Experience Shizuoka like never before on a bike tour that blends adventure, culture, and tranquility. Cycle through vibrant green tea fields, sample traditional Japanese tea and uncover local historical gems. Create lasting memories on this enriching journey!
Gear up for an unforgettable cycling adventure in Shizuoka! This is not just any tour, but a unique blend of physical exhilaration and cultural immersion that will stir your senses and leave you with lasting memories.
Our meeting point is the JR Shizuoka Station, marking the start of our guided tour. As we peddle our way through the bustling downtown area, we trace the serene Abe River to reach the picturesque countryside. Here, we take a breather amidst the sprawling green tea farms that beckon with their beauty. You will get a rare chance to savour a tea-tasting experience at a traditional farmer's house, standing proud for over 150 years. We spend around 1.5 hours here, absorbing the tranquil vibe and learning about the intricate art of tea making.
As we return to Shizuoka Station, we make a halt at the magnificent Shizuoka Sengen Shrine. Immerse yourself in its spiritual ambiance before browsing through the offerings of the quaint, old shopping street. Join us on this tour to be part of a delightful blend of exercise, culture, and scenic beauty!
1. What type of bicycle will be provided for the tour?
For our tour, we provide top-quality hybrid bicycles. These are designed for comfort and efficiency over a variety of terrains, perfect for our journey through both urban and rural areas of Shizuoka. We also provide helmets as part of the tour. Safety is our top priority, and we encourage all participants to wear helmets during the bike ride.
2. How proficient in bike riding do I need to be to participate in the tour?
Participants should be comfortable riding a bicycle. The tour involves cycling through varying terrains, including cityscapes and countryside trails.
3. What does the tea experience at the farm include?
The tea experience includes a viewing of the green tea fields, an opportunity to pick tea leaves (in April), a tasting of 4 different types of tea, enjoying Japanese confectionery, and a lecture on tea farming at a traditional farmer's house.
4. Is lunch included in the tour package?
Lunch is not included in the tour package. We recommend participants to bring their own lunch, or they can purchase it locally during our stops.
5. What should I wear for the tour?
Comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for cycling are recommended. Don't forget to consider the weather and pack some sun protection if needed.
Unique Blend of Exhilaration and Immersion: The tour offers a distinctive combination of physical activity, cultural immersion, and scenic beauty, promising a memorable experience.
Meeting Point and Start: The tour commences at JR Shizuoka Station, where participants gather to embark on the guided cycling journey.
Route Highlights: The cycling route takes participants from the bustling downtown area to the serene Abe River and picturesque countryside, passing through green tea farms and offering a diverse landscape.
Tea-Tasting Experience: At a traditional farmer's house with over 150 years of history, participants can indulge in an immersive tea-tasting experience. This includes viewing lush green tea fields, tea picking (available in April), tasting four types of tea, trying Japanese confectionery, and gaining insights into tea farming.
Cultural Stops: The tour includes a visit to the Shizuoka Sengen Shrine, allowing participants to soak in its spiritual ambiance. Additionally, the quaint old shopping street provides an opportunity for exploration.
Inclusions: The tour package includes the rental of high-quality hybrid bikes, protective gear including helmets, a knowledgeable English-speaking guide, bottled water for hydration, the tea-tasting experience, and insurance coverage.
Exclusions: Lunch is not included in the tour package, giving participants the flexibility to bring their own or purchase locally during stops.
Participant Requirements: The tour is suitable for participants aged 12 and above who are comfortable and proficient in bicycle riding. Height information is requested during booking to provide appropriately sized bikes, and birth dates are required for insurance purposes.
The booking is non-refundable if you cancel within 1 day of the start time.
This guided bike tour starts from JR Shizuoka Station. We serve comfortable well maintained hybrid bikes. (Note: not e-bikes)
Explanation about tea farm by the farmer, enjoy taking photos in their farm, move to the farmer's 150 years old house, enjoy tasting of several kinds of tea such as green tea, oolong tea, roasted tea, black tea all made by this farmer.
Immerse yourself in its spiritual ambiance before browsing through the offerings of the quaint, old shopping street.
Return to the station to conclude the tour.