Takashima Cycling & Rice Terrace Viewing Tour with Homemade Lunch at a Farmhouse

2の高島コース (3)

Cycle and visit the oldest shrine in Shiga

Visit Shirahige Shrine, the oldest shrine in Shiga Pref. A Torii gate stands in the water, a majestic sight. For lunch, experience cooking local dishes in a private house in a mountain village.

  • 2の高島コース (3)
  • 2の高島コース (3)
  • 2の高島コース (3)
  • 2の高島コース (3)
  • 2の高島コース (3)
  • 2の高島コース (3)
  • 2の高島コース (3)
In the morning, you will enjoy cycling leisurely along the lakeside following a beach known for its white sand and green pine trees as well as visiting Shirahige Shrine where the Shinto god of longevity is believed to reside.
After the refreshing cycle ride, you will be taken to the mountain village by taxi. A full lunch is provided, but on this tour lunch is a special experience in the private house of an 80-year-old farmer living at the highest house in a small mountain village of spectacularly-beautiful tiered rice paddies, some of the few that are still planted and harvested without heavy machinery. In this rare and exclusive experience, you will stand along side the farmer's wife and assist (to the extent you like) as she prepares a multi-course lunch that is at the same time both simple and amazing. After slowly savoring each dish of the lunch you helped prepare, take a leisurely stroll down through the quaint country village.
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Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 161.80
USD 161.80
Child (Age 10-12)
USD 89.89
USD 89.89
  • Duration: 6.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: English-speaking guide / Rental bicycle / Helmet / Lunch / Taxi fare / Service fees
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  • 10:00 Meet at Omi-Takashima Station
  • Shirahige Shrine
    2の高島コース (3) Peddle the almost perfectly flat lakeside road to Shirahige Shrine, the oldest in Shiga prefecture, with its impressive view of a Torii gate standing in the water and a center of devotion for many local people.
  • Mountain village in the northern Hata District
    2の高島コース (3) The Tanada of Hata, authentic terraced rice fields are ranged like steps on the hillside. Looking at the landscape with the old traditional mud-walled warehouse and old-fashioned thatched houses, you may feel a nostalgic longing for the tranquility of the old days.
  • Lunch
    2の高島コース (3) Experience making country style food with a friendly Obaachan elderly lady, and have lunch in her private house. You can enjoy talking with her about Japanese country life. She is considered to be one of the best cooks in the village.
  • Get a local bus to JR Omi-Takashima station
  • 16:30 Dismiss at Omi-Takashima Station
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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)
    • From December to March, we will take a taxi to Shirahige Shrine instead of bicycling, due to the cold weather and snow.
    • JR Omi-Takashima Station (Kosei-Line), 40 minutes (7th stop) from JR Kyoto Station by special rapid service (express) train. Tran fare from JR Kyoto to Omi-Takashima is JPY 840.
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    • You can book a maximum of 6.
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  • 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 161.80
USD 161.80

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Language English
Pick-up Not available
Duration 6.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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