Nanto Bike Tour “Embark on an e-bike ride around the World Heritage sites GOKAYAMA”【temporarily unavailable】

This is a forest path cycling tour of the Gokayama area that includes a stroll through the World Heritage Site of Ainokura Gassho-Zukuri Village.We will take you to spectacular spots that cannot be reachedby public transportation, but only by bicycle.With electric bicycles, even beginners and those who are not confident in their fitness can enjoy cycling while taking their time to enjoy the scenery.


JPY 7,500 per person (tax included)


May - October


2-6 people (minimum: 2 people)

Cycling through the forest course is a great way to experience the culture of Gokayama.Along the way, you can see the storage area for the thatch used for the Gassho-zukuri roofs and the fields where Kozo, the paper mulberry trees used to make Japanese paper, are grown.

Explore the World Heritage Site of Ainokura Gassho-Zukuri Village.The view from the observatory overlooking the village is breathtaking.

Coffee break at a scenic spot.Enjoy a cup of coffee with a view of the mountains at the halfway point of the tour.Grinding coffee beans together is also a fun experience.

Tour information

November-March (when covered Snow)
9:00 am
Gokayama Tourist Information Center
2-6 people (minimum: 2 people)
Tour guide/interpreter fee, trip insurance, Bicycle rental fee (E-bike), Helmet rental fee, Lunch, Cooperation funds for the preservation of the Gassho-zukuri landscape
7 days in advance 

Tour Itinerary


< Meeting Place >

Gokayama Tourist Information Center

Address: 754 Kaminashi, Nanto City, Toyama Prefecture
















〇Meet at the Gokayama Tourist Information Center

※Preparation & Departure

( The cycling guide will explain how to ride

the e-bike and points to note.

There will be a practice ride for the participants.)

〇Hop on the e-bike and head to Ainokura Gassho-Zukuri Village!

( Forest Course → World Heritage Site: Ainokura Gassho-Zukuri Village )

※ A support car accompanies the tour to

    help participants and take care of any


〇Scenic Spot

※ Enjoy a coffee break with a spectacular view of nature.

〇Gokayama Tourist Information Center

( Forest Course → Gokayama Tourist Information Center )


※ Savor “soba” the buckwheat noodle, tempura, and tofu

※ End of tour

Start dates


Months when no tour is held

November – April




・Bicycle rental fee (E-bike)

・Helmet rental fee

・Cycling guide fee



・Cooperation funds for the preservation of the Gassho-zukuri landscape

Number of participants

6 people

Minimum participants

2 People

Please book with two or more people. We are afraid that we do not allow people to attend alone.


Reservations are accepted until 6:00 p.m. , 7 days prior to the tour date.


Gokayama Tourist Information Center

*Travel distance: approx. 17km

*This plan is only for those who are at least 12 years old and

  over 150cm tall.

(Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.)

Approx. 5 hours







Tour Booking Process

①Please use the inquiry form to let us know that you would like to book the tour.

② Upon receiving your preferred dates, we will check availability of bicycle guides. (It may not be possible to 

     schedule tours for the dates you requested due to availability.)

③ Nanto City Tourism Association will send you an email to confirm your reservation after checking availability.

④ Please access the URL in the email and complete the payment procedure for the tour.


About E-bike

・ E-bikes are bicycles that are capable of sports riding, with a motor that assists the pedaling force when it is needed, such as at the beginning of pedaling or on hills.

・This tour is available for those who are over 12 years old and taller than 150cm.

( Children are not allowed to participate alone, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. )

・Rental e-bikes will be used for the tour. You may not participate with your own bicycle.

・If we find it difficult for you to drive safely during practice runs, we may decline your participation.

・Wearing sunglasses is recommended on sunny days.

・You can leave your luggage at the Gokayama Tourist Information Center and change your clothes.

(Free changing rooms, luggage storage)

・If it is expected to rain, we will contact you by phone by 5:00 pm the day before.

・ All participants are requested to take measures to prevent infection by the novel coronavirus, such as wearing masks and sanitizing their hands and fingers.

【Bike Accessories】

E-bikes and helmets are provided for the tour.

※Please bring your own cycling accessories (gloves, sunglasses, etc.).

【What to bring】

Backpack, rain jacket, bottled drinks

※Please wear clothes suitable for cycling and comfortable shoes.

※Please prepare your own items to prevent heat stroke (sunscreen, sports drink, towel, etc.).




Cancellation policy

・In case of cancellation

Please be sure to notify us by phone or e-mail during our business hours (10am – 6pm).

In the event you contact us after business hours, we will respond to you the following day.

・Cancellation on the day of the tour:

Since this tour includes lunch, if you do not contact Nanto City Tourism Association (Tel: +81(0)763-62-1201) by 9:30am on the day of the tour, 100% of the tour fee will be charged]

10 to 8 days before


7 to 2 days before


The day before


On the day


After the tour start or Cancellation without notice 100%

In the event of cancellation for the convenience of the customer, a cancellation fee will be charged at the following rates per customer for the tour price.



※ Even if stormy weather is expected on the day of the tour, when public transportation is available, prior cancellation will be considered as a cancellation for the convenience of the customer and a cancellation fee will be charged. However, we may decide to suspend the tour if it is deemed difficult to conduct the tour due to bad weather conditions that are expected to significantly affect public transportation. In this case, we will inform the customer of the cancellation.

※ In case of cancellation, a refund will be made after deducting the prescribed cancellation fee. Bank transfer fees are the responsibility of the customer.

Inquiry Form