide spoke perfect English and provided a huge amount of information about the local area and Japan in general. The ride took us through rice paddies, farms and villages, and so many locals were out and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

My husband and I are back from our trip to Japan and are reminiscing about our 18 days there. We have many fond memories, one of them being our afternoon bike tour with Satoyama bike tour company. We were staying in Takayama. The day of our tour we took the train to Hida Furakawa two hours early, so we could... More

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