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A ride through history and culture

Suwa Taisha Spiritual cycling (Currently Suspended)

Price: JPY 7,700/person Duration: 3 hr

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 origin is shrouded in mystery. You will visit the two upper shrines of Maemiya and Honmiya, where the Nature worship of ancient Japan is still strong, and pass by Jinchokan Moriya Historical Museum and the three teahouses of Takasugi-an, Hikusugi-an, and the Flying mud boat, where you will encounter the imaginative and quirky architecture of Fujimori Terunobu.

On the way there, you will ride along the Miyagawa River, pass under a row of cherry trees that 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, 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, special bikes where a small electrical motor assists the pedaling.

INFORMATION

Period From April to late November (Currently Suspended until further notice)
Due Date 1 day before the date of the activity
Duration 3 hr
Schedule

10:00

Activity starts
Meet us at the JR Chino Station Information Center!
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 learn 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 7,700 (after tax)
Included in the price Guide, bike rental, tea break, insurance
Payment method Credit card
Cancellation policy 7 days prior: 30% of total amount
3 days prior: 50% of total amount
1 day prior: 70% of total amount
Day of activity: 100% of total amount
Access 1 min on foot from JR Chino station

Reservation

The resevation of this year has ended.
If you are interested please contact us.

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