Niigata prefecture will be the destination for the Summer edition of Papersky’s Tour de Nippon. On the first day, we will walk along the “salt road” along the border of the geological formation that divides the Japanese archipelago into east and west, and enjoy the delicacies of the mountains and sea in the valley where a famous sake is brewed. On the second day, we will ride along the abandoned railway line along the coast and visit the beautiful valley, people, and fishing port town, and then go to the station located 40m below ground. Join us on a journey filled with the charms of Itoigawa.
We are now taking sign ups for the Tour de Nippon in Niigata Itoigawa:
Feel free to contact us regarding any questions you may have about the tour or signing up for Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Niigata Itoigawa at https://papersky.jp/en/contact/
The event will take place on 7/23 (sat.) and 7/24 (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 tour will take us through Itoigawa, the westernmost point of Niigata prefecture.
EVENT & RIDE DETAILS:
Papersky’s Tour de Nippon in Niigata //
DATE: 2022/7/23 (Saturday) & 7/24 (Sunday)
PLACE: Niigata Prefecture; Itoigawa City
7/23 (Sat.) – Day 1 / Hike
*Hiking the “Road of Salt” to enjoy the scenery as seen by ancient people.
*Outdoor dinner by a local chef Mitsumi Watanabe, featuring Itoigawa’s specialties.
*Hajime Sangawa, Outdoor life advisor known as a “bonfire expert,” will lead you to the best bonfire time.
7/24 (Sun.) – Day 2 / Bike
*A morning spent at the ruins, imagining the prehistoric Jomon people.
*Cycling along an abandoned railway line, admiring the magnificent mountains, valleys, and the Sea of Japan.
*Aiming for the rare “Tsutsuishi Station” located in a tunnel 40 meters below the ground, which is the end point of the trip.
7/23 (Sat.) & 7/24 (Sun.)
MORNING START TIME & MEETING PLACE (7/23):
on 7/23 at 10:15 am we will met up at Itoigawa Station, 2nd floor, in front of the Oito Line ticket gate
FINISH TIME & ENDING LOCATION(7/23):
The day 7/23 will end at 8:00 pm at the Shionomichi Onsen White Cliff.
MORNING START TIME & MEETING PLACE (7/24):
on 7/24 at 8:05 am we will met up at Shionomichi Onsen White Cliff.
FINISH TIME & ENDING LOCATION(7/24):
The day 7/24 will end at 4:15 pm at Tsutsuishi Station.
DISTANCE: 7/23(Sat.) 15km (Salt Road hiking) / 7/24(Sun.) 42.5km (Ride)
COST – for 2 days event & hotel:
Participation fee : From 29,000 yen // Includes: Hiking & cycling courses and guide, hotel accommodations, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, snacks, insurance and support car.
*If you wish to reserve a bicycle for the ride we can arrange that for an additional 3,000 yen.
SIGN UP for the TOUR!!!
Please write to us to begin the sign-up process at:
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.
This tour is planned by PAPERSKY and logistics are managed by Sanai Travel.