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Dep. Akihabara Station Countryside Cycling (Kofun Course)

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Duration

1day

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English, Japanese

Overview

   Dep.:Akihabara Station

   Time period:2020/04/04-2020/11/30

   Operating days:Sun・Wed

   Meal:Lunch included

   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.

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Itinerary

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Please come to the MASHIKO Countryside Tours Information Desk in the Mashiko Station Building by 11:00 AM.
Please come to the MASHIKO Countryside Tours Information Desk in the Mashiko Station Building by 11:00 AM.

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
As soon as we depart the station

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.
If the weather is very good, you can see the Nikko Mountains in the distance.

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.

you can see the Nikko Mountains
you can see the Nikko Mountains

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".
For lunch we offer a set of tempura and soba at the shop "Fujito".

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.
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.

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,
During the Muromachi period, which was from around the 14th to 16th century,

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.

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.

Included/Excluded

  • Tour Guide (English・Japanese)
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Lunch・Snack
  • Injury compensation
  • Water to drink
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves (winter)

Tour's Location

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FAQs

FAQ
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 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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