A Beautiful Cycling Experience Along One of Japan's Clearest Rivers

Explore peaceful country roads along the pristine streams of the Nagara River

Cyclists and nature lovers are invited to experience the beautiful nature and scenery of Gifu Prefecture. Come to Gujo City, where you can hop aboard a rental bicycle and go on a tour that will take you through a pastoral country setting alongside the Nagara River, named one of the three clearest-flowing rivers in Japan.

Your 22-km tour begins at the Nagara River Railway's Gujo-Hachiman Station, a beautiful off-the-beaten-path destination nestled in Gifu's verdant mountains. Breathe in the clean air, and attune your ears to the sound of the rushing stream waters, the singing of the birds, and the humming of insects. Admire a striking and ancient Japanese cedar, take a picture along the scenic local railway, visit a charming shrine, and enjoy a delightful daifuku sweet rice cake—a local specialty. Your tour will conclude at Minami Kodakara Onsen, a hot spring resort where you are welcome to soak and soothe your body after a day's cycling.

The local tour guides are ready to welcome you to their home, and show you the warmth and hospitality of rural, untouched Japan. Looking to explore the area further? They also offer an Old City Tour where you can explore the town of Gujo and historic cultural sites such as temples, shrines, and tea houses. See how people go about their daily lives in the Japanese countryside, and take a glimpse into a world that goes unseen by most tourists.

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