List of Countryside Cycling Tours

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Q1: Can my children join a guided tour as well?

A: Of course! We offer mountain bikes for children (height 120cm-135cm) and juniors (height 135cm-145cm). Also, we offer kids chairs that can be used by children up to 22kg in weight. You’re very welcome to join our guided group tours together!
(Because the number of children’s bicycles is limited, please make a reservation as soon as you can.)

Q2: Is there a parking lot nearby?

A: There is a free parking lot at Mashiko Station and one at Mashiko Farm Desk.

Q3: How do I make a reservation?

A: You can use the application form on this site.

Q4: What happens if it rains?

A: Even if it’s raining, Countryside Tours will still be held. In these cases, we offer raining jackets. In case of extreme weather conditions, we may decide to cancel, but will contact you in advance.

Q5: Is there a cancellation fee?

A: We are sad about your decision to cancel. If you cancel your reservation before the day of the tour up until 17:00, there will be no cancellation fee. After that, a cancellation fee will be charged. Please refer to the cancellation policy for details.
Cancellation policy

Q6: I don’t feel too confident in my physical fitness, can I still participate in a guided tour?

A: We use bicycles with an electric assist, so everyone can easily ride a bicycle with only using half the power. Customers have said that they could easily ride a 10km to 20km distance with those bicycles.
(Please note that children’s bicycles do not have an electric assist.)

Q7: What kind of clothes should I wear?

 

A: Depending on the season, please come ar?in clothes that are appropriate for a cycling tour. Sporty shoes like sneakers and comfortable pants are recommended.
During the hot summer, you are advised to bring hats, sunglasses and a towel. If you have clothes that are quick-drying, sweat will not make you feel uncomfortable.
In cold weather, please bring warm clothing such as gloves and knit hats, as well as windbreakers and fleece jackets.

Q8: Is there a place to store my luggage?

A: We will keep it at the reception desk.

Q9: Can I also take part in a tour on my own?

A: Of course! Please feel welcome to join.

Q10: Are there bathroom breaks during the tour?

A: Naturally we will make bathroom stops during the tour. Please inform your tour guide in case you need an extra bathroom break before it’s too late.

Q11: Is insurance included?

A: We have an accident insurance based on the law. The insurance fee for that is included in the tour price.

Q12: How do I pay?

A: When applying from the web, online payment will be made at the same time as the reservation. Please pay by credit card according to the online payment procedure displayed on the screen.
* If you cannot make a reservation online, please contact us directly. The only cards that can be used are VISA or MASTER CARD.

Q13: The payment doesn’t work.

A: Please check again if your card is either VISA or MASTER CARD. If you can’t conclude the payment for other reasons, please contact us directly.

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Journey to life  Guided Tour

It is the greatest pleasure to explore the rural areas of Mashiko while cycling and enjoying the pleasant breeze on your skin.

Every season gives you the possibility of a completely different experience: the landscape of cherry blossoms and freshly grown rice plants in spring, sunflower fields and idyllic landscapes in summer, cosmos flower fields as well as a golden, romantic scenery in autumn and in winter the seasonal romance of the landscape with clear air and a view to the Nikko Mountains.

The bicycles that we provide are from Panasonic (Hariya model). With electrical support and front wheel suspension, you can easily drive up slopes and mountain roads.

In the meantime, let our Tour Guide inform you about Japanese culture and agriculture. We wish you a pleasant time and hope you’ll enjoy yourself.

Operation Period
2020/04/04-11/30

Operating days
Every week on Sun,Wed

Time Period
11:00-15:45

Number of people
Maximum 8 people
Minimum 2 people

Price
9,800¥/person (tax included) Adult 12+
5,800¥/person (tax included) Children 6-11
Participation not possible / Infant 0- 5

Departure Point
Mashiko Station Tour Desk

Please enjoy the seasonal scenery.

Dep. arr. at Mashiko Station
Countryside cycling Dam Course

Mileage
20km

height
90m

There are some ups and downs, but it is not so difficult if you can ride a bicycle normally because you use a bicycle with electric assist.

Operation Period
2020/04/04-11/30

Operating days
Every week on Sun,Wed

Time Period
11:00-15:45

Number of people
Maximum 8 people
Minimum 2 people

Price
9,800¥/person (tax included) Adult 12+
5,800¥/person (tax included) Children 6-11
Participation not possible / Infant 0- 5

Departure Point
Mashiko Station Tour Desk

Please enjoy the seasonal scenery.

Dep. arr. at Mashiko Station
Countryside cycling Kofun Course

Mileage
16km

height
50m

There are some ups and downs, but it is not so difficult if you can ride a bicycle normally because you use a bicycle with electric assist.

Operation Period
2020/04/04-11/30

Operating days
Every week on Sun,Wed

Time Period
8:20-19:15

Number of people
Maximum 8 people
Minimum 2 people

Price
13,800¥/person (tax included) Adult 12+
7,800¥/person (tax included) Children 6-11
Participation not possible / Infant 0- 5

Departure Point
Akihabara Bus Station

Please enjoy the seasonal scenery.

Dep. arr. at Akihabara Station
Countryside cycling Dam Course

Mileage
20km

height
90m

There are some ups and downs, but it is not so difficult if you can ride a bicycle normally because you use a bicycle with electric assist.

Operation Period
2020/04/04-11/30

Operating days
Every week on Sun,Wed

Time Period
8:20-19:15

Number of people
Maximum 8 people
Minimum 2 people

Price
13,800¥/person (tax included) Adult 12+
7,800¥/person (tax included) Children 6-11
Participation not possible / Infant 0- 5

Departure Point
Akihabara Bus Station

Please enjoy the seasonal scenery.

Dep. arr. at Akihabara Station
Countryside cycling Kofun Course

Mileage
16km

height
50m

There are some ups and downs, but it is not so difficult if you can ride a bicycle normally because you use a bicycle with electric assist.

Operation Period
2020/04/04-11/30

Operating days
Everyday

Time Period
9:00-17:30

Number of people
Maximum 8 people
Minimum 1 person

Price
1,000¥/bicycle (tax included)

Departure Point
Mashiko Station Tour Desk

Please enjoy the seasonal scenery.

One day rental bicycle
(map included)

This bicycle has an electric assist, so you can ride it easily even uphill. Additionally, a suspension with a lock function is attached to the front tire part. When locked, you can row firmly without it sinking down, and when you unlock it, the shock on uneven roads will be eased. This way, cycling will be easier and the bicycle won’t be harmed as much.

Electric assist

The electric assist has three different levels: the power mode, in which the battery lasts up to 45 km, the automatic mode, in which about 54 km are possible and the long-distance mode, which can be used for about 73 km.

The switch for operation is easy to see and shows the remaining battery power, mileage and runtime.

Front suspension

The main point of this electric bike is the front suspension. It has a locking mechanism that, when applied, ensures that you can ride firmly.

On the other hand, the unlocking dampens bumps on the road while driving and thus reduces damage to the bicycle.

Comfortable tire size

The tire has a comfortable size of 26 inches, which makes it easy to ride.

In addition to that, the thickness of the tires is 26×1.90HE which helps you easily navigate through step stones in the city.