Kamikawa Aqua Road Cycling Tour from Himeji

Nature & Outdoor

Noboru S.

Himeji
English
9.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

Enjoy cycling in Kamikawa. Located north of Himeji, the town is in mountains surrounded by rich nature. Up the mountain by bus, down the mountain by rental bike, 20km cycling with no sweat! The town is blessed with its natural pure water. This tour also offers you super chance to experience the blessing of the water, Soba noodle making or fresh fruit picking or tasting Senrei-cha, green tea brand of 300 years history or Zazen meditation in mountain temple. Enjoy Rural Japan!

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

JR Himeji Station or Your Hotel near JR Himeji Station

09:00

Pick up / Meeting Point

[ ] JR Himeji Station [ ] Hotel near JR Himeji Station

This tour can be continued from my Morning Cycling Tour around Himeji Castle. See my another tour for details.

10:00

JR Niino station

Bus to Awaga stop (590JPY+200JPY)

Stroll historical post town street along Silver Mine Carriage Road

11:00

Awaga bus stop

Cycling bus to Shinden Furusato Mura Village. / 1,800JPY

12:00

Shinden Furusato Mura Village

Shinden Furusato Mura Village is an all-purpose outdoor facility in a mountain of Kamikawa town.

At the foot of Mt. Sengamine, this area is famous for its natural mineral water filtered through granite at 162m deep underground. You can enjoy Soba noodle lunch before heading down the mountain on your bicycle. If you are interested, try to make your own Soba(option, reservation needed).

13:00

Shinden Furusato Mura Village

Start cycling along the Ochi River Aqua Road 20 km down the mountain.

You can drop in for drinking the clear water and taste sweets. Visit some spiritual spots too. You can experience optional activity, either soba noodle making or fruit picking or tasting Senrei-cha, green tea brand of 300 years history at the tea plantation or Zazen meditation in mountain temple. Contact me in advance for details.

17:00

Awaga bus stop

Return of the rental bicycle. Bus to JR Niino station (200JPY). JR to Himeji station (590JPY)

18:10

JR Himeji station

18:30

Drop off / Ending Point

[ ] JR Himeji Station [ ] Hotel near JR Himeji Station

Ending Point

JR Himeji Station or Your Hotel near JR Himeji Station

What to Expect

My tour takes you to a cycling in Kamikawa town. Located north of Himeji, the town is in mountains surrounded by rich nature. During cycling down the mountain, you can enjoy nature spots such as high waterfall with a fall of 40m and some traditional spiritual spots. At the foot of Mt. Sengamine, this area is famous for its natural mineral water filtered through granite at 162m deep underground. You can drop in a spot for drinking the clear water. This tour also offers you super chance to experience the blessing of the water, Soba noodle making or fresh fruit picking or tasting Senrei-cha, green tea brand of 300 years history or Zazen meditation in mountain temple. On this tour, you can enjoy cycling off the beaten path surrounded by wonderful nature. The details of my tour can be arranged according to your requests.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

• Guide fee

• Pick-up at your hotel near JR Himeji station

• Meals and drinks (guide)

What‘s not included

• Rental bicycle and transportation to Shinden Furusato Mura Village (guests and guide 1800JPY/adult, 1300JPY/child under 12years old)

• Transportation fee (guests and guide) : JR roundtrip (Himeji-Niino 590JPY x 2) Bus (Niino to Awaga Bus stop / 200JPY x 2), Taxi (in case bus is not available about1700JPY/one way)

• Any meals and drinks (guests): About 1500 JPY per person

• Any admission fee (guests and guide) : If any.

• Optional experience tour fee (per guest) : Soba noodle making, about 2000 JPY. Fresh fruit picking/tasting, about 2500JPY. Tasting Senrei-cha green tea of 300 years history at the tea plantation, about 1500JPY or Zazen meditation in mountain temple about 1,000JPY as a donation. Reservation and tour itinerary change in advance is needed for these options.

Important Information

I guide you in Wakayama, Kumano, Koya-san and Shiga if you pay my transportation fee from Himeji.

Available from April to November, Optional activity availability may be changed. Please contact me in advance.

• Tour available from April to the end of November.

• This tour involves one day cycling. So make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.

• Itinerary might be changed due to Covid situation, please contact me in advance for details.

• It is my pleasure to help you plan your itinerary.

• If the weather forecast predicts rain on the day of the tour, you can either have the tour with a different itinerary or you can cancel the tour and get your money back.

• If you have food allergies, please inform me.

• Please prepare the cash to spend for any transportation, lunch and so on.

• Please note insurance is excluded.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time
$334/ per group

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