Satoyama Village Cycling Ecotour

Satoyama Village Cycling Ecotour

Time to ride! Take up your mountain bike and helmet and after a safety briefing, From Spring to Autumn, we will enjoy a slow and easy ride down to the majestic Shiraito Waterfalls. In Winter, we explore Nishiyama Honmonji temple.

Tempura, Handmade Soba

Next, we ride to Satoyama village, through natural rural landscapes and rice fields, with Mt Fuji in the background. Then its time for lunch, where we enjoy hand-made Soba noodles with finely battered Japanese tempura made with locally grown vegetables. 

Shizuoka, Fujinomiya, Sake, Japan, Japanese sake, rice wine, production, process

In the afternoon, we visit the Sake Brewery, and learn about the sake making process from an 18th generation owner. Hear the family stories and try different types of Sake. In Summer it is too hot to visit the brewery, but we make our own Japanese shaved ice.

Ecotour details (Spring, Autumn and Summer)

・Season:          March - November
・Group size: Up to 10 people (minimum 2 people)
・Tour fee:     18,500 Japanese yen (excl. tax) per person 
・Included:       Bike and helmet rental, Soba lunch, Water, transportation to Fujinomiya station, Visit to sake brewery and tasting (spring and autumn only), Japanese shaved ice (summer only), English speaking guide, insurance. 

What to bring: Rain jacket and pants (in case of rain), comfortable clothes.

Itinerary (5.5 hours)
10:40 Meet at bus stop 'Shiraito Falls' (Google maps link)
  Get ready for a leisurely cycle through Satoyama village
  Visit Shiraito Waterfalls
  Enjoy cycling through rural landscapes and rice fields
13:00 Soba noodle and tempura lunch
 14:00 In summer, visit the local river and then make your own original Japanese shaved ice 
  In spring/autumn, visit the traditional Fuji Nishiki Sake brewery
15:00 End of the tour at the Sake brewery (spring/autumn) or Ecologic (summer)
16:20 Arrive at Fujinomiya station by taxi

Please book the tour at least 3 days in advance. Furthermore, please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements or allergies beforehand. Vegetarian and Muslim friendly meals can be prepared.

Please note there is the following cancellation policy in place. In the case of bad weather and the tour cannot go ahead, we will contact you beforehand to rearrange or cancel and no fee will apply.

13 days or more before - Free
4 - 13 days before  - 30% of ecotour cost
3 - day of the ecotour - 100% of ecotour cost

Ecotour details (Winter)

・Season:          December - February
・Group size: Up to 10 people (minimum 2 people)
・Tour fee:     18,500 Japanese yen (excl. tax) per person 
・Included:       Bike, helmet and gloves rental, Soba lunch, Water, Transportation to Fujinomiya station, Visit to sake brewery and tasting (spring and autumn only), Japanese shaved ice (summer only), English speaking guide, Insurance. 

What to bring: Rain jacket and pants (in case of rain), comfortable clothes.

Itinerary (5.5 hours)
10:40 Meet at North Exit of Fujinomiya Station - Taxi stand (Google maps link)
11:00 Greeting at Ecologic office
  Get ready to cycle through Satoyama village
  Enjoy cycling through rural landscapes and rice fields
  Explore historical Nishiyama Honmonji temple
13:00 Soba noodle lunch
14:00 Visit the traditional Fuji Nishiki Sake brewery
16:00 End of the tour at the Sake brewery
16:20 Arrive at Fujinomiya station by taxi

Please book the tour at least 3 days in advance. Furthermore, please let us know in advance if you have any dietary requirements or allergies beforehand. Vegetarian and Muslim friendly meals can be prepared.

Please note there is the following cancellation policy in place. In the case of bad weather and the tour cannot go ahead, we will contact you beforehand to rearrange or cancel and no fee will apply.

13 days or more before - Free
4 - 13 days before  - 30% of ecotour cost
3 - day of the ecotour - 100% of ecotour cost