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SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE

6-6 Hanasato-machi | Within Best Western Hotel Takayama (to reserve and/or meet), Takayama 506-0846, Gifu Prefecture (Formerly Hida Satoyama Cycling)
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Ranked #1 of 18 Activities in Takayama
Certificate of Excellence 2014
5.0 of 5 stars 301 Reviews
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Biking Trails, Tours, Sports
Owner description: We have many programs in which you can experience rural culture and history inherited in satoyama...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Biking Trails, Tours, Sports
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities

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Philadelphia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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

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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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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We did the half day tour. This was a lovely tour of the village and surrounding countryside, the bikes were very comfortable and the guide excellent and spoke perfect english. We were on a four week tour self guided tour of South Korea and Japan and it was lovely to be taken out on a tour and not having to... More 

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

Thank you for posting a review for us. It's great to hear you enjoyed the tour so much. Self guiding is a good way to enjoy the trip, but being guided is another good way to get around and to learn something from locals, especially in four weeks trip. Thank you very much for taking your time to write it.... More 

Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

As we were spending 2 days in Takayama we chose to do a bike tour during one of those days. We made the right choice. Takayama is a small village which can be seen in 1 day so it was really nice that during the bike tour we got to see all the surroundings. The bikes were very comfortable and... More 

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satoyama, Guide at SATOYAMA EXPERIENCE, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. You were so lucky to have great weather. Beautiful blue sky,beautiful mountains so on... I'm really happy to show you Takayama of not only the central area of town but the surroundings. Also happy to share such time with you. If you have an opportunity to come back here, it would be grateful... More 

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