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【Tour has been rescheduled to October 31st – seats are still available】

Our tour – One day fun & experience ride in Kamogawa – that was planned on October 17th has been rescheduled to October 31st due to bad weather. Seats are still available. For details please check Cycling Tours B

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【We`ve launched a new tour – One day fun & experience ride in Kamogawa on October 17】

For details, please see Cycling Tours B.

The tour is sponsored and subsidized by the government and local organization. It is just JPY5,000 with lots of experience and rental cycle. It will be fun riding an eBike in the beautiful mountains.

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Nokogiriyama walking tour – Day tour

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Learn the history of Nokogiriyama, ranked 2nd in the Nikkei review of “Deep Japan”, and enjoy the local food/sake – Day tour
This tour is just one example to give you a better idea of what a typical trip looks like. We are able to change any course content to suit your group.

Highlights

  • Take a day trip from Tokyo to Minamiboso, and refresh yourself by walking a small mountain and learning about the local history/culture through a guided tour
  • Listen to a special presentation tailored for this tour about the stone cutting history of Nokogiriyama, selected 2nd in the Nikkei review of the must-sees of “Deep Japan”. Take a guided tour through the mountain
  • Enjoy the local fresh vegetables for lunch.
  • Visit the beautiful terraced rice paddies “Oyama Senmaida” and “Hota Shogakko” , a popular and highly ranked road station

Sample Itinerary

  • Take the car/rental car and meet at the Nokogiriyama Museum at 9:20 am.
  • (Highway Bus option: Take the highway bus from Tokyo Station departing at 7:20 am and get off at the bus stop “Highway Oasis Furari” at 8:53 am. We will meet you there)
  • Visit the Nokogiriyama Museum and listen to a special presentation about the stone cutting history of Nokogiriyama; in the old days, this played an important role in shipping stones to important construction sites, like the Daiba fortress and the Imperial Palace.
  • Take a ropeway to top of  Mt. Nokogiri, and enjoy breathtaking views of Tokyo and the Boso peninsula. We will visit the statues of the Buddha, including the largest Buddha in Japan , and an overhang observation rock called “Peek into Hell”
  • Have a delicious vegetable lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit “Oyama Senmaida”, the closest terraced rice paddies to Tokyo, and we will listen to the staffs of the preseravtion association and learn how the rice paddies are maintained
  • Finally, stop by at “Hota Shogakko” which is a  former elementary school that was renovated into a tourist attraction in 2015. While retaining much of its nostalgic atmosphere, it has become a very popular spot being ranked with the TOP 30 road stations in Japan. You can buy some farmers product/souvenir. We will finish the tour here
  • (Highway Bus Option: Return to the bus stop “Highway Oasis Furari”. Taking the bus at 15:55 would get you back to Tokyo Station at 17:26) .

Outline

  • Meet/Depart: Nokogiriyama Museum/Hota Shogakko
  • (Highway Bus Option: “Highway Oasis Furari”. Please note that there are also train and ferry options)
  • Trip Length: 1 day
  • Price per Person: 
    JPY12,800 with your own vehicle JPY19,800 using minivan
  • Accepted number of guests: 2 to 8
    minimum 4 if using the minivan
  • includes lunch, entrance fee for the museum and temple, and guide support
Nokogiriyama promotion video
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Maiwai tour – Day tour

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Learn the history of Maiwai, a beautiful kimono gifted to the fishermen when they had a big catch in the old days – Day tour
This tour is just one example to give you a better idea of what a typical trip looks like. We are able to change any course content to suit your group.

Highlights

  • Take a day trip from Tokyo to Minamiboso, and learn and experience the local fishing history/culture through a guided tour
  • Take a ride on a privately chartered van across the peninsula along the coastline
  • Visit the museum that has the largest collection of Maiwai in Japan and listen to a special presentation made by the owner of the museum
  • Enjoy the fresh seafood lunch.
  • Experience painting miniature Maiwai

Sample Itinerary

  • Meet/pick-up at JR Tateyama station at 9:20 am.
  • (Take the highway bus from Tokyo Station departing at 7:20 am and get off at the bus stop “Tateyma Station” at 9:18 am. We will meet you there and have you on a privately chartered van)
  • Visit Nagisa no Museum and learn about the fishery history and the culture of the region. s and the Imperial Palace.
  • Visit Shirahama Kaiyo Museum and see the largest collection of Maiwai in Japan. Listen to the special guided tour and presentation made by the owner of the museum
  • Have a delicious seafood lunch at a local restaurant
  • Visit one of the few Maiwai dyehouse left in the region and experience painting/dying Maiwai
  • Drop-off at JR Awa Kamogawa station around 16:30
  • (Taking the bus at 16:53 would get you back to Tokyo Station at 19:13) .

Outline

  • Meet/Depart: JR Tateyama Station/JR Kamogawa Station
  • Trip Length: 1 day
  • Price per Person: 
    JPY9,800 with your own vehicle JPY16,800 using minivan
  • Accepted number of guests: 2 to 8
    minimum 4 if using the minivan
  • includes lunch, entrance fee for the museum and experience at the Maiwai dyehouse, and guide support
Click above – Maiwai promotion video
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【We are on Tokyo Weekender!】

A well described article about Minamiboso and Boso Adventure Tours from Tokyo Weekender has been released.

We have some cycling tours planned in September with some seats left!

Please see 【Cycling tours in September】

Us, Bikes And Nothing but Nature: Cycling in the Wild in Chiba’s Minamiboso

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【Cycling tours in September】

Do you want to get away from the city crowds and enjoy the open nature?
We will have day tours in Minamiboso on the following dates:

September 6th Sun
September 22nd Tue Holiday
September 28th Monday

In the given environment, we encourage you to come by car – it is only 70 to 80 minutes from Tokyo.
Alternatively, we recommend the highway bus that departs from Tokyo and Shinjuku station and we will pick you up at the bus stop.

For more details please refer to “Potter around Minamiboso – Day tour” and fill in the “Tour Inquiry Form”.

The tour price will be on discount and the number of participants will be limited to 2 to 6 people per tour to avoid the crowd.

Price per person (includes lunch, guide support, rental cross bike):
JPY6,500 for 4 to 6 people
JPY7,000 for 2 to 3 people

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【We just had a Nokogiriyama trial walking tour!】

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On June 21st , we had our first trial run of the Nokogiriyama walking tour.

It was a day tour starting from 10 am which ended around 4 pm. We started our tour at Nokogiriyama museum where the director guided to us through the extensive stone cutting history of Nokogiriyama. He shared interesting facts such as women in the old days used to carry stones up to 80 kg from top of the mountain to the bottom! The stones were shipped to important sites such as the Imperial palace and the Daiba fortress and used to built it. These are the history even the local people aren’t aware of.

Then we hiked Nokogiriyama. After learning the extensive history of the mountain, the difference of the mountain between the past and now caught us all by the surprise. 670 steps were a good exercise of a hike, and we climbed down. For lunch, we visited a local traditional Sushi restaurant that serves only natural fish.

In the afternoon, we visited “Oyama Senmaida” the closest terraced rice paddies to Tokyo. Members of the preservation association told us how things were managed to maintain the rice paddies. It was very difficult to manage the paddies this year because of the-COVID 19 situations since the trust owners could not come from Tokyo, so the association members did the planting on their behalf. The unique feature of this place that it is the ONLY paddy field in Japan where watering is solely sourced by the rainwater. This is only possible because of the nature of the soil, which mainly consists of clay.

Our final destination was Kameda Shuzo brewery, where we had the factory tour. Their Sake “Jyumangame” has been awarded by the Monde Selection for five years in a row. It was also interesting to learn about the current trend of Sake consumption. You could have a Sake tasting at the shop!

We would like to thank the participants for participating and for the constructive and extensive feedback they all contributed to. Reflecting on those feedbacks, we will improve our itinerary and officially launch the tour shortly!

【On this occasion, we would also like to inform how we cope with the COVID-19 situation】
– We will accept participants who can join with their own car. We will not use public transportation during our tours
– We will deliver mask/gloves and encourage the participants to put them on when necessary. We will always have alcohol hand gels and sanitizers at all time during our tour

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【Our new promotion video of “Nokorigiyama” is ready】

This new video is about Nokogiriyama that was selected 2nd in the Nikkei review of the must-sees of “Deep Japan”. Once the situation settles down, we will launch a new tour, the “Nokogiriyama Tour”. This will not be a cycling tour but a walking tour learning about the local history/culture and we will go even deeper listening to the stone cutting history of Nokogiriyama. We will also visit the beautiful terraced rice paddies “Oyama Senmaida” and the local popular Sake brewery “Kameda brewery”.

Nokogiriyama promotion video
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【We had a successful day tour in Kamogawa!】

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February 24 was a beautiful sunny day, and we had a 20 kilometer day tour sponsored by Kamogawa Wellness Sports. This tour was not only riding through the farms – what we call a “Satoyama” – but also experiencing and learning about the local culture. First, we visited Tamura strawberry farm and listened to Mr. Tamura, who told us how his farm was impacted by the typhoon last year and the recent COVID-19. The farm grows 15 types of strawberries and we tasted the difference by doing strawberry picking. Then we climbed the hill and went to “Oyama Senmaida” the closest terraced rice paddies to Tokyo. Members of the preservation club told us how things were managed to maintain the rice paddies. We cycled back to Minnami no Sato, a facility run by MUJI and had a cooking class instructed by a vegetable sommelier. We made salad and pasta using local vegetables for our lunch.

Feedback from the participants:
“The stories of the local farmers were very interesting. Nothing that could be done if it was a personal ride”
“It was an ideal ride for beginners like us. The route was safe, creative and beautiful”
“The cooking class was very well coordinated. The recipe was easy and very practical. We enjoyed working together with the other participants”