Hi there, I’ll talk about an interesting experience for you guys.
That is local cycling sightseeing tour near around Takayama: the most famous touristy place in Japan.
Conducted by 114 sports in Hida-Furukawa
I did it 2 months ago, so it was hot in July.
This tour program is conducted by 114 sports in Hida-Furukawa.
I like the name very much. If you wanna know why, please feel free to ask me.
Hida-Furukawa is close to Hida-Takayama. It takes only 20 minutes by car.
I used a normal type like below. All of them are very light and of course not so hard to ride even for beginners
The tour route is like below.
Old and traditional street in Hida-Furukawa
Very large rice paddy
Ancient burial mound (Kofun in Japanese)
Taking crystal stream from the mountain
House of cows raised for Hida-beef
Having soft-serve ice cream at the local store
The guide will tell you about how local people have lived in those old houses and why a lot of carps swim in the stream.
You should ask him how many carps there are and you must be amazed at the number.
Very beautiful and nostalgic scene, isn’t it?
The guide will talk about not only rice itself, but how to make Sake and local Sake in Hida area.
Shrine maybe the best thing you wanna know in Japan.
You can get much information about it like a small stuff in shrine and its purpose, which is very interesting.
This is the one of best beef brands in Japan.
You just take a look and no meal!! Haha.
Lastly, I tasted soft-server ice cream in the local store on below.
It depend on date and tour group so sometimes they go to a cafe.
Contacts and access information
The nearest station is Hida-Furukawa.
From Takayama to Hida-Furukawa, please take JR Takayama line and it takes 20 minutes.
Their Website: 114 SPORTS｜LOCAL CYCLING & FISHING TOUR｜TAKAYAMA & HIDA
TripAdvisor: 114% Localization Tour
Phone: +81 577-73-7728
Address: 7-1, Kanamori-cho, Furukawa-cho, Hida-city, Gifu, Japan
If you come to Japan and especially to Takayama, you shouldn’t miss this cycling tour.
I’m sure this experience will give you a new aspect of Japan.
I also share the experience in Hida-Furukawa on below post, please check it out.