September 27, 2021

Water Crossroads Lake Nojiri Historia

Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park
1-day e-bike cycling & irori lunch in a historic house with a local guide

Tradition
Culture
Activity
From 13,700 JPY per person

RECOMMENDED FOR:

Small Groups

TOUR DURATION:

About 7 Hours

E-Bike Tour

STORY

Visitors to Lake Nojiri, located in the Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park, are rewarded with beautiful views of Mt. Kurohime, Mt. Myoko, Mt. Madarao, and almost fifty large and small capes and coves around its circumference. This area is the site where the fossilised remains of “Naumann's elephants” were discovered - an archaeological dig that uncovered the hunting grounds of local inhabitants from 40,000 years ago. Since ancient times, the lake has been the source of the “blessing of water” to animals and farmers of the area. On this “blessing of water” e-bike tour around Nojiri, your friendly and knowledgeable local guide will take you to many sites, including irrigation canals, Japan’s first water-pumping power plant, and a shrine dedicated to water worshipping. Participants can experience the lifestyles and natural beauty of this region, as well as cooking on an irori hearth inside a traditional Japanese house.

HIGHLIGHTS

► Knowledgeable and friendly local guide with an established reputation.
► Experience first-hand the lifestyles and natural beauty of this area.
► Cycle to locations related to Lake Nojiri’s “blessing of water”.
► Cook lunch on a traditional irori hearth inside a traditional Japanese house, using local ingredients, such as tofu and organic rice.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

◉ Guide fee (English language)
◉ e-Bike rental (including helmet)
◉ Lunch

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

◯ Transportation to/from the meeting point
◯ Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country).
◯ Anything else not specified. (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)

SEASON:

Mid-May~Early-November

LANGUAGE SUPPORT:

English

PARTICIPANTS:

Min: 4       Max: please inquire

FITNESS LEVEL:

[Distance: 26km, Elevation climbed: 977m] The bikes are electric, but the distance is long, so a certain level of fitness is required.

SKILL LEVEL:

Participants must be competent at riding a bicycle. Please use the time before departure to listen to the guides instructions and get used to your bicycle.

START/END TIME:

9:00/16:00

AGE/HEIGHT:

Can ride a bike and over 150cm

PRICE PER PERSON:

13,700 JPY/person for 4ppl

BOOKING:

30 days in advance

ACCESS (Start)

Kurohime Station
On the Shinano Railway Kita Shinano Line

ACCESS (Finish)

Kurohime Station
On the Shinano Railway Kita Shinano Line

NOTE

To/From Kurohima Station there is a pickup by car from Nojiri Elementary School. Free.

PARKING:

Available

ITINERARY

TIME CONTENT
9:00
Meet at Kurohime Station
9:00~9:10
Transfer (free) to former Nojiriko Elementary School
9:10~9:30
Briefing, e-bike instructions
9:30
e-Bike tour begins
10:30~13:00
Kumakura Shrine~Mishaga Pond~Ikejirigawa Power Station
13:00
Arrival - Lunch place ( coming soon)
13:00~15:30
Lunch (coming soon)
15:30
Depart (coming soon)
15:45
Arrive back at former Nojiriko Elementary School
15:45
Transfer (free) to Kurohime Station
16:00
Finish at Kurohime Station

PHOTO GALLERY

Clothing/What to bring

► Drink (1 litre)
► Rain gear
► Optional: Energy bar, Gloves, Cold protection

Cancelation by the participant

► 5 to 7 days prior 20%
► 2 to 4 days prior 30%
► day before 50%
► Same day/No show 100%

Cancelation by provider

► There is a chance the route may change due to the weather.
► There are times when the guide may determine that the tour be cancelled or stopped in the case that it would be unsafe for the customer, such as sudden bad weather or feeling sick during the tour. If the tour is canceled before departure, a 100% refund will be provided.
►If the weather becomes bad after the activity starts and it is determined that the activity cannot continue, the activity will be changed or canceled. In this case, no refund will be given.

Other

► There are optional dishes that are offered during lunch, such as local river fish, wagyu beef (steak, shabu-shabu), grilled apples, etc. Extra fee will apply.
► At Kuma-an there are optional extras: making coasters, plant dyeing, forest exploring. Extra fee will apply. Please consult for more information.

Tour booking/enquiry

This is an enquiry, your booking will be confirmed after we have checked availability and received payment.
You will be sent a payment request via PayPal which you can pay either by PayPal or credit card.

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