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HIGHLIGHTS

Minamisanriku “Mountainside to Seaside” Cycle Tourism

  • Feel the earth beneath you on our local bicycle outings! Stop by a “local house” for some freshly brewed tea and interaction with families, a relaxing experience that would normally never be possible for tourists. We will also teach you about local
  • Guides knowledgeable about local culture and history will show your group around.
  • You will visit mountainside communities and coastal areas of Minamisanriku, a town in the midst of recovery from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. The state of recovery and the resilience of locals, which can be witnessed firsthand.
  • 2 hour total

  • English, Japanese, Chinese

  • Any Age

  • 1 〜 3

YOUR HOST

Minamisanriku-cho

1. We are the hub of interaction opportunities in Minamisanriku, connecting what is inside to what is outside of Minamisanriku. We draw in tourists by promoting local attractions such as the homestay and local experiential activities. We put a shine on local resources, together with residents, in an aim to increase visitors to our town. 2. We hope to provide you with an itinerary that you can enjoy with all five senses, for a truly heartwarming experience, to take back with you from Minamisanriku. 3. Reported many times in local newspapers, internet media and television.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

1. Choose from various courses that either take you to the mountainside “Satoyama” farming villages, along the breathtaking coastal area or where you can see up close the current reconstruction efforts. 2. Guides will introduce you to local culture and history while bicycling. We can tell you about a variety of interesting facts of rural Japanese life, from industry and livelihood in our community to the roadside plants we may come upon. All guides have a trustful relationship with locals, through the daily promotion of local attractions, which allows us to take you on a special visit to meet a local family. This sort of interaction with friendly locals and surrounded by beautiful nature cannot be experienced in cities, only made possible by our guides bridging the you to the community. 3. The tour begins with an explanation of the cycling course and bicycle use. First timers need not worry as the guide will teach you as needed. Once on the tour, we will make a few stops at local historical and cultural spots. A local family will take you in for a short rest and interaction with tea provided. The approximately 2 hour program is all done at a relaxing pace, so don’t worry if you are not a confident cyclist. 4. Refresh your mind and soul while cycling through beautiful rice paddy fields or alongside the Pacific Ocean. Get up close and personal with the rich lifestyle of this rural community. Learn about the community’s transition, after the great disaster experience, to a livelihood and local industry that “coexists with nature.” 5. Perfect for those seeking a raw and one of a kind rural experience, outside of the hustle and bustle of cities,, to truly get in touch with nature.

  • Cycling

    Run in a vast landscape.

  • Guide

    Introduce the history and culture of the area.

  • Bycicle

    Use a cross bike.

  • Lecture

    Before you start, guide will lecture on rules and how to ride.

  • Summer of Mountainside

    You can see the lush rice field.

  • Autum of Mountainsaide

    You can see a golden rice paddy.

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DETAILS

  • Duration

    2h

    (10:00 〜 12:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the car to the meeting spot. (approx. 5 minutes from Sanriku Expressway Shizugawa IC)

  • Participants Guests

    1 〜 3

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met.

  • Age

    Any

  • Conditions

    Not Available on Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 17:00, 4 days prior to your reserved date.

PRICES

  • Adults(12+)

    ¥7,000〜

  • Children(4~11)

    ¥7,000〜

  • Infants(~3)

    ¥7,000〜

Included in the Price

Guided Experience, Bicycle and Insurance fee.

NOTES

  • Things to bring

    Attire fitting for outdoor activity (No skirts or expanded pants hem), comfortable shoes (no sandals or slippers), a drink (500ml size) ※Camera and knapsack as needed

  • Meeting Point

    Minamisanriku Portal Center (Meeting place will change depending on the course)

  • Additional Info

    People are able to participate in this experience who are over 140cm in height.

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.

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