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Satoyama Experience

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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...more
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1-22-2 Showamachi | iCafe Takayama, Takayama 506-0053, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful afternoon cycling around Hida with our lovely guide, Miyuki - a real highlight of our trip. It was fantastic to see some beautiful scenery, hear more about the area from Miyuki and to chat to some local people. As people who...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience. So glad to read that you didn't feel as if the cycling was too much, overdone. Our guides are all really considerate, so they do take care of each participant of the tour. Miyuki is a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight on our trip to Japan. It was a very rainy day in February, but in spite of this, the food and culture walk was great (but you should dress according to the weather; you will spend most of the time outside)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely message. We are all so glad to learn that you had a great time in Hida Takayama with our guide Miyuki, despite of the unfortunate weather. February is the coldest month, but at the same time, it's the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If visiting Takayama, I highly recommend planning a morning or afternoon in Hida Furukawa. Easily accessible by train, and just 15 minutes from Takayama, Hida Furukawa is a world away. It is no wonder that many of the people we met in Takayama actually live...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your message. Am the one myself! From Furukawa and lived away for long time then have come back here for good. Very pretty wee town and the outskirt is beautiful with full of natures such as herons, kingfishers, black kites,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Akiko was a very welcoming and knowledgeable tour guide who showed us some of the highlights of "old" Takayama. We tasted numerous traditional foods and sake and learned how they were made. The stories of the floats, their history and construction, and the parades was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely message. We are happy to read that you had a good time with our guide Akiko. She is a great guide indeed, as well as a lovely person. I have to say that this is the greatest way...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So far in Japan we've visited bigger cities but our snowshoeing expedition with Hisa was a chance to see a little farming village where tourists (except for those like us, I guess) rarely go. Hisa was a wonderful guide and the route was not difficult...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for having joined our snowshoeing tour and your lovely message! Tanekura is an amazing village where, yes not many tourist visit to. Especially this time of year. So you are really lucky to see the scenery, enjoyed the experience. Believe or...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very nice time with our friendly and knowledgeable guide Hisa. Snowshoeing is not difficult even for beginners and it's great to be outdoors in the quiet woods above the little farming village in the mountains. We even had a stop for some...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely message. The Tanekura village is amazing, beautifully set surrounded by mountains. So glad to learn that you enjoyed the experience and also the flavor of the hot tea! Hope we can see you again sometime somewhere, till then...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful first time snow shoeing experience for the family, including a 9 and 11 year old. Our guide, Hisa was wonderful, professional and friendly - thankyou! The gear provided was excellent. We booked through Nohi bus and travelled as a day trip from Takayama, great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for having joined our snow shoeing tour, and left this wonderful comments! So glad you and your kids enjoyed the experience. It's really beautiful mountain area there, I always think that it's one of loveliest areas in Japan. Hisa is an...More

Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

After 8 days in Japan it was a real pleasure to finally have a chance to get a picture of local life. We arrived by train from Takayama in about 20 minutes and after stepping off the train thought we had walked into a ghost...More

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2019

What a lovely message you have left for everyone! Thank you so much. I myself from this wee town Furukawa, can picture where you were and how you enjoyed each moments. You did beat the Okoshi-daiko (Okoshi drum)! You will be able to come back...More

Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend this trip - the team couldn’t have been more helpful in the booking (which I sorted from the UK). It’s a great trip and all the gear from boots to snow suit (shell, not lined) are provided. All sizes too! Miyuke our guide...More

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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Really glad to know that you had a great time snowshoeing in Japan alps with Miyuki. Hope we can see you again in the future, and till then we wish you all the best! Safe and comfortable...More

Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Made a reservation at Nohibus. Thought it'd be a group of people nut when we arrived the ropeway station, surprisingly it turned out that we're the only three visitors in this group!! Wow!! What a "private" tour!! And our tour guide, Hisa-san, who has passion...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE, Receptionist at Satoyama Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2019

Thank you so much for your lovely. You are so lucky to have Hisa yourself!! So glad to know that you had fun time in the foot of Japan Alps. Sounds so exciting. Never done the snowshoeing myself, I definitely will join a tour this...More

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ihatecrocs
March 4, 2019|
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Response from craibstone | Reviewed this property |
The answer from alescobar..... below is accurate. Certainly not strenuous and made very enjoyable by the guide.
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Christina T
May 11, 2018|
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Response from SATOYAMA_EXPERIENCE | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. It depends on the tour. All cycling tours are conducted in Hida-Furukawa. Please meet our guide at our Hida-Furukawa Desk. For Food&Culture Walk tour, the meeting point is at TAKAYAMA JINYA... More
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zinit2015
June 12, 2017|
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Response from TGBFoodXplorer | Reviewed this property |
For the cultural tour- kids are not a problem. In fact they will enjoy tastings the snacks!
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