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Cycling tour to discover Nakatsu's history hidden in the millennium

~ An enlightening journey to experience the origin of rice cultivation culture~

Rice, the staple food in Japan, is not only a food but it is also a significant part of Japanese culture. Rice farming began with the knowledge of rice cultivation, civil engineering, and reservoir techniques being handed down from generation to generation.
There are times when rice production may not be possible due to natural disasters. However, there are also times when we benefit from nature's bounty. People prayed to this natural cycle almost daily and appealed to the gods of the natural world. When rice was harvested, a festival was held to express gratitude to the gods of the natural world. Japanese rice cultivation culture began with the incorporation of foreign techniques and by coexisting with nature.

Local guides, who love and know this area better than anyone else, will show you the charming countryside and will introduce you to the lifestyle of the villagers living here. E-bikes are also available for those who are not confident with riding a bicycle (beginners).
You can feel more than 1,000 years of history on this bike tour.

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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

All year round (let us know your desired date)
Approximately 4-5 hours

Meeting Place

Guesthouse Suehiroya

Tour Fee

16,000 yen (*Price per person)
Bike rental (e-bike), helmet, guide fee, insurance, meals, entrance fee,

Canceled due to rain. In case of rain, we will reschedule or cancel free of charge.
(Rescheduling or cancellations will be determined at least one day in advance)
English-speaking guides are also available.

Number of participants

6 people (minimum of 2 people)
Recommended minimum height of 154 cm (5 feet), *Persons who can safely ride on public roads.

Booking Deadline:7 days prior
Interpreter-guide optional.

Comfortable clothing (e.g., pants where the hems aren't too spread out)
A backpack or something to carry your belongings in
Shoes or sneakers that can get dirty (no sandals or heeled shoes)
Drinks and gloves

Tour features

Nakatsu Suehiroya (guesthouse) → Komo Jinja Shrine (shrine visit, Misumi-ike Pond) → Lunch → Okidai Jyori → Nakatsu Castle (tour) → Nakatsu Suehiroya

Approximately 4-5 hours
Distance approximately 20 km (12.5 miles)


Approximately 4-5 hours

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