Nagano Cycling Adventure

US $117.50 / Person

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Hi! I'm Kouhei Nishida.

I will guide you!

Description of this tour

It’s a Cycling tour around north Nagano's Satoyama landscape and the Myoko Togakushi Renzan National Park.
During the cycling tour, we will stop by the beautiful lake, waterfall, very old local shrine, or maybe some farmer's house.
Since the area used to be a post town along the Hokkoku Kaido, very old road which connect Edo (Tokyo) to Kanazawa, there are many historical monuments remained around the area.
I will take you to a secret place where never on a guidebook!
Participants can feel an authentic life style,history and nature of snowy rural area in Northern Nagano.

Hello,

I'm Kouhei, a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
I am also a Mountain Hiking and Cycling Guide as well as English translator guide.
I'm originally from Tokyo, but since I love outdoor activities (especially snowboarding,hiking and camping) and want to live in a place surrounded by abundant nature, I moved to here in Nagano 4 years ago.

I love traveling,too.
Of course visiting the world heritages is always impressive.
However,my favorite part during a trip is meeting new people and getting to know the life of locals!
I hope I will be able to help you enjoying your trip best and getting to know about Japan more from a bit different angle :)

I traveled a lot of places in Japan and eventually decided to settle in Nagano.
Nagano prefecture is sometimes described as "a roof of Japan" since most of its part are covered with high mountain range.
Because of that, the area gets lots of snow every winter.
It makes the place's nature and culture different from other areas in Japan.

I want to guide you to super beautiful yet lesser known places!
My tours are very flexible, so please let me know your requests for the guided tour.

Let's explore the "Hidden Gem" of Japan together :)


Sample Tour Timeline

10:00 AM
Kurohime Station ( Shinano Railway)

It takes about 30 minutes from Nagano station to Kurohime station by Kita Shinano line.

10:00 AM
Kurohime Station ( Shinano Railway)

It takes about 30 minutes from Nagano station to Kurohime station by Kita Shinano line.

11:00 AM
Cycling in Rural Landscape of Northern Nagano

We are riding through the middle of rice field while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Hokushin Gogaku (North Nagano 5 peaks)! It's an amazing experience.

11:00 AM
Cycling in Rural Landscape of Northern Nagano

We are riding through the middle of rice field while enjoying the beautiful scenery of Hokushin Gogaku (North Nagano 5 peaks)! It's an amazing experience.

11:30 AM
Naena Waterfall

The waterfall is chosen as one of the best 100 falls in Japan. I believe that it's one of the best 5 waterfalls in Japan :)

11:30 AM
Naena Waterfall

The waterfall is chosen as one of the best 100 falls in Japan. I believe that it's one of the best 5 waterfalls in Japan :)

12:30 PM
Lake Nojiri

The Lake Nojiri is designated as the part of National Park. We are having a lunch break near the Lake. The view is just stunning!

12:30 PM
Lake Nojiri

The Lake Nojiri is designated as the part of National Park. We are having a lunch break near the Lake. The view is just stunning!

01:30 PM
Uga Jinja shrine

We are getting on the pleasure boat to land on the small island on the lake. There is a very old shrine on the island and you will feel the very spiritual atmosphere. (the boat fee costs around US 10$)

01:30 PM
Uga Jinja shrine

We are getting on the pleasure boat to land on the small island on the lake. There is a very old shrine on the island and you will feel the very spiritual atmosphere. (the boat fee costs around US 10$)

02:30 PM
Sake Brewery or Traditional Craft Knife workshop, or Walking in the National Park Forest

These options are not guaranteed, but if their schedule is not occupied, we are able to visit a Local Sake Brewery or traditional knife workshop (400 years history) or hiking at the National park's forest near the lake.(In spring, we can expect to pick some wild vegetables.)

02:30 PM
Sake Brewery or Traditional Craft Knife workshop, or Walking in the National Park Forest

These options are not guaranteed, but if their schedule is not occupied, we are able to visit a Local Sake Brewery or traditional knife workshop (400 years history) or hiking at the National park's forest near the lake.(In spring, we can expect to pick some wild vegetables.)

03:30 PM
Kurohime Station

It takes about 30 minutes from Nagano station to Kurohime station by Kita Shinano line.

03:30 PM
Kurohime Station

It takes about 30 minutes from Nagano station to Kurohime station by Kita Shinano line.

Additional Details

Where we meet

Kurohime Station ( Shinano Railway)

What's included
  • Rental Bicycle, Helmet,
Things you need
  • Water or sports drink
  • Small Backpack(10 to 25L)
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain wear in case
  • Comfortable shoes for cycling
  • Lunch(approx. US $12.00)
  • Admission fee(approx. US $10.00)
Notes:

We may have to change the itinerary depending on the weather conditions.
It is recommended to wear comfortable clothes for cycling.
For the group of more than 4 people, I can offer the group rate for the tour.

Guest Requirements

Age over 12, Be able to ride bicycle (includes some ascent during the tour ),

Cancellation Policy

Any trip or experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.