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We focus on creating unique experience and offer off the beaten tours for foreign travelers at Takayama. Our flagship tour is HIDA E-BIKE TOUR, which provides you with the new perspective of Japan’s countryside. Cycling around rural villages, you can fully enjoy seeing a lot of stunning views in a rich nature and experiencing local culture. We also offer special walking tour and sake brewery tour. Why not explore your rural Japan with us?
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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1-65, Oshinmachi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

My boyfriend and I spent 2 weeks traveling around in Japan, and on our trip we spent a couple of days in Maze village and Hagiwara. We came in contact with Daisuke and Umeseko tour due to the fact that we needed help making reservations...More

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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2018

Dear Kristine. Thank you so much for posting the fantastic review here! It was truly good time for me too, walking around the town with you and your boyfriend. We are very proud of all of your comments on our tour. As I told you,...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

I'm Japanese tourist, and this is my first trip to Maze and Hagiwara, Gero city. Maze is a wonderful hidden village in a mountainous district. (I might have passed it if I drove my car.)One of the most amazing points in this tour is EBIKE....More

Thank Yuta F
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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2018

Dear Yuta, Thanks for your time to post the nice review in English and Japanese. I had so great a time with you guys too. To be honest, Maze is a hidden village so most of tourists even Japanese do not find and just pass...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Maruhachi Ryokan and decided to do the e-bike tour around the small village Maze in which we were staying. Daisuke was an excellent guide, he was very welcoming and informative. He came to meet us at the ryokan in...More

Thank Celia B
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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Dear Celia, Thanks for your time to write the fantastic review here. I am so pleased with every single word about our bike tour. It was absolutely a special day because of the good weather and the special lunch with full of local ingredients. You...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018 via mobile

We had an awesome 4.5 hour e-bike tour of Maze from Maruhachi ryokan. The tour took us up and around the village with a stop for a delicious lunch with an incredible view. Daisuke our guide was very friendly and has a good sence of...More

1  Thank Adam P
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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Dear Adam, Thank you so much for posting the nice review. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our bike tour so much on a beautiful day. It was so fun a time for me too since you told me the interesting joke...More

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Reviewed May 16, 2018

When I was planning my trip to Hida region, I was looking for a tour in a less crowded area and longer time when I came across this tour starting from Hida-Hagiwara station and decided to join it after reading the reviews.I can't agree more...More

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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Dear Soumaya, Thanks for writing the fantastic review here. I am so glad you enjoyed our tour especially the lunch. It was like a new adventure when you joined in. We wish it got sunny but it would not. Nevertheless, you were eager to understand...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

We spent 5 days in the Hida region and are thankful that we chose the quaint Hida-Furukawa as our base instead of the more crowded Takayama. But the highlight of the region must be our stay at the Maruhachi Ryokan at Maze. When planning the...More

Thank krug86
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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Thank you very much for posting a great review. I am so glad you stayed at Hida region for a long time and visited Maze village finally. We offered you the customized walking tour in the village. Appreciate your comment on the tour too. As...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

My daughter researched and got into contact with Dai the tour leader from Facebook as we wanted someone who can speak English for the sake tour. The tour was with Tenryo Brewery. We were taken around the brewery by the master brewer who explained the...More

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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Dear Phang, Thank you very much for your nice review! I am so glad to hear that you and your family enjoyed the sake brewery visit this time. I am sure we are the only one who explains how sake is made in detail inside...More

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Reviewed April 10, 2018

On our 3 week tour of Japan (Tokyo, Takayama, Hida Furukawa, Yudanaka/Shibu Onsen), Dai's tour was the highlight. He was responsive, informative and just the nicest person! He was able to customize our tour based on my family's needs and we got to see a...More

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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Dear Sandra, Thank you very much for your fantastic review! Deeply honored to guide you around those rural areas. You had a very good choice to go somewhere non-touristy place in Japan. There are still a lot of areas even Japanese do not know and...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. Would highly recommend anyone who is looking to explore a non tourist part of Japan. Thank you so much Dai :)More

Thank Lewis A
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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Dear Lewis, Thanks for the nice review. I am so glad that you enjoyed our tour so much. We will happily help you next time you visit Japan to see other non-touristy places so please contact us at any time. Hope to see you again!...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

I wrote on travel for the Huffington Post for 5 years, and of the 100 countries I've visited, this tour stands out. First of all, you're a genius for choosing this off-the-beaten-path part of Japan, and secondly Dai is a genius for the quality of...More

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DaisukeSeko, オーナー at UMESEKO TOUR, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Dear David, Thanks for joining in the e-bike tour and great honor to get the review from the Huffington Post travel writer. You were very lucky to hear the Shamisen but afterward the lady told me that she was also pleased to play it for...More

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Hi Kory, Thanks for the inquiry. Which tour do you want to join in? Please check out our website and kindly let me know. Sorry for the inconvenience but, we cannot show the link here due to the TripAdvisor inquiry... More
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