Tono Travel Delicatessen


Tono Hop Country Cycling: Half-day Guided Tour

Tono Hop Country Cycling: Half-day Guided Tour

Explore the hometown of hops: A bike tour through the beautiful mountainside village of Tono (lunch & craft beer included).

Tour Offered: April 14-October 31
Group Size: 2-6
Reservation Deadline: 10 days prior by 16:00
Price: ¥9,500/person (tax included)
Start Time: 8:30
Meeting Location: Tono Travel Delicatessen
End Time: 14:10
Ending Location: Tono Travel Delicatessen

A local guide takes you on a journey cycling through old-town Tono and the heart of the village's beautiful farmland. Visit a hop farm, take a break at a traditional farmhouse, and finish up with a lunch at the farmhouse restaurant with delicious craft beer.

  • 01

    Countryside Cycling

    Orientation & Cycling: 2 hours

    Bikes will be assigned following check-in at Tono Travel Delicatessen and a brief orientation.

    Located in Iwate Prefecture, Tono is responsible for one-sixth of all hops produced in Japan. The town itself actively integrates the culture surrounding hop production into the experience of its visitors, both through locally produced beers as well as tours and other programs. With its distincitve history and stunning natural landscape, Tono is a true gem hidden in the Japanese countryside.

    The cycling trip begins in old-town Tono, continuing onto a well-maintained cycling path connecting the town with the expansive farmland surrounded by a mountainous backdrop. This course is a 13km ride in total, cruising along with the guide setting a pace gentle enough to take in all of the beauty.

    Meeting Location: Tono Travel Delicatessen (2-3 Shinkokucho, Tono, Iwate)

  • 02

    Farmhouse Rest Stop

    Rest & Cycling: 40min

    Stop by at Agriturismo Omori, a traditional farmhouse inn, for a homemade specialty beverage reflecting the seasonal harvest. An organic tomato harvest can be experienced during summer months.

  • 03

    Hop Farm Visit

    Farm Visit & Cycling: 1 hour 10min

    Between July and August leading up to harvest season, the hops grow into tall, beautiful colums forming an expansive green curtain. A local hop farmer introduces all of the work that goes into cultivating high-quality hops.

  • 04

    Harvest Lunch & Craft Beer

    Lunch: 1 hour 50min

    Craft beer awaits back at Agriturismo Omori, with a homemade lunch prepared using an abundance of fresh seasonal harvests. After lunch, a taxi ride back into town will drop you off right at Tono Travel Delicatessen.

    Location: Agriturismo Omori Farmhouse & Inn

    Tour Details:
    ・Meeting Time: 8:30
    ・Tour Duration: 8:30-14:10
    ・Tour Capacity: 2-6 participants (Age:12+)
    ・Price: ¥9,500 (Includes mountain bike, helmet, rain poncho, guide fees, lunch, drinks, insurance, and taxi fare)
    ・Please bring comfortable atheletic shoes, a bottle of water, and a mask.
    ・Biking Distance: 13km
    ・A guide will be present at all times.

    【Registration】Regristration dates to be published shortly.

    【Please Note】
    The majority of this tour takes place on a bicycle. Before registration, please make sure all participants are capable of riding a bicycle.

    The tour itinerary may be altered or cancelled due to poor weather conditions, insufficient number of participants, or for other reasons previously unforeseeable if determined to be in the best interest of participant(s) or staff.

    Cancellation Policy (Details will be made available shortly.)

    Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, programs may be cancelled or altered, and participation from certain locations may be restricted.

    【Cautionary Measures】
    A mask may be required for participation.

    Participants' temperatures will be taken upon arrival. Those with a high temperature may be withheld from participation.

    Participants experiencing a fever or symptoms of illness are kindly asked to refrain from participation.

    Tono Travel Delicatessen

    Operated by: Tono Natural Life Network
    In Partnership with: BrewGood