Papersky’s Tour de Nippon project is about finding the magic of Japan’s rural districts, their inhabitants, nature, culture and food. We travel to various prefectures and ride bicycles. Traveling via bicycle allows us a clean and healthy way to explore Japan’s rural areas.

Upcoming

Shiga prefecture will be the destination for the fall edition of Papersky’s Tour de Nippon. The two-day events will take you through the hills and vast tea plantations of the landscape to the nostalgic town of Shigaraki, lined with kiln studios. On the way, you will meet the “Koga-style ninja,” visit producers who nurture the unique food of Koga, and experience the spirit of craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation in the region. Let’s go cycling in search of the people, culture, and delicious food that can be found only in Koka Shigaraki.

We are now taking sign ups for the Tour de Nippon in Koka Shigaraki: 

Feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have about the tour or signing up for Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Koka Shigaraki:
https://papersky.jp/en/contact/

The event will take place on 11/25 (sat.) and 11/26 (sun.). Papersky’s Tour de Nippon project is about finding the magic of Japan’s rural districts, their inhabitants, nature, culture and food. Each ride travels to various prefectures to ride bicycles, eat local food and meet the ‘real’ people of the area. This upcoming ride will take us through Koka Shigaraki in Shiga Prefecture. 


EVENT & RIDE DETAILS:
Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Koka Shigaraki

DATE: 2022/11/25 (Saturday) & 11/26 (Sunday)
PLACE: Yamanashi Prefecture; Hokuto city

FEATURING: 
11/25 (Sat.) – Day 1
*Visit the Koga-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki (ninja house), the only remaining authentic ninja residence in Japan.
*Cycling tour of Koka’s culinary delights such as sake, green tea, kanpyo (dried gourd shavings) etc.
*Making a toast with sake and Omi tea and local food after cycling.

11/26 (Sun.) – Day 2
*Ride to Shigaraki, the town of pottery enjoying the rich nature. 
*Visit the “NOTA_SHOP” to see products that reconstruct tradition and the present. 
*The final and main event of the event will be a special lunch party featuring food from Koka!


MORNING START TIME & MEETING PLACE (11/25):
on 11/25 at 11:00am we will met up at JR “Kibukawa Station” South Exit.
FINISH TIME & ENDING LOCATION(11/25): 
The day 11/25 will end at 6:00 pm at Maroom in front of Koka City Office.

MORNING START TIME & MEETING PLACE (11/26):
on 11/26 at 9:30am we will met up at Shigaraki Kogen Railway “Chokushi Station.”
FINISH TIME & ENDING LOCATION(11/26): 
The day 11/26 will end at 3:30pm at Ogama.


RIDE DISTANCE:
11/25(Sat.) 36km,  11/26(Sun.) 26km 


COST: 
Participation fee for 11/25(Sat.) : 10,000 yen (8,000 yen for Shiga residents) // Includes: cycling courses and guide, lunch, petit party after ride, snacks, insurance and support car. 

Participation fee for 11/26(Sun.) : 16,000 yen (14,000 yen for Shiga residents) // Includes: cycling courses and guide, lunch, snacks, insurance and support car. 

*If you wish to join both days, the total participation fee will be discounted to 23,000 yen (20,000 yen for Shiga residents.)
*If you wish to reserve a bicycle for the ride we can arrange that for an additional 3,000 yen (same price even for one day or two days)


SIGN UP for the TOUR!!!

Please write to us to begin the sign-up process at:
https://papersky.jp/en/contact/

Please include the following information when contacting us:
Name, Birth Date, Age, Address, Cell Phone Number, Body Height, Requests for rental bicycle and helmet. 

*If you would like to participate it’s necessary to sign up in advance and while spots are available.
*The cost of the Papersky’s Tour de Nippon does NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION (flights, cars, trains, ferries) from the participant’s house to the starting point and from the finish point back to the participant’s house. All transportation must be self-booked.


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