Hida-Osaka E-bike Tour
E-bike ride along and across the rivers in Hida-Osaka. Many things you see in this town are related to the volcanic activities of our mother mountain, Mt. Ontake. You'll find why.
from early April to late November
except for Wednesdays
This is an e-bike tour along and across the four rivers in Hida-Osaka. The tour will connect you with the authentic Japanese nature. Many things you will see in this town are related to the volcanic activities of our Mother mountain, the active volcano, Mt. Ontake, and you will learn how the land of Hida-Osaka was formed after the eruption of the volcano 54,000 years ago. A visit to Gandate Park, the symbolic park of the town, is also included in this tour. Gandate Park is surrounded by the forest along rivers and waterfalls. The 30-minute hike in the park will give you the great opportunity to quickly enjoy forest bathing (shinrin-yoku) as well.
A 30-minute train ride from both Takayama and Gero, Hida-Osaka is a great place to get to know the Japanese land over lava flow, to feel the nature, and to experience the tranquility of wind and flowing river water.
While you bike along the rivers, your guide will explain how people in Hida-Osaka have long lived in harmony with nature.
What you see
- Roadside Station Minamihida Osaka Hanamomo
- Local Buddhist temple
- The local bento shop
- Carbonated hot spring fountains
- The secret spot!
<Start and finish>
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The start and finish time is arrangeable according to the participants' arrival schedule, but the basic duration of the tour remains 5 hours.
<Where to meet>
JR Hida-Osaka Station
Osaka-cho bus stop run by Nohi Bus
~Nohi Bus official website~ <--- Click here for the time table!
Hida-Osaka Activity Base at H-O 200 Falls office
Google map → see above map
2 days before the tour date
Cash, credit card, or QR code
<What to bring and wear>
- Suitable clothing for riding a bicycle
- Tennis shoes, sneakers or sandals with straps at ankle and heel
- Backpack to pack your lunch
- Carrying an additional light jacket is recommended in autumn and in spring.
Tour will be cancelled if it rains.
If the weather forecast is not favorable, 216WORKS will contact participants after 4:00 PM on the day before the tour date in order to notice the cancellation of the tour due to the bad weather forecast.