【Teaser Tour】Hiroshima / Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Shimanami Kaido Cycling
What we'll do
This is Episode 3 of the 8-part series of Naruho-Do! Japan.
Bicycles are an indispensable vehicle in the lives of Japanese people, especially for junior and senior high school students, housewives, and people who commute to work by train. The bicycles that are most commonly used in Japan are of a different type than those used in many other countries. This episode will introduce the use of bicycles, the types of bicycles that fit the Japanese lifestyle, and the rental bikes used in the cities. We will then use the rental bike to travel along the Shimanami Kaido, one of the most popular cycling routes in the world. May the sea breeze and the sound of the waves of the Seto Inland Sea reach you through the screen!
Thank you for the enjoyable tour. Sachi-san's navigation was really informative. After the tour , all of participants had chances to ask the questions.
I joined their several tours. All tours were well organized. Thank you for the great tours.
Our guide was experienced and very professional. I felt like I was cycling around the beautiful Shimanami Kaido navigated by her. Thank you very much for an enjoyable tour.
- Price per person (tax included)
- 1,100 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 10 people
- Hosted in English
- Communication tools
- Please download Zoom in advance.
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- Things you need to know before the tour
-The teaser trips will be held using Zoom meetings.
-Personal computers and smartphones can be used to participate, but when using a smartphone,
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1How Bicycles Are Used in JAPAN?
We will show you various situations of bicycle use in Japan (users, types of bicycles, bicycle lanes, bicycle parking lots), rules for using bicycles, and rental bikes.
2Shimanami Kaido Cycling
The Shimanami Kaido cycling route follows the expressway that connects nine islands in the Seto Inland Sea with 10 bridges of various types. Let's enjoy the beautiful scenery of the islands and the sea, the unique characteristics and specialties of each island, meeting the local people, and the harmony of the magnificent bridges and the scenery!
3Small Japanese Lesson
Today’s Japanese lesson is “Ikimasho,” which means “Let’s go!” and “Let’s do it!”
We’re Hiroshima Locals!!
We’re Hiroshima Locals!! Aren’t you interested in Japanese real life? How are Hiroshima locals leading their lives? We will whisper you “naruhodo” (I’ve got it) in Japan, bringing YOU 8 different “REAL” Japanese daily lives at 2 p.m. every Wednesday (JST) as follows: Episode 1: Waste, how complicating!! (Jul. 21) / Episode 2: Awesome Foundation of Japan: Rice and Water (Jul. 28) / Episode 3: Reducing Our Carbon Footprint: Shimanami Kaido Cycling (Aug. 4) / Episode 4: Taking Care of Ancestors (Aug. 11) / Episode 5: Unique Japanese Vending Machines! (Aug. 18) / Episode 6: Lifelong Sports: Tennis, Baseball and Japan’s Universal, National Radio Exercise!? (Aug. 25) / Episode 7: Dos and Don’ts in Japan (Sep. 1) / Episode 8: Tiny Houses and Compact Life (Sep. 8) / In addition, at the end of each episode, you will get to know a useful Japanese/Hiroshima phrase and its setting for surviving in Japan. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!!