This is a very popular route to experience mindfulness that refreshes your mind and body while visiting the original landscape (SATOYAMA) of Japan.
This route will give you an intellectual experience, where you can learn about advanced technology while visiting the museum of Yamazaki Mazak which is a world leader in machine tools, and Japanese traditions and culture.
Let’s go on an intellectual adventure on a comfortable assisted electric bicycle!
How to borrow and return an electric bicycle (CHARI-KAMO) ⇒ here
Date ： We hold at any time!
Time ： About 6 hours
Price ： Only Rental cycle fee
How to borrow and return an electric bicycle(CHARI-KAMO) ⇒ here
Capacity ： a maximum of 15 participants
(Guided tours are irregular. Please contact us about the status here.)
Meeting point ： Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park (Showa Period Village Theme Park)
Access ： by car（Please park at the parking lot in Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park )
Dismissing place ： Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park (Showa Period Village Theme Park)
①[START]Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park (Showa Period Village Theme Park)→②The Yamazaki Mazak museum of machine tools→③Ibuka(Satoyama countryside scenery)→④Shogenji Temple (Shogen Junior college)→⑤Tenno Waterway→⑥Ushimaki Rocky mountain→⑦Spring option : Ushimaki cherry trees→⑧[GOAL]Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park (Showa Period Village Theme Park)
①Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park (Showa Period Village Theme Park)
The meeting place is Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park just by taking a walk. Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park has a lot
of gourmet facilities and play spots in the satoyama landscape. Let’s rent your favorite electric bicycle (CHARI-KAMO) and leave！
[Information]Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park Web site : here
OPEN : 9:00 – 18:00 (Mar-Nov) / 10:00 – 17:00（Dec-Feb）
CLOSE : None (Mar-Nov) / Wednesdays（Dec-Feb）
Admission : Free
②The Yamazaki Mazak museum of machine tools
Machine tools called mother machines play a very important role in supporting the world’s manufacturing. At the Yamazaki Mazak museum of machine tools, you can see a number of exhibits featuring the world’s most advanced technologies in the field of machine tools.
The Yamazaki Mazak museum of machine tools
3-1-2 Maehira-cho Minokamo city
OPEN : 10：00 – 16：30 ※Last admission until 16:00
CLOSE : Monday / New Year holidays
※Closed on Tuesdays if Monday is a national holiday
Admission : [Adults] 500 yen per person
[High school and university students] 300 yen per person
[Elementary and junior high school students] 200 yen per person
※Group discount available (20 or more adults:400 yen per person)
※Disabled person discount available (20 or more adults:400 yen per person)（By Showing a handbook of disability:200 yen per person, Up to one caregiver）
※Free for group applications from schools
③Ibuka(Satoyama countryside scenery)
On this route, you will ride an electric bicycle on the satoyama, the original landscape of Japan.
④Shogenji Temple (Shogen Junior college)
Established in 1330, this historic temple is well-known for strict Zen discipline. In front of the main hall, there is a weeping cherry tree estimated to be 300 years old, which further enhances the strict atmosphere of the temple. You can experience real mindfulness facing your own mind with “Zen Experience”.
Shogenji Temple (Shogen Junior college)
872-2 Ibuka Minokamo city
CLOSE : None
Admission : Free (Zen experience etc. are options→Details here）
Tenno Waterway has created a beautiful rural landscape in Ibuka. This Waterway was created by the help of Choshichi Shibata of Ibukamura during the Meiji era. It has been handed down in this area as a living water for washing vegetables. Please enjoy a walk by the Waterway.
⑥Ushimaki Rocky mountain
A spectacular rocky mountain scenery like ink painting spreads in front of you.
⑦Spring option : Ushimaki cherry trees
Over 50 cherry trees can be seen along the Kawaura river. Ride under a cherry tree carefully raised by local residents.
⑧[GOAL]Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park
If you have any questions, please contact the staff anytime!