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SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE

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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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One of the best tours we have done! My son booked this walking tour for 27 December for us as Christmas present After catching train from Takayama to Gifu Furwakawa (15 minutes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
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Sydney
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

One of the best tours we have done! My son booked this walking tour for 27 December for us as Christmas present After catching train from Takayama to Gifu Furwakawa (15 minutes, company gave us exact train times and directions to meeting point).We set off for a two hour guided walk around town visiting local museum, sake distillery, 7th generation... More 

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Regina, Saskatchewan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Well worth the money! We took the train to Furokowa then walked to the bike shop which can be hard to find so come early. Then we rode through the countryside with wonderful views and some pauses for the tour guide to share info. Then the ride got harder up hill for a while and as a 50 year old... More 

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satoyama, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for having time to post this review. I exactly remember this tour since you were full of fun, even you had quickly got along with the couple from Spain! I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I also really enjoyed this tour thanks to you. It was so lucky that you met a... More 

Philadelphia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We wanted to take a trip off the beaten path in the Hida region and Ishigawa prefecture but needed some guidance. Shiho and Mayumi at Satoyama Experience provided the assistance by the way of a self guided tour that allowed is to visit Takayama, Hida Furukawa, Shinhotaka Ropeway, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa and the Noto Pennonsula. When we arrived in Tokyo our... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are so glad to know that you enjoyed Hida/Noto area this time. If you ever come back to Japan, please don't hesitate to contact us! More 

San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We had such a memorable time during our bike tour with Satoyama Experience. I'm writing this review two months after our trip and still look back on the adventure fondly. Our guide, Hisa, was very attentive to our needs and spent 1:1 time getting to know each party in the group. The landscape was beautiful, peaceful, and calm, and the... 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. Getting to know other travellers in the tour is a great thing. I love it, too. Meeting new people makes every single tour different and more fun. That's why we never get bored of this work. Of course, the scenery is different every time. I hope you will come back and join... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

a peaceful and a very nice ride in the country side,The guide (Iza) was kind, professional and considerate

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

Thank you very much for your comment. It' s great to know you enjoyed the tour. I hope you will be back and do more tours with us. Hisa More 

Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went cycling on a rainy day. The entire team saw to it that we were all geared up appropriately for the cold weather and the rain. Our guide was Hisa, he would check on us constantly to make sure we were safe and riding by the side of the road. The rain did not relent, my kids (10 year... More 

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

Thank you very much for your review. It wasn't a perfect day for cycling, but I'm very glad that you enjoyed the view we could see only when we have the weather like that day. I hope you will come back and try another tour in a better weather. I'm sure you will love it !! Thank you again for... More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I had gone right at the beginning of June so rainy season had started. I did a solo tour and had a great time exploring the country side even with the on off rain and the small spill I had coming down a hill. Came back and the Shiho and her associates fixed me up and even found a little... 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. Exploring the countryside by bike is really fun, even in the rain sometimes. We hope you will join in a tour next time. We are very sure you will know a lot more about this area and like Hida region. Thank you. SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE team More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

After having started my trip in Tokyo, I made a half-day bike tour in the Hida region. As I was staying in Takayama, a short train ride (15 mins.) took me to Hida Furukawa, where their main office is located and where the tour starts. By coincidence, a team of NTT, the national TV station, was accompaining us for a... More 

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

Thank you very much for the review. Having TV crew from NHK (not NTT) is really different experience from what we normally offer, but I think it made the tour more special. As you know, the NHK is a national broadcasting company. You could be very famous next time when you come back. I'm very glad that you enjoyed the... More 

Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Traveling with my 17 yo daughter, on a mother daughter trip,we decided,with a bit hesitation, while at lovely Takayama to take the countryside bike tour at Satoyama. We weren't expecting it to be one the highlights of out 2 week trip to Japan, and it was. It was a pleasure to go around on a bike with Shinji as our... More 

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satoyama, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you for a long and detailed comment. The picture I took with you two and a local child on the way was really cute. It's my favorite. Locals in this town are very friendly and warm-hearted. I'm so happy that you really enjoyed beyond your expectation. Please come back here with the whole family next time. I look forward... More 

Malaysia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Did a half day tour with super friendly Tatsu (my guide). We met a generous farmer, who gave us 2 big 'pokchoy' (cabbages) and a woodcrafter, who gave me a nicely crafted bird as a souvenir. All the locals are really nice and friendly. Really had a fun day cycling with Tatsu around the countryside.

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