Around the Water and Tradition of Azumino,with a English guide

From Hakuba : Wasabi and Downtown Cycling Tour

Guided Tour Departing from JR Hakuba Station.

The abundant underground water from the Northern Alps maintains a temperature of around 13 degrees Celsius throughout the year. This rich spring water is ideal for wasabi cultivation, and Nagano Prefecture is said to be the top producer of wasabi in Japan, with over 90% of it cultivated in Azumino. Visit the wasabi fields and enjoy the true essence of wasabi before it's processed into products. Along the way, you'll also visit scenic spots and secret photo locations recommended by locals. This tour concludes with a visit to one of the most popular shrines in Japan, renowned for its long-standing history of attracting faith in Azumino, where travelers pray for a safe journey.

All transportation during the tour is done using electric-assist bicycles from Azumino's shared cycling program, ensuring that anyone can enjoy this sustainable tour. Please note that this tour is not exclusively for cyclists.


Wasabi and Downtown Cycling Tour from Hakuba

Per Peraon

Adults・Children same amount 28000Yen Older than 13yo


Plan Details

Period 2024/4/1(Mon)~2024/10/31(Thu)
What is included in the travel/plan price ・Guide fee
・Electric assist bicycle rental fee
Minimum number of participants per group 2 person/people
Minimum number of participants 2 person/people
Maximum number of participants 10 person/people
Tour Conductor No
Start Time 10:00AM
Tour Time 6hours
Reservation Deadline 7days before
Payment Method CreditcardVISAmastercardjcbamericanexpressdiners
- Tour itinerary -

10:00 Meet at JR Hakuba Station → Depart JR Hakuba Station at 10:23 → Arrive at JR Shinano-Omachi at 11:00 → Depart JR Shinano-Omachi at 11:30 → Arrive at JR Hōtaka Station at 12:05 → Cycle for approximately 10 minutes → Arrive at Daio Wasabi Farm at 12:45 → Explanation about wasabi, followed by lunch (free time) at 14:15 → Cycle to Hōtaka Shrine, arriving at 15:00 → Cycle to JR Hōtaka Station, dispersal at 15:40.

For travel towards Hakuba: Depart JR Hōtaka Station at 15:51 → Arrive at 16:21 at JR Shinano-Omachi → Depart JR Shinano-Omachi at 16:36 → Arrive at JR Hakuba Station at 17:15.

For travel towards Matsumoto: Depart JR Hōtaka Station at 15:59 → Arrive at 16:20 (on Limited Express Azusa).

- Meeting Place -

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JR Hakuba station

- Cancellation Fee -

Starting from the day before the trip: 7 to 2 days prior: 30% of the total cost 1 day prior: 50% of the total cost On the day of the trip: 100% of the total cost

7 to 2 days prior 1 day prior On the day of the trip
30% 50% 100%
- Plan Provider Company -

Azumino Tourist Association
5952-3 Hotaka, Azumino-city, Nagano-pref. 399-8303

Sales Manager:Kitabayashi

Contact Phone Number:+81263-82-3133

- Consignment sales company -

Nagano Tourism Organization
131-4 NakagosyoOkadamachi, Nagano City
Registration of Travel Services:Governor of NaganoTravel Services Type 2 436
Certified General Travel Services Manager:Takeshi mitsui

Contact Phone Number:026-219-5274


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Plan Contents

Electric Assist Bicycle Tour of Satoyama

"Electric Assist Bicycle Tour of Japan's Scenic Countryside and Pristine Waters"

Embark on a tour to explore Japan's scenic countryside, majestic landscapes, and pristine waters on an electric assist bicycle. With the assistance of electric power, even those lacking confidence in their physical stamina can enjoy the tour.

※ This tour is not exclusively for cyclists.

Daio Wasabi Farm

Japan's Largest Wasabi Farm. The largest field stretches for 1 kilometer. There are retail shops as well as dining options including wasabi soft serve ice cream, Japanese cuisine, Western cuisine, and cafes. It serves as a venue for free lunches.

Hotaka Shrine

Hotaka Shrine, which is already documented in literature dating back to 859 AD, has been gathering people's faith as a nationally renowned shrine since ancient times. Though the exact year of its establishment remains unclear, it has long been revered throughout the country.

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