Visiting Japan now??
Join us!! Autumn Cycling & Experience lacquerware art craft tour in
Azumino town!


Autumn Cycling  &
Experience lacquerware art craft

Let’s enjoy
the panoramic view of
Japan Alps
& beautiful countryside
together! 

What you can do in this tour

Sightseeing around in Hotaka, feeling the adorable nature of Azumino! 


Taking beautiful photos & movie during the guided cycling tour!

Touching the real Japanese culture via lacquerwear experience!

Looking at nice red-leaves & enjoy tea at Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azumino!

Trying Japanese soba noodle at Hotaka Jinja Shrine!

All new experience
to you,
and you will love it.

The Tour Details

Hotaka Station (JR Oito Line)
Hotaka station is between Hakuba & Matsumoto. Only 30 minutes to Matsumoto, and 1 hour to Hakuba. If you wish to use vehicle, you can rent a bike or car near the station.  
Soba (Japanese noodle made of buckweat) Festival
Soba Festival is held on 9th and 10th at Hotaka Jinja Shrine. 
Please enjoy Japanese style festival & eat soba as much as you can!
Hotaka Jyuku
There is a long street called "Salt Road" where you can see Japanese old-style buildings. 
W-Asobi Guided Cycling Tour
W-Asobi is a company which deals hike & bike tour in Azumino. They will take you to many beautiful scenic spots by bike with professional English guidance. 

https://w-asobi.weebly.com/
Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azumino
You can experience lacquerwear art craft. In the museum, you can see beautiful fine art made by Seturo TAKAHASHI. 

On 9th, there will be a tea ceremony at the garden of red-leaves.
Daio Wasabi Farm
Crystal clear water & fresh green wasabi will welcome you. The movie director Akira KUROSAWA took the movie at this spot. 
Photogenic & dynamic place where you can feel the history of exploitation in Azumino.
W-Asobi Guided Cycling Tour
W-Asobi is a company which deals hike & bike tour in Azumino. They will take you to many beautiful scenic spots by bike with professional English guidance. 

https://w-asobi.weebly.com/

About the Tour Fee

9th November
3,300 YEN
8:45 gathering at Hotaka station 

8:45 ~ 9:15 Move to the farm

9:15 ~10:30 Daio Wasabi Farm

10:30~11:00 Move to Hotaka Jinjya Shrine

11:00~12:30 Soba Festival at Hotaka Jinja Shrine

12:30~13:00 Move to the museum

13:00~16:00 Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azumino (Tea ceremony, experience lacquerwear art craft) 

16:00~16:30 Move back to Hotaka station

About at 16:30 Dismiss at Hotaka station

10th November
8,300 YEN

8:45 gathering at Hotaka station

8:45 ~ 12:15 Special Guided Cycling (by W-Asobi)

12:15~13:30 Soba Festival at Hotaka Jinja Shrine

13:30~14:00 Move to the museum 

14:00~16:00 Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azumino (experience lacquerwear art craft)


16:00~16:30 Move back to Hotaka station

About at 16:30 Dismiss at Hotaka station

13th November
8,300 YEN

8:45 gathering at Hotaka station

8:45 ~ 12:15 Special Guided Cycling (by W-Asobi)

12:15~13:30 Lunch time in Hotaka area

13:30~16:00 Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azumino (experience lacquerwear art craft)

16:00~16:30 Move back to Hotaka station

About at 16:30 Dismiss at Hotaka station
Tour fee includes
・Rent a bike (You can choose what kind of bike your use; electric assist bike,  mountain bike or road bike) 2,000YEN/day

・Museum & Experience lackquerware art craft 1,300YEN

・W-Asobi cycling 5,000YEN

★ note★
The tour fee does not include the insurance & lunch.

■Please note

1. Between the spots, you will move by a rental bike.

2. The time schedule may be changed depending on the number of people or weather.

3. Please understand that if the weather is extremely bad, the tour should be cancelled for your safety.

10th November
8,300 YEN

8:45 gathering at Hotaka station

8:45 ~ 12:15 Special Guided Cycling (by W-Asobi)

12:15~13:30 Soba Festival at Hotaka Jinja Shrine

13:30~14:00 Move to the museum 

14:00~16:00 Takahashi Setsuro Art Museum of Azumino (experience lacquerwear art craft)


16:00~16:30 Move back to Hotaka station

About at 16:30 Dismiss at Hotaka station

About the Bike Tour by W-Asobi

Bike tour includes: guiding service in English, rental bicycle, helmet.

What to bring: day pack, ID card,water / soft drink (500 ml), rain gear (separate anorak and trousers are preferable. Umbrella is not good for cycling.), gloves (to keep your hand safe and warm) 

Notice: 
*Please cover the accident by your insurance during this tour.
*If you cannot control the bicycle, we are sorry but we need to decline your participation.


*Please refer : https://www.nippon.com/en/features/jg00091/ to see the example of standard bicycle ‘mamachari’.

Do you want to join us?
Book the tour!
 Please fill the form below.

How to come to Hotaka Station
By JR Oito Line
(Only 30 minutes)

11/9 Sat
Matsumoto →
Hotaka

11/10 Sun
Matsumoto →
Hotaka

11/13 Wed
Matsumoto →
Hotaka

How to go back to Matsumoto station
by JR Oito Line

11/9 Sat
Hotaka →
Matsumoto

11/10
Hotaka →
Matsumoto

11/13 Wed
Hotaka →
Matsumoto

Contact us:
SCOP (specified non-profit cooperation)
azumino2019@npo-scop.jp

Make sure you finish submitting your application form by 17:00 on the day before you want to join us.  

Please understand it is not allowed to cancell your reservation by your reason, after we confirm your it via e-mail. 

Please note:

①The tour fee does not include the insurance & lunch.
②Between the spots, you will move by a rental bike.
③The time schedule may be changed depend on the number of people or weather.

④Please understand that if the weather is extremely bad, the tour should be cancelled for your safety.