This tour includes a bicycle ride. If you haven’t been riding a bicycle for a while, please make sure you are able to ride a bicycle before participating.
Children must be at least 130cm tall.
Also, children’s bicycles don’t include electric assist. Since the bicycle used has a lightweight aluminium frame and 7 different speed gears, children who can ride a bicycle will be able to participate without any problems.
Infants who can’t ride a bicycle will be provided with a child seat. Please contact us in advance using the inquiry form if you want to use this service.
Reservation Deadline/2days before tour (0:00)
Reservation online can be done from 6 months to 2 days in advance. If you want to reservate further in advance or on the day before, please use the inquiry form to contact us directly.
Please come to the MASHIKO Countryside Tours Information Desk in the Mashiko Station Building by 11:00 AM.
(People using the Akihabara Highway Bus service that departs Akihabara Station at 8:20 AM, will arrive Mashiko Station at around 10:30 AM.)
Before the tour starts, we will inform you about precautions to take during the tour (for example traffic regulations).
As soon as we depart the station, you will be able to see the countryside expand in front of your eyes. We will ride along the Moka Railway which has a history of about 100 years. On the weekends, you are able to see the SL Railway instead of the Moka Railway.
If the weather is very good, you can see the Nikko Mountains in the distance. We will inform you about the rice culture and the spirit of nature of Japan.
If the weather is very good, you can see the Nikko Mountains in the distance.
For lunch we offer a set of tempura and soba at the shop "Fujito". They are popular for their handmade soba using buckwheat flour produced in Mashiko.
The owner of the shop is also a potter, so he will plate his dishes on plates he made himself. You will also be able to see the pottery studio after lunch.
About 1500 years ago, in the 6th century, this large tomb group (Kofun) consisting of 35 units was built. From this place you can see the rice paddies and the Koya river below. Also, in April you will be able to enjoy the beautiful Sakura and Nanohana trees that were planted all around the Kofun tombs. consisting of 35 units was built. From this place you can see the rice paddies and the Koya river below. Also, in April you will be able to enjoy the beautiful Sakura and Nanohana trees that were planted all around the Kofun tombs.
During the Muromachi period, which was from around the 14th to 16th century, this temple offered 38 dormitory buildings to its many students. The scriptures and writings that students used to study are still visible to this day, so you will have the possibility to look at them.
We will be back at Mashiko Station at around 15:45. Customers who are planning to leave the same day are able to take the bus or train back. Customers who plan to stay the night in Mashiko will receive a free transfer to their accommodation.