Lakeside Electric Bike Ride & Bento Lunch at Local Home from $131

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Lakeside Electric Bike Ride & Bento Lunch at Local Home from $131

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Pedal along the shores of Lake Biwa on this leisurely cycling adventure that takes you through the tranquil rural landscape of Japan. Ride effortlessly on an electric bike on trails that boast stunning views and enjoy a delicious homemade bento lunch.Get your hands dirty as you take part in organic activities that have been a part of traditional Japan for thousands of years. Depending on the season, you can try your hand at basic farming tasks such as planting or harvesting rice, one of the most important staples of Japanese cuisine—all under the watchful eye of a seasoned farmer.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • Guided cycling tour of the Shiga area
  • Electric bicycle and helmet rental
  • Bento-style lunch
  • English speaking interpreter
  • All taxes and service fees

ITINERARY:

After a 40-minute train ride from JR Kyoto station, you will arrive at JR Omi-Takashima station. Meet our tour conductor at the station.

The almost perfectly flat Lakeside road is ideal for a memorable bicycle ride. Feel the refreshing breeze from the lake while riding bicycles. You will be visiting 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. With many water springs, this part of the lake around the shrine appears particularly serene, creating an even more unforgettable impression for those who visit. 

*From December to March, we will take a taxi to Shirahige Shrine instead of bicycling, due to the cold weather and snow. You can still enjoy the beautiful scenery passing by through the car window.

After enjoying the bicycle ride, you will be taking a taxi to the mountain village nestled in a narrow valley in the northern Hata District. The Tanada of Hata are authentic terraced rice fields where humans and nature have co-existed together over the centuries, and is a valuable heritage that has fortunately remained to this day. They are ranged like steps on the hillside between altitudes of 300m and 400m. When you look at the landscape with the old traditional mud-walled warehouse and old-fashioned thatched houses, you will feel a nostalgic longing for the tranquility of the old days. You can take a walk to explore this neighborhood area after lunch.

For lunch, we will 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. 

We will get a local bus to JR Omi-Takashima station. The tour conductor will accompany you to the JR Omi-Takashima train station for your return journey to Kyoto.

TIME:

10:00AM - 4:30PM

Special notes: Prices listed are subject to change based on the currency. We can only accept credit cards issued in the USA or Japan. This tour is operated by Tour Du Lac