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Azumino (Matsukawa) half-day guided biking tour, Nagano

A great biking tour in Matsukawa, Nagano, visiting rice fields and charming villages, and also including some rice ball cooking. Yasuyuki, a local guide, takes you on this tour with the view of the beautiful Japanese Alps valleys.

Mountain RangeJapan Alps
Duration1/2 day
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOpen to everyone
Type of tripNot specified


Join me for a great half-day guided biking tour in Matsukawa, a village located in northwestern Nagano Prefecture. Come discover the natural beauty and serenity of the countryside in this beautiful region, located in Honshu, the central island of Japan.

I will take you to visit beautiful villages and rice fields nearby, and you will enjoy great views across the Azumino basin. Besides, after the tour, we can experience some rice ball cooking and tasting. The tour will take us about 3.5 hours.

Matsuwaka is bordered by the Hida Mountains to the north and west. This range is part of the famous Japanese Alps. Along our tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the view of these beautiful mountains.

Our meeting point is the Shinano-Matsukawa Station. The tours run in the morning and in the afternoon. I will provide you with a bycicle and a helmet for our tour. This is a tour suitable for all ages, so bring along your family and friends for a great day out.

If you want to join me on this biking tour in Matsukawa, send me a request. We will spend an amazing day in this beautiuful location in Nagano. You can also check out my biking tour in Azumino.


Tour runs even in a rainy condition. But tours may not run if we decide it is in any way risky for participants. In this case, we will inform participants prior to the tour, and all payments will be refunded.

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Kit List: - ID card (at least 1 person in the group) - Credit Card (the one used to make reservation) - 5 yen coin - Hat or Cap - Towel - Water bottle (500 ml bottle is normally enough) - Rain wear (separate anorak and trousers are preferable. Umbrella is not good for biking tour) -Small backpack *Child sized bikes are available, but there are a limited number. Please check with us in advance. If children are not big enough to ride by themselves, child seats and helmets are available (+ 500 yen), but there are a limited number.

Meeting point

We will meet at the square in front of the Shinano-Matsukawa Station. Please come before the starting time of the tour. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to get from Matsumoto Station to the Station. Please be aware that the number of trains is limited here in the countryside, so there is a train every 30 minutes or 1 hour.



About the guide

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I love nature. I love cycling, hiking and climbing.

I have worked in Canada, joined the MTB race in Africa, and traveled to Central America, Southeast Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Everywhere, I've tried to see as much nature as possible. Nature is so different in every country and I find that immensely moving.

I believe that Japanese mountains are one of those places that you must visit at least once. Since Japan consists of small mountainous islands, you can experience many different landscapes almost at once - cities, small villages, flat lands with beautiful rice fields (rice is the foundation of Japanese culture), lush forests, green mountains and rocky mountains.

Nagano is the most mountainous prefecture in Japan and best place to see nature and go hiking and biking. That is why I now live in Nagano, helping world travelers enjoy the nature and culture of Japan.

Come visit Japan and have special experience in Nagano with us.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

JPY 8248 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

Price details

• The price includes: Guiding fee - Tax - Bike and Helmets Rental Fee - Admission fees for facilities

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