What you'll do
SATOYAMA CYCLING TOUR From the old days, Japanese people have co-existed with nature by nurturing a sustainable way of living. We call the community where people live in harmony with nature “SATOYAMA” which can be found in sceneries like well -grown rice fields, green mountains and preserved thatched house architectures. In order to get the inside of authentic Japanese life and culture, we offer a Satoyama cycling tour. You can enjoy the nature, the local taste, and feel the SATOYAMA spirit. 京都市街から山道を北上すること１時間、「京北」という緑豊かな里山があります。平安京造営時に木材を提供するなど林業を中心に栄えたこの町では、今も人々の暮らしは山が生み出す自然に支えられています。このツアーでは、自然と調和した暮らしから醸成された食文化、お酒の体験ができます。また、神社やお寺を通して里山の精神性も体感できます。
I'm a photographer working at SATOYAMA Design based in Keihoku, the deep mountainous area in Kyoto. I moved to Keihoku from Kyoto since 2014, and SATOYAMA Design have been trying to revitalize the rural community and trying to solve the community issues. I've been seeking about sustainable lifestyle, and here in Keihoku you will find a hint for new lifestyle from experience the Satoyama. I or Kei (from SATOYAMA Design) will guide you around Keihoku. 私は京都市の北端に位置する自然豊かな里山・京北（けいほく）をベースにする里山デザインの写真家です。 ２０１４年に京北に移住して以来、里山デザインのメンバーが都市部で培ったデザインや写真、アート、通訳、編集などのスキルを用いて地域活性化と地域の課題解決に取り組んでいます。
Lunch cooked by you and the local chef. Sake tasting. 昼食(料理体験) 利き酒体験
Entrance fee of Zen temple, 常照皇寺の志納金
Helmet ヘルメット, Insurance 保険
Where you'll be
Satoyama cycling tour Itinerary 10:00 Meeting at Shuzan bus terminal in Keihoku 10:00 Cycling to Yuge area 10:30 Stop by Japanese Handmade Confectionery shop “Shiojiken” 10:50 Mackerel Sushi Cooking workshop with local chef. 12:40 Cycling to Yamaguni area 13:40 Visiting the Zen Temple 14:40 Visiting the Yamaguni Shurine 15:30 Sake tasting at the Sake brewery “Haneda” (Closed on Wednesday) 16:20 Shopping at Local farmers market 16:40 or 17:30
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Can ride a bicycle. 自転車に乗れる。
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
Cancellation policy for bad weather Cancel 2 days before the tour : 100% refund. Cancel on a day before the tour: by 17.00 50% refund. We will let you know the weather 2 days before the tour.
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