Water Crossroads Lake Nojiri Historia ~ 1-day e-bike cycling & irori lunch in a historic house with a local guide

7 hours


Price: ¥ 13,700 above
(tax included)

Guided / Self-guided

Start / Finish
Niigata / Niigata

7 hours

Activity Level

Technical Level


  • Knowledgeable and friendly local guide with an established reputation.
  • Experience first-hand the lifestyles and natural beauty of this area.
  • Cycle to locations related to Lake Nojiri’s “blessing of water”.
  • Cook lunch on a traditional irori hearth inside a traditional Japanese house, using local ingredients, such as tofu and organic rice.


Visitors to Lake Nojiri, located in the Myoko-Togakushi Renzan National Park, are rewarded with beautiful views of Mt. Kurohime, Mt. Myoko, Mt. Madarao, and almost fifty large and small capes and coves around its circumference. This area is the site where the fossilised remains of “Naumann’s elephants” were discovered – an archaeological dig that uncovered the hunting grounds of local inhabitants from 40,000 years ago. Since ancient times, the lake has been the source of the “blessing of water” to animals and farmers of the area. On this “blessing of water” e-bike tour around Nojiri, your friendly and knowledgeable local guide will take you to many sites, including irrigation canals, Japan’s first water-pumping power plant, and a shrine dedicated to water worshipping. Participants can experience the lifestyles and natural beauty of this region, as well as cooking on an irori hearth inside a traditional Japanese house.

Activity Level

  • The bikes are electric, but the distance is long, so a certain level of fitness is required.

Technical Level

  • Participants must be competent at riding a bicycle. Please use the time before departure to listen to the guides instructions and get used to your bicycle.

Customer Review

The guide was wonderful, and the variety of views on the route included mountains and forested canals. The cooking experience at Kuma-an was excellent – delicious food and a splendid host!

Price Per Person

13,700 JPY / person for 4ppl

Clothing/Wha to bring

  • Soft drink (1 liter)
  • Rain gear
  • Optional: Energy bar, Gloves, Cold protection

Included in the fee

  • Guide fee (English language)
  • e-Bike rental (including helmet)
  • Lunch

Not included in the fee

  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Insurance (please purchase travel insurance in your own country)
  • Anything else not specified (The bank transaction fee shall be covered by the customer.)



Event Duration

About 7 hours

Distance / Elevation

Distance: 26km
Elevation Climb: 977m

Age / Height:

Can ride a bike and over 150cm

Meeting Point

Kurohime Station
(On the Shinano Railway Kita Shinano Line)

Disbanding Point

Kurohime Station

Program Availability



1 person or above(please inquire)

Application Deadline

30 days in advance


9:00Meet at Kurohime Station
9:00~9:10Transfer (free) to Former Nojiriko Elementary School
9:10~9:30Briefing, e-bike instructions
9:30e-Bike tour begins
10:30~13:00Kumakura Shrine~Mishaga Pond~Ikejirigawa Power Station
13:00Arrive at Kuma-an
13:00~15:30Lunch at Kuma-an on iroro hearth
15:30Depart from Kuma-an
15:45Arrive back at Former Nojiriko Elementary School
15:45Transfer (free) to Kurohime Station
16:00Finish at Kurohime Station

Cancellation Policy

■ Cancelation by the participant

  • 5 to 7 days prior 20%
  • 2 to 4 days prior 30%
  • A day before 50%
  • Same day/No show 100%

■ Cancelation based on provider’s decisions

  • There is a chance the route may change due to the weather.
  • There are times when the guide may determine that the tour be cancelled or stopped in the case that it would be unsafe for the customer, such as sudden bad weather or feeling sick during the tour. If the tour is canceled before departure, a 100% refund will be provided.
  • If the weather becomes bad after the activity starts and it is determined that the activity cannot continue, the activity will be changed or canceled. In this case, no refund will be given.


There are optional dishes that are offered during lunch, such as local river fish, wagyu beef (steak, shabu-shabu), grilled apples, etc. Extra fee will apply.

  • At Kuma-an there are optional extras: making coasters, plant dyeing, forest exploring. Extra fee will apply. Please consult for more information.

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