Touring “Naoedani” Village in Kanazawa City by rental bike

Kanazawa Bike Tour in Naoedani Village

   The Citizens’ Participation Project in Community Building 2017 sponsored by Kanazawa City

Tour Highlights

One day round trip to Naoedani village from Kanazawa station ( 34km total)


The front approach to Shichimen Hall at Hojoji Temple


Autumn Festival in Naoedani Village; the area is famous for acorns and glass-craft


“Delicate Tool” :A furniture and home renovation shop located in a European-style country house


Italian Restaurant “Albero”

Brochure ▲2018 Kanazawa Bike Tour in Naoedani Village 2018

2016 Report ▲2016 Tour Report

What’s “Satoyama”?

“Satoyama” is the Japanese word to describe a village or populated place located near a mountainous woodland area. The word “satoyama” consists of two parts: “sato” means the populated area and “yama” means the mountainous areas. In Japan, people and nature have been coexisting on the border between the populated “sato” and the undeveloped nature of “yama” for many years. People living in these “satoyama” have become part of the ecosystem and developed a sustainable lifestyle by maintaining the forests and farmlands of the area. There is a “Satoyama” located in the suburbs of Kanazawa. We will tour this area by bicycle and discover the hidden treasures of “satoyama”.

Bike Tours  2018 

 1st tour : 7/1 (Sun)

  Please visit the inquiry page to register

 2nd tour : 10/14 (Sun)  

  Detail Info. will be announced in Sep.

About the Tour

Our starting point will be the Public Rental Bicycle “Machi-nori” office near the east exit of JR Kanazawa station located in Konohana-machi 3-2 (1F, Raibu 1 Building). We will leave for Naoedani Village via Morimoto Railway Station. It will take about 60 minutes by bicycle. On the way to the Village, we will take a rest at Hojoji Temple which is one of the oldest temples in Kanazawa. When we arrive at Naoedani Village, we will join the Autumn Festival. The village is known for its acorns and glass atelier. We will have 60 minutes of free time to enjoy the festival, the local food and a market. After enjoying festival, we will explore a power spot and two other temples. We will head back to the “Machi-nori” office at around 3:30 pm.



Important Information about the Tour and Reservation

Reservation required
Reservation is required to join the tour.
We accept reservations from the form button and by FAX.
Fax: 076-243-0810

Capacity: 10 people
Tour Guide : provided
Length of tour: about 6 hours

3,000 JPY  ◆per person 
(including fee for rental bike and insurance, lunch not included)

You will pay in cash at the rental bike station office before cycling.


Reservation and Inquiry from here.



Rental Bike and the meeting spot 

Public Rental Bike “Machi-nori”  is used for the tour.

Meeting Spot
Please contact the Public Rental Bicycle “Machi-nori” office for detail information.
Address: Konohana-machi 3-2  (1F, Raibu1 Building) near JR Kanazawa Station




▼Schedule for July 1st

9:00 Meet at the Public Rental Bike “Machi-nori” office
9:30 Start cycling for “Morimoto” Railway station
10:30 Via “Morimoto” Railway station, go for “Naoedani” village
11:30 Arriving “Naoedani” village, Lunch and walk around
14:30 Mini  tour the village  by bike  and start for “Machi-nori” office
16:00 Arrive at the “Machi-nori” office



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Planning and Management

Friends of the Earth Kanazawa (Local NGO)
Public Rental Bicycle “Machi-nori” office


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