- Explore peaceful Hinode-machi
- Ride a comfortable electric motor bicycle
- Travel through Japanese mountain villages
- Enjoy varied views of forests, pure streams, and waterfalls
- Get led by a local tour guide
When staying in central Tokyo, Hinode-machi makes a great day trip destination. Although it is part of Tokyo, the area has a rich natural environment dotted with forests and pure streams. Hinode-machi is far less touristy than central Tokyo, allowing you to enjoy the pristine wildness of the area.
On this 2.5-hour bicycle tour, you will get to explore Hinode-machi with the help of an experienced local guide who will show you all his recommended spots. Prepare to discover all the most charming destinations that the area has to offer as you ride around on a comfortable electric bicycle. The guide will adapt the locations you visit according to your preference,
You may forget that you're even in Tokyo as you cycle past the typical rural scenery full of farms and rice fields, looking at the foliage and smelling the seasonal flowers. Even those who usually don't ride a bicycle will enjoy the safe and comfortable cycling experience available on this tour.
(An example of cycling route)
Rokuya Daibutsu (Big Buddha, 18 meters tall, established in 2018) → shady path of broad-leaf trees → walk along small streams → Habu Street (dotted with traditional warehouse and large houses) → mountain villages → Shiraiwa Waterfall → back to the point of origin.
(Other spots to visit)
Kita Oguno area, Hinode Sanso (the old villa where Prime Minister Nakasone and President Reagan once had a meeting) → Umaimono-kan (outlet selling the local foodstuff and handicrafts)
Hinode-machi is about 90 to 120 minutes away from Shinjuku by train and bus.
Meeting point: Hinode-machi Tourism Association / 17-2, Oguno, Hinode-machi, Nishitama-gun, Tokyo