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Address: 6-6 Hanasato-machi | Within Best Western Hotel Takayama (to reserve and/or meet), Takayama 506-0846, 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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Great trip with insights to local life and culture

I highly recommend this trip if you have some spare time in Takayama, definitely worth the money. I was lucky to have been the only one on that day and had a lovely tour with His... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I highly recommend this trip if you have some spare time in Takayama, definitely worth the money. I was lucky to have been the only one on that day and had a lovely tour with His, who spoke excellent english, along the riverside with cherry blossoms, a local speciality shop, a beautiful old farm house and several shrines. The tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Our family, including kids ages 9 and 7 enjoyed the bike ride immensely. Our guide Shinji was knowledgeable, great with the kids and spoke excellent English. The pace is nice, slow enough for the kids but sufficient distance for a little exercise. The town of Hida Furakawa us quaint and friendly. Next time we may consider staying there instead of... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for posting your review. Weather was perfect for having a ride! Hida Furukawa is very peaceful and quiet rather than touristy. Please come back and stay here if you have an opportunity when your children get older. You should like the atmosphere of the night too. We look forward to meet you again. Many thanks Shinji More 

Doha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I used Satoyama Experience having read about them on Trip Advisor and I found everything I'd read to be true. They are efficient, friendly, organised and Shiho managed to pitch everything at exactly the right level. I had a new experience everyday and one of the highlights was the cycle ride with our brilliant guide Shinji who magically produced a... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Travel Design Manager at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We try our best to introduce the Japanese countryside and pass down "SATOYAMA" environment for next generations. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you ever visit Japan again. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed a fantastic day cycling around Hida Furukawa guided by Hiro-san. Hiro's enthusiasm is infectious and just makes the whole experience so enjoyable. Then adding on all his knowledge about the area, agriculture, people, culture, etc. completes it. Equipment also very good. Recommend this experience to anyone.

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing the message here. Your sweet words here make me smiling, and I am really happy to hear from you enjoy in our cycling tour. Please contact with us if you have another chance to come back to Hida. I would love to show you more beautiful landscape in the different seasons. Again, thank you... More 

Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

I had a wonderful morning bike ride with Hisa the tour guide! I think it is a fantastic way to learn about the japanese culture and countryside. He has a broad knowledge of the area and can give you a lot of information which is great! The bikes provided are perfect. I highly recommend this bike tour!!!! Thank you, I... 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. The experience you had is just what we want to offer here. Going with a knowledgeable guide makes the tour more fun and more interesting. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much. I hope you will be back in other seasons and see different scenery next time. Thank you for joining in the tour.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent tour, very interesting, very knowledgable guide (Hisa) which gave us some real insights into Japan. For our young boys (5 & 7yo) it was one of the highlights of 10 days in Japan.

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

Thank you for writing your comment here. With the great weather, we could enjoy biking around the countryside. I'm very glad to hear that the tour became one of the boy's highlights of the trip in Japan. That's so sweet! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in Japan. Thank you. Hisa More 

Singapore, Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My husband and I had a fantastic afternoon. Hisa gave us a wonderful inside into farming life in Japan. His knowledge of the area is extensive which made our trip all the more interesting. Fantastic way to spend few hours in getting to know the gem of a town that Hida Furukawa is. We highly recommend this tour!!!!

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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 great review. By reading it, I could know how much you enjoyed the tour. What we offer here is definitely a good way to explore the countryside of Japan. Learning about the area makes this trip more interesting. And I'm very glad to know you liked Hida Furukawa. Thank you again for joining in... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were blessed with wonderful spring weather and great company for our family's morning bike tour with our guide Hiro at Satoyama Experience at the end of March. His enthusiasm and explanation of the local history, geography and traditions really made this tour special. We could have hired bikes and cycled round this picturesque area, but it's a million times... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing heart-warm message to us on the Trip Adviser. We are very happy to meet you in our cycling tour and show you this beautiful landscape and culture in this region. Especially, you bring the sun to Hida-Furukawa, so we are all lucky to see the Japanese Alps. I also have such great time to... More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This is our first trip to japan and by accident i come across this tour upon looking in trip advisor. And i can say that we were satisfied with the tour. Although it was raining, we still the highlight of Hida Furukawa and Takayama. I cant imagine how beautiful during a clear day. We got a chance to drink mountain... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Though it was raining, this was the first ride in the rain for you and will be from now on, we had a great time with you. Actually the pictures I took was hull of smile of you! There were some chances to talk with local that you would never have on your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had a wonderful, educational and entertaining time with Shinji as we rode through the springtime countryside... learning about local rice growing, cattle farming, Shinto shrines, farmhouse architecture, and many other curious things, big and small. The bicycles and helmets we were loaned were really good quality, to the extent that it made me want to get a similar bike... More 

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. You are so thoughtful that you wrote this detailed review for recommending to others and I remember that you even bought rice cracker to contribute the local economy. I also would like to appreciate giving me some information of traveling all over the world. It must help me in the future. I'm pleased... More 

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