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One Day Bike Tour around Yogo, an Old Home of Japan in Shiga (日本的乡土“余吴”一天自行车远行在滋贺县)

by Yoshi
9h $ 182 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • The Willow Tree that the Angel Hung Her Plumage (From “Plumage Legend”)
  • Koyasu Temple Hall Enshrining the Deity of Mercy
  • The Stone of the Big Snake’s Eye (From Princess Kikuishi Legend)
  • Hydrangea Garden (From June to July)
  • The Monument of Haiku Poem by Rotsu, a Disciple of the Famous Haiku Poet Basho
  • Cherry Flowers around the Lake (From Late Mar. to Early Apr.)
  • Kinomoto Guardian Deity for the Folks (Big Jizo Budda)
  • Shizugatake Old Battlefield
  • Woody Pal Yogo
  • Niu Valley
  • Tojyuin Temple
  • Zencho-ji Temple (If Time Permitted)
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182.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra Hour.
$ 22.75
Extra Person.
$ 21.84
Hotel Pickup (Only in Nagahama City).
$ 18.20

Overview

Lake Yogo, alias "Mirror Lake" is a northernmost attraction in Shiga pref. Literally, it looks like a natural mirror on a calm day, perfectly reflecting surrounding mountains. The one day tour takes you to representative spots associated with impressive folklores about the lake and its vicinity. We can also visit the stage of the fierce historical battle of Shizugatake of the Provincial Wars.

What to Expect

The one day course around Yogo (approx., 8 hours) consists of the following 2 major courses;
1) Morning Course
We can enjoy representative landscapes around the Lake, some of which are associated with the folklore descended from more than 1,200 years ago, and others are historical stages, especially in the midst of the age of Provincial Wars (1583). We climb up to the summit of Mt. Shizugatake (an old battlefield) too by a lift, from where we can see the fantastic vista of both Lake Biwa and Lake Yogo.
2) Afternoon Course
We can reach to Woody Pal Yogo (Camping resorts), sleepy mountainous hamlets which are deeply covered with snow in winter, and Tojyuin temple (Famous Zen Temple) along the Niu Valley.
If the weather and time permits, we can go to Zencho-ji temple (one of the high-ranked Zen temples in Kohoku area) and The Grave of Loyal Menjyu Brothers as well.
The biking road has a steep pitch, so it may be a bit tough for the old tourists or primary schoolers. The total distance is about 50km. We can take lunch at Woody Pal Yogo.

[Note] Both 1) and 2) are to be cancelled if it heavily rains.

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Highlights

  • The Willow Tree that the Angel Hung Her Plumage (From “Plumage Legend”)
  • Koyasu Temple Hall Enshrining the Deity of Mercy
  • The Stone of the Big Snake’s Eye (From Princess Kikuishi Legend)
  • Hydrangea Garden (From June to July)
  • The Monument of Haiku Poem by Rotsu, a Disciple of the Famous Haiku Poet Basho
  • Cherry Flowers around the Lake (From Late Mar. to Early Apr.)
  • Kinomoto Guardian Deity for the Folks (Big Jizo Budda)
  • Shizugatake Old Battlefield
  • Woody Pal Yogo
  • Niu Valley
  • Tojyuin Temple
  • Zencho-ji Temple (If Time Permitted)

Important

Lift service for the summit of Mt. Shizugatake is available as follows; May, Oct., Nov.: Every day (9:00 - 17:00) Apr.: only Sat. and Sun. during 23 to 30 Aug.: During 1 to 27 Jun., July, Sep.: Only Sat., Sun. and holidays Others: Out of service

1. Basically 7 days a week
2. Basically Specific to KOHOKU (Northernmost) district in Shiga Pref.
Shizugatake Old Battlefield, Lake Yogo, Woody Pal Yogo, Tojyuin temple, Kanzan-ji temple, Zencho-ji temple, Kaizu Osaki for Cherry Blossom Viewing, Keisoku-ji temple for Autumnal Leaves, Throughout Central Kinomoto area, Odani Jyo Castle, Sugatani Hot Spring Resort, Chikubu-shima island, Doganji-temple (A National Treasure), Takatsuki Museum of Ethnic and Historical Materials, Throughout Central Nagahama city, etc.

1) Bicycle Rental: At JR Yogo Sta. (500 JPY / 1 day・1 person)
2) One Day Course Schedule
8:00 AM at JR Yogo Sta. Start
5:00 PM at JR Yogo Sta. Arrive (Tour end)
3) Lift service for the summit of Mt. Shizugatake is available as follows;
May, Oct., Nov.: Every day (9:00 - 17:00)
Apr.: Only Sat. and Sun. during 23 to 30
Aug.: During 1 to 27
Jun., July, Sep.: only Sat., Sun. and holidays
Others: Out of service
4) In a case of Rainy weather: Only a Half Day Course (Morning Course) is available.
A tourist has to prepare a rain apparel by him/herself.
Half Day Course Schedule
8:00 AM at JR Yogo Sta. Start
12:00 AM at JR Yogo Sta. Arrive (Tour end) read more

What‘s included
Guide Fee
What‘s not included
Admission / Entrance Fee (For Tourists and the Guide)
Transportation (If necessary; For Tourists and the Guide)
Lunch and/or Dinner (For Tourists)
Any Unexpected Cost (For Tourists)
Meeting Point
JR Yogo Station
Ending Point
JR Yogo Station
Duration
9 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

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