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A ride through history and culture

Suwa Taisha Spiritual cycling

Price: JPY 5,000 (tax excl.)~ Duration: 3h

Activities

Pedal to one of Japan's oldest shrines

Hop on a bike and together with our guide set off on a journey to discover the origin of Japanese spirituality. The destination is Suwa Grand Shrine, a sanctuary so old that its beginnings are shrouded in legends and mystery. You will visit the two upper shrines of Maemiya and Honmiya where the Nature worship of ancient Japan is still strong, and pay a visit to Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum and the three teahouses of Takasugi-an, Hikusugi-an and Flying mud boat, where you will encounter the imaginative and quirky architecture of Fujimori Terunobu.

On the way there, you will ride along Miyagawa River, pass under a row of cherry trees which turn a pretty pink in spring and a fiery red in autumn and discover a lot of hidden spots only the locals know. You will also stop by a shop selling kanten, a typical food from the area, and have a short break at a local café where you can try some traditional snacks.

The ride is easy with few ups and downs and you will ride pedelecs, bikes where the pedaling is assisted by a small electrical motor.

INFORMATION

Period From April to late November
Due Date 1 day prior the date of the activity
Duration 3h
Schedule

10:00 Activity starts
Meet us at the TIC counter of JR Chino station. Let's check the bikes and get ready to go
10:15 Visit to Kanten shop
We will visit a shop selling kanten, a typical product of this area (degustation available)
10:25 Suwa Grand Shrine- Maemiya
Let's discover about Suwa animism and the local festival of Onbashira.
11:00 Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum and tea houses
A little bit of local history and quirky architecture
11:30 Tea break at local café
11:50 Suwa Grand Shrine- Honmiya
Back to Chino Station through small alleys
13:00 Activity ends

No. of participants Min. 2 persons Max. 6 persons
Price / person JPY 5,000 (tax excl.)
Included in the price Guide, Bike rental, Tea break, Insurance
Payment method Credit card
Cancellation policy from 7 days prior to activity day : 30%
from 3 days prior to activity day : 50%
1 day before the activity day : 70%
the activity day : 100%
Access 1 min on foot from JR Chino station

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