Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cycling excursions to off-the-beaten path Ofuna

The hot and sticky Summer is finally coming to an end (trust me) -  and the best time for cycling in Japan will soon be upon us.

Though not very well known, the town of Ofuna, only a short train ride from Yokohama, has some very interesting sites to see as laid out here in this recent Japan Today article - 

Japan Today: Don`t Overlook Ofuna

Entrance to Taya Cave

As always, Yokohama Rides and Rentals cycling excursions can be arranged to suit your schedule and time constraints, but basically, I can meet you and your party (max party of 4) at Yokohama station with our compact folding Pacific Carryme and Dahon bicycles. Next, we will take the bikes aboard the train to Ofuna where we will head off at a nice easy pace towards the mysterious hand-carved tunnels of Taya Cave, followed by a visit to the nearby glass studio, next an optional soba lunch, where we can power up for those last few kilometers to the Kannon Temple and the beautiful garden near the river.

It`s a fun, healthy, easy ride that can be done in just a few hours -it is certainly less of a hassle than taking all those buses and cabs! Train fare, entrance fees, and bike rental fees all included. Only ¥6000 per person (+ ¥1000 if you would like lunch)

Contact me at james@yokohamabikerides to make arrangements.

Pacific Carryme in the Ofuna Rice Fields

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