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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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We have many programs in which you can experience rural culture and history...

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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Village Snowshoeing Tour @ Tanekura Village!

This is a MUST GO!! It was an amazing and eye opening experience, walking up the snow hills and through the forest. Along the way we also spotted many animal footprints and bear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joyce L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a MUST GO!! It was an amazing and eye opening experience, walking up the snow hills and through the forest. Along the way we also spotted many animal footprints and bear claw prints on the trees too! We had a nice hot tea break halfway through at the top of the rice fields, the view was breathtaking! My... More 

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1 Thank Joyce L
SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting your comment. To say nothing of the scenery, the local lady we met was really nice. I think you enjoyed the tour itself and felt people closely lived with animals and nature. As you expected, cycling tours will make your trip enjoyable and special. I look forward to meeting you again with your family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the staff were beyond friendly and helpful. The snow shoeing itself was amazing, the guides were patient with us when we wanted to stop and take photos and they knew much about the area. They even brought tea and biscuits to enjoy at the top! I would highly recommend it just for the breath taking views, I've never seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 via mobile

This is probably the best activity to do first if you are near the Furukawa district. The guides there are immensely informative and knowledgeable about the history and culture of the surrounding area. Such a beautiful region to explore on bicycle, while your senses are open to some of the old world traditions. You will bike around the valley, see... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

Well i did this tour in the summer last year and i really need to write a review about this, because everything in this tour is awesome, it was easily one of the highlights on my trip. First of all, everyone needs to experience the countryside of Japan, its just so beautiful and this tour leads you through a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This was my second time visiting Takayama, with a friend who was with me on my first trip, and another who was visiting Takayama for the first time. For the latter, we knew this was definitely something she would want to experience. The half day tours I went on on both trips were among the best experiences I've had in... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your post! Also thank you for your visiting us two times. We, me and Hiro are so glad to hear that this experience was the best in Japan for you. I hope your friend also enjoyed the tour. If you have another chance to come back to Japan, please visit us, bringing the smoked beef... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

A great cycling tour through the countryside of Japan. Hisa was a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. The tour is a good way to see the town and get an impression of how the people/farmers live here. You end up learning a lot about the culture and history of Hida-Furukawa. The autumn colours of the surrounding mountains was beautiful, so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Based on the great reviews on TripAdvisor, I had booked a cycling trip with Satoyama. I went for the Standard one from 1330h - 1700hrs. Due to the crowd at the Takayama station, I missed the train I was supposed to take. I called Satoyama Experience and the kind lady said they would wait for me. So I ran like... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your detailed comment. The autumn scenery was stunning at that time. We had international participants in a wide range of age in the tour. But I believe that you all enjoyed the tour like you. If you would like to stay in a peaceful and quiet place in Japan again, please come back here. Many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

We went on the Takayama bike ride with Shinji and I can't recommend it enough! It was a fantastic experience, Shinji was incredibly lovely and made our day a truly memorable experience. The scenery was unforgettable and the simple act of sitting down and having tea in one of the most picturesque places in the world will stay with me... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great praise. What an honor I am to receive such a praise. You were so friendly and other participants as well that tour was so much fun! I hope I will meet you again, recommend late spring. Please contact us then. Many thanks Shinji More 

Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Ah excellent tour of Takayama visiting local shops and producers and understanding how certain products are made and used in the Japanese culture. The guide, Hisa, is very accomplished and enthusiastic and has a nice rapport with all of the shop owners and market traders that we met. It was a small group tour and in my case just me... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. This tour provides great information about local food here. Visiting shops and talking with the owners are just fun. I'm really glad that you enjoyed the whole tour. Food and Culture tour is still a new tour. I hope more people will follow you. Thank you for taking time to write this. Hisa More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

A good opportunity to explore with an English speaking guide An easy route so don't worry if it is sometime since you rode a cycle. Interesting route takes in a variety of views, along the river against a spectacular mountain backdrop.

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

Thank you for posting your comment about the tour. Having a guide makes your experience different. You can know more about Japan and this area. The route we use is not too hard as you wrote. I hope more people will join in our tours and see our beautiful countryside. Thank you again for taking time to write this. Hisa More 

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