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One Day Bike Tour around Kohoku in Shiga

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Kohoku, i.e., northernmost district in Shiga pref. is said to be “The home of Kan-non (Deity of Mercy)”, many of which have been protected by successive villagers of the hamlets since more than 1,200 years ago. You can also appreciate breathtaking autumnal beauty of the old mountainous temple of Keisoku-ji in late fall. Thus, you may feel a genuine cultured atmosphere of old Japan here at Kohoku.

Shiga Tour Guide - Yoshi K.
Yoshi K.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
08:00 AM

Meeting Point

JR Yogo Station

The Willow Tree that the Angel Hung Her Plumage (From “Plumage Legend”)

Koyasu Temple Hall Enshrining the Deity of Mercy

The Stone of the Big Snake’s Eye (From Princess Kikuishi Legend)

Hydrangea Garden (From June to July)

The Monument of Haiku Poem by Rotsu, a Disciple of the Famous Haiku Poet Basho

Cherry Flowers around the Lake (From Late Mar. to Early Apr.)

Kinomoto Guardian Deity for the Folks (Big Jizo Budda)

Shizugatake Old Battlefield

The East Asian Cultural Exchange House (Hoshu Amenomori Seminar House)

Doganji-temple (The Deity of Mercy, a National Treasure)

Odani Jyo Castle (One of the most popular mountain castles in Japan)

Sugatani Hot Spring Resort (100% natural hot spring water, which used to soothe feudal warlords)

Takatsuki Museum of Ethnic and Historical Materials

Keisokuji-temple (From the Middle of Nov. to the Middle of Dec.)

Ending Point

JR Yogo Station

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Guide Fee

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Admission / Entrance Fee (For Tourists and the Guide)

Transportation (If necessary; For Tourists and the Guide)

Lunch and/or Dinner (For Tourists)

Any Unexpected Cost (For Tourists)

Tour Important Information

[General Itinerary]

The one-day course around Kohoku (approx., 9 hours) consists of the following 2 major courses;

1) Morning Course

We can enjoy representative landscapes around the Lake, some of which are associated with the folklore descended from more than 1,200 years ago, and others are historical stages, especially in the midst of the age of Provincial Wars (1583). We climb up to the summit of Mt. Shizugatake (an old battlefield) too by a lift, from where we can see the fantastic vista of both Lake Biwa and Lake Yogo.

2) Afternoon Course

We can reach to the East Asian Cultural Exchange House (Hoshu Amenomori Seminar House), Doganji-temple (The Deity of Mercy, a National Treasure), Odani Castle (One of the most popular mountain castles in Japan) and Sugatani Hot Spring Resort (100% natural hot spring water, which used to soothe feudal warlords) as well. The height difference of the biking road is not so much (so the road is almost flat), and the total distance is about 55km. We can take lunch at Kinomoto.

[Note]

[1] Both 1) and 2) above are to be cancelled if it heavily rains.

[2] Bicycle Rental: At JR Yogo Sta. (500 JPY / 1 day・1 person)

[3] One Day Course Schedule

8:00 AM at JR Yogo Sta. Start

5:00 PM at JR Yogo Sta. Arrive (Tour end)

[4] Lift service for the summit of Mt. Shizugatake is available from Late Apr. to Ealy Dec.

[5] In a case of Rainy weather: Only a Half Day Course (Morning Course) is available.

(A tourist has to prepare a rain apparel by him/herself.)

Half Day Course Schedule

8:00 AM at JR Yogo Sta. Start

12:00 AM at JR Yogo Sta. Arrive (Tour end)

Lift service for the summit of Mt. Shizugatake is available as follows; May, Oct., Nov.: Every day (9:00 - 17:00) Apr.: only Sat. and Sun. during 23 to 30 Aug.: During 1 to 27 Jun., July, Sep.: Only Sat., Sun. and holidays Others: Out of service

Important message from the guide

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1. Basically 7 days a week

2. Besides sightseeing spots in Kansai (Kyoto, Osaka, Nara), the guide has a detailed knowledge in KOHOKU (Northernmost) district in Shiga Pref.

i.e.,

1)Shizugatake Old Battlefield, 2)Lake Yogo, 3)Woody Pal Yogo, 4)Tojyuin temple, 5)Kanzan-ji temple, 6)Zencho-ji temple, 7)Kaizu Osaki for Cherry Blossom Viewing, 8)Keisoku-ji temple for Autumnal Leaves, 9)Throughout Central Kinomoto area, 10)Odani Jyo Castle, 11)Sugatani Hot Spring Resort, 12)Chikubu-shima island, 13)Doganji-temple (A National Treasure), 14)Takatsuki Museum of Ethnic and Historical Materials, 15)Throughout Central Nagahama city, etc.

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Shiga Tour Reviews

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Linda L.

5 / 5
Nov 18, 2023

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Yoshi was awesome!

Yoshi was very informative, knowledgeable, time conscious, kind, humble, and considerate. We asked a lot of questions because we truly wanted to understand the Japanese culture, and he -answered them with honesty. We are 69 years old and he often asked us: can you walk 15 minutes to a certain location or can you walk up the stairs? He seemed to be very sensitive about our health mobility. Although he is about our age, he has great wisdom and much more energy than we did. We would highly recommend him.

Linda L.

Dear Linda san, and Mike san I was so happy to be able to share the time with you on the 18th. Thank you for your lavish words to this amateurish tour guide. I was glad to know that both of you were listening in earnest, when I explained about the histories and the related episodes, with what little knowledge I have. I already sent my "Homeworks" to your e-mail address, and will send all the photos in a week, as I promised. Again, I was really lucky to get acquainted with the nice couple from Louisiana.   From Yoshi

J

Julie Y.

5 / 5
Apr 19, 2019

Kyoto Custom Booking : 2019-04-18

Kyoto
8 hours

Customized

Excellent guide!

Yoshi is an excellent guide! He is a hard-working and wonderful ambassador for his country. Yoshi takes his work seriously and is scrupulously prepared. His care for his clients really shows. He went above and beyond for us. Yoshi is very well-informed about so much, including Japanese history, current Japanese affairs, and the flowers and trees of Japan. He is interesting, energetic, kind, and hospitable. Our only wish was that we had more time with Yoshi! We are grateful we met him.

Julie Y.

Dear Julie san and Ron san. Thank you very much for your nice feedback. As our mission as a tour guide is, of course, to insure our customers' satisfaction, I've believed (as a former Quality Engineer) that we have to do our maximum effort, sacrificing our short lunch and rest time. I'm so glad to know that you kindly felt a touch of it. Again, I was extremely happy to be able to have an opportunity to go around the best spots with you and Ron san yesterday. Thank you, PS: I will try not to be a "Crybaby" any more. From Yoshi Apr., 19 (Fri.), 2019; 22:23

Nara Kyoto Osaka revisited

Very lucky to have Yoshi san as our guide who took care of us from the time he picked us up from the hotel until he send us back to the hotel. I'm very impressed and appreciative when he accomodate to our slow movement. He planned well according to what we wanted even at the short notice of visiting Nara Womens University. Really love the Kimono experience and picnic under cherry blossoms at Osaka castle. Our family especially my daughter had a lovely and wonderful time. Thank you Yoshi san for understanding and being an amazing tour guide for us. - Siti, Malaysia.

Siti M.

Siti san, Zainal san, alias sweet Sumo wrestler, and a promising No.1 journalist in Malaysia, Farah san, I thank you very much for selecting such an amateurish tour guide like me for your memorable tour tripping around Kansai district, Japan. I was relieved that the weather on the days during your trip was relatively good (not so cold and not so warm), and we could make it in time when the cherry blossoms that all of you must have eagerly anticipated started. You were able to dabble at OHANAMI (Cherry viewing) at Osaka Jyo park, eating Takoyaki, weren't we? The gift that charming Farah san surprisingly gave me must have become one of my most important treasuries. Thank you so much. PS : As I promised so, I'm going to send all the photos that I took for your wonderful family through e-mail in a few days. From Yoshi

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