Get an insider's perspective on life in the Japanese countryside through the Zukudashi Cycling Tour!
Time 2.5 hours
Length 8 km (5 mi.)
Difficulty Medium (1 hill with approx. 60 m / 200' elevation gain)
Price ¥4000/pax (¥3000 for 2-12 y.o., Family and Group Discounts available)
Group Size: 2-10 pax
The Zukudashi Cycling Tour starts from the Zukudashi Eco Tours office in the center of Onsen Town Togura-Kamiyamada. While the course varies with weather, seasonality, group interests, etc., it typically begins by passing through a residential district with stops to point out some fascinating fundamentals of Japanese housing. Then the tour ascends up a wooded slope to an ancient thatched-roof temple before descending back down to a historical neighborhood by the Chikuma River. Along the way, the tour passes through fruit orchards and rice fields, with opportunities to explain how the farmers toil their crops. Be prepared to get off the cycles and join the farmers in their toil! After visiting a local temple and learning some of the area's samurai stories, the tour follows the riverside cycling path back to the onsen town and finishes up with ice cream at the onsen foot bath.
Zukudashi bicycles come in five sizes, with a tandem and several trailer bikes available as well. So anyone from tykes to too-talls can enjoy cycling the scenic Nagano countryside.
Price and Booking
- Togura Kamiyamada Onsen, Nagano
- Culinary, Culture, Cycling / MTB
- 2 hours 15 min
- Apr 18th to Dec 31st
- Zukudashi Eco Tours office in front of Kamesei Ryokan