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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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Awesome cycling experience

We took the half day cycling tour in Hida Furukawa and had a really wonderful experience. Even though it was summer and the weather was super hot, it was a sunny clear day and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We took the half day cycling tour in Hida Furukawa and had a really wonderful experience. Even though it was summer and the weather was super hot, it was a sunny clear day and the scenery was amazing. Our experience was made even better with our wonderful tour guide Hiro who was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learnt a lot... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This half-day tour is a great way to be introduced to the city and the Hida region. In addition to tasting great food, you learn about how it is made and the history of the shops and people who make it. Plus, Hisa our guide is friends with everyone in town, which meant we got to meet the locals!

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Chatham, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We took the standard tour and had a wonderful experience exploring the Hida countryside. Mostly flat and at an easy pace with breaks, we had the chance to see the places and people just outside Furukawa (JR train station town). A peaceful and unique ride to the carefully tended fields and local places (non-touristy) that you read about or see... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Our tour guide (Shinji) was superb. The 2:30 hour tour is just enough to get to know Takayama in another was, besides hearing from the guide all the nice stories about the local culture and history.

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your quick post. I’m glad that you enjoyed not only scenery but also history and a traditions of Takayama. I think it was so much fun for you to do the cycling talking about lots of things with another group, Canadian, too. The centre of Takayama has lots of attractions, but once you go out... More 

Bermuda
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful afternoon cycling through rural Japan. We have done cycle holidays in the past in other countries in the region and this experience ranked highly. Hiro, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, friendly and fun to be with. We cycled at our own pace, with plenty of stops for sight-seeing and refreshments (which included... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a cycling afternoon in Hida countryside with excellent guide Hisa, despite the rainy weather. Highly recommendable.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We had a fantastic ride through countryside with an excellent guide, Shinji. The tour was very well-planned in terms of seeing different things and having interesting experiences. I'd highly recommend Satoyama Experience to other travellers.

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

G'day! Thank you so much for posting your review. Could you get a "Mugicha"? I hope you took it back home. I'm happy that I could show you many things in this region. If you come back to Japan, as I said in the tour, I recommend going to Shirakawago in winter. If you have another chance to come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

During our 2-week holiday in Japan, this trip was definitely one of the highlights of our stay! Our guide Hiro was amazing, he's very friendly, good-humoured, has a great personality and gives you plenty of information about the country during the trip. Also great service at the local office, you can leave your bags while you go cycling, and everybody... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

It's such sweet comment you write for us. The words here make me very happy to be your guide to show and tell about this beautiful landscape and culture in Hida. I appreciate you to join to our cycling tour. Please let me know if you have another chance to come back. I am very looking forward to see you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had a great afternoon cycling around the wonderful countryside of Furukawa with our very friendly guide Shinji. He introduced us to local people who shared aspects of their lives with us. This is tourism well intergrated with the local community that feels very genueine. Shinji an enthusiastic well informed guide who answered our questions in great detail as he... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you for your quick post! The weather was not so much hot as comfortable. You had many opportunity to talk with many locals, who are very friendly and kind (A cat was also friendly), that would never happen if you just visit a city. I'm also glad to hear that you enjoyed the dinner in Takayama, which is one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had booked the "Ride & Hike" and the "Town Walk" tours, and boy did we have a great day with our guide Hiro! I've been to Hida before but my wife hadn't, and we really fell in love with the region during our the tours and our stay. Hiro took us on a great ride up in the mountains... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing the comment about us, SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE. I am really happy to hear from you and you enjoy our tour; especially, I am happy to make your day here special. Because it is the wedding anniversary for you!!!!and coming back here again. All our staff is glad to see you again. It was very comfortable... More 

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Address: 80-2 Hanakawamachi, Takayama 506-0015, Gifu Prefecture (Formerly Hida Satoyama Cycling)
Phone Number: +81 577-73-5715
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Gifu Prefecture  >  Takayama
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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