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Cycling tour around the Satoyama of Yabakei

A cycling journey to experience the life and traditions of people living in the region where the syncretism of Shintoism and Buddhism originated

【Cycling through Yabakei,one of the top spots in Japan for viewing autumns leaves】

Oddly shaped rocks and natural gorges make this a unique cycling experience. Ride through pastoral scenes that resemble a landscape painting. Enjoy the breath-taking Yabakei scenery in three seasons: autumn leaves, spring cherry blossoms and summer greenery.

This cycling course can be enjoyed by the whole family and is a great way to enjoy Japan's traditional countryside among the balanced aesthetic of satoyama (foothills that have been used for cultivation since ancient times). Choose from mountain bikes, cross bikes and others to suit your needs and enjoy leisurely cycling through the bucolic countryside.

◆Experience the dynamic landscape of nature's oddly shaped rocks and gorges up close.
◆Local guides who know and love Yabakei better than anyone else, introduce the charms of the land and the lives of the villagers.
◆The cycling course is suitable for both children and adults; a leisurely ride through the landscape.
◆Environmentally friendly.

Organized by
Local guides who know and love Yabakei better than anyone else, introduce the charms of the land and the lives of the villagers.

Yabakei Cycling Tours offers a local guide to assist you. Macchan, born and raised in Yabakei, will leisurely guide you through the natural wonders of his beloved Yabakei and show you the charms of the people who live here.

Tour Availabe Days

Booking Deadline:7 days prior

Meeting Place

Yabakei Cycling Tours
32-1, Miyazono, Yabakei-cho, Nakatsu,
Oita 871-0433
※Meeting point can be changed upon request.

Tour Fee


You will be guided in Japanese.
There is a cost, but we can arrange an interpreter.

Number of participants

2 to 5 peple
※13 years old and above and over 4 ft. 9 inches in height

Booking Deadline:7 days prior
Interpreter-guide optional.

Tour features

Yabakei Satoyama Sightseeing Course
On this course you can experience the everyday life of Yabakei while stopping at local shops recommended by your guide.
The beautiful satoyama scenery can be enjoyed via a network of old train tunnels along the cycling path. The surrounding mountains and countryside are scattered with traditional wooden Japanese houses.
Distance: Approx. 20 km

Taxis to and from the meeting point are available upon request. Fare paid by the customer.


5-6 Hours

Starting Time

Start times are on request.

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