Kanazawa Bike Tour in Naoedani Village
The Citizens’ Participation Project in Community Building 2017 sponsored by Kanazawa City
One day round trip to Naoedani village from Kanazawa station ( 34km total)
“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 is required to join the tour.
We accept reservations from the form button and by FAX.
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.Form
Rental Bike and the meeting spot
▼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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Friends of the Earth Kanazawa (Local NGO)
Public Rental Bicycle “Machi-nori” office