Electric Bike Ride Cycle along the serene shores of Lake Biwa

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Leisurely cycle along the tranquil lakeshore

Join a serene cycling tour of the beautiful lakeside and ride up to stunning scenes of rice terraces using electric bikes. Relax in a traditional village and enjoy a local homemade lunch.

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This course will take you along a beautiful lakeside road up to the stunning scenes of rice terraces using electric bikes that provide an effortless, refreshing ride. You will enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day as a guest of the a traditional village located at the foot of the mountains, just a short hop from Kyoto. It's a slow-paced, off-the-beaten-track tour to the countryside to see a different side of Japan, where you will visit shrines and streets free of crowds of tourists.
At lunchtime, indulge yourself with homemade delicious dishes using local ingredients along with rice freshly cooked in a wood burning cooker which guests are welcome to participate in making.
We hope you will join us on this tour and its feast of discoveries!
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 124.58
USD 124.58
Child (Age 10-12)
USD 80.09
USD 80.09
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 124.58
USD 124.58
Child (Age 10-12)
USD 80.09
USD 80.09
  • Duration: 4 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Rental bicycle / Helmet / Lunch / Service fees
Package detail / Schedule
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  • 10:00 Meet at Shiga Station
  • Leisurely Cycle along the serene shores of Lake Biwa
    棚田 Ride electric powered bicycles along the lakeside path toward the village of Kitafunaji.
  • Rice Paddy
    棚田 With seasonal activities including rice planting and harvesting, you may have the opportunity to enjoy the farmer's life in rural Japan.
  • Homemade Lunch
    棚田 Homemade lunch is served along with steaming hot rice cooked in the special cooking stove “Nuka Kudo” which uses rice husks as fuel. Participants can experience cooking the rice.
    Obento Lunch Box ingredients vary with the season.
  • Visit a gallery run by a local potter
    棚田 The cracked glaze pottery is both beautiful and unique. His gallery is located in a 250-year-old house thatched with reeds grown along the shores of Lake Biwa that the potter re-thatches himself.
  • Pedal back to JR Shiga Station on bicycles
  • 14:00 Dismiss at Shiga Station
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 10 years old and above can participate in this activity.
Additional Note(s)
    • This course is basically closed from December to March due to the strong wind and snow. However, weather permitting, we would host the tour. Please dress warmly if you wish to attend the course.
    • A tour will be cancelled if the chance of rain for the date of the tour is forecast at 60% or more on the day prior.
    • JR Shiga Station (Kosei-Line), about 40 minutes (10th stop) from JR Kyoto Station by a local train.
      Train fare from Kyoto to Shiga is JPY 580.
    • You still need to balance yourself when riding an electric powered bicycle.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 5.
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 10 business days to 17:00 local time, 7 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 7 business days to 17:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 17:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 124.58
USD 124.58

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 4 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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