What to Expect
The city of Suwa is located 200km north west of Tokyo in Nagano prefecture. The Suwa-taisha shrines have a history of more than 1200 years. The former town of Shimosuwa flourished during the Edo period as the only hot spring located on the Nakasendo highway between Edo(Tokyo) and Kyoto.
Using a power-assisted bicycle, we will pass through Nakasendo and stop at points of interest including shrines, temples and old building structures. Since the bicycle ride is in total 5 km in distance, we will have plenty of time stopping at several places including lunch and you will learn about ancient Japanese history and culture along the way.
During sake-tasting, you will learn interesting facts about sake while enjoying its delicious taste.
< Itinerary summary>
(Please take the 8:00 Super Azusa #5 at Shinjyuku St.)
10:15 Meet at Kamisuwa St.
10:21 Take the local train
10:26 Arrive at Shimosuwa St.
Explore the Shimosuwa area
14:31 Take the local train
14:37 Arrive at Kamisuwa St.
Visit sake breweries and enjoy sake-tasting
16:45 Return to Kamisuwa St. and end of tour
(Please take the 17:22 Super Azusa #28. You will arrive at Shinjyuku St. at 19:35.)