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.
|Period||From April to late November|
|Due Date||1 day prior the date of the activity|
10:00 Activity starts
|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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