Sokoiko! Nagasaki E-Bike Tour: Feel the International Charms of Nagasaki
- Duration: 3 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Nagasaki-city, Nagasaki
- Product code: EN-NGS-7228-72281
Uncover the charms and history of Nagasaki, an important port town in the late 19th century. The city is well known for its exotic mixture of Western, Chinese, and Japanese culture. Cycle around the south area of the city which a mixture of international culture influence remains. This tour starts from Café & Petit Hostel “ROUTE” (15-minute walk from Nagasaki Station).
- Enjoy the cultural charms of Nagasaki and cross into the realm of a mix of Japanese and Western cultures.
- Witness stories of how Western culture affected Nagasaki.
- Cycle around the many hills of Nagasaki and enjoy beautiful landscapes.
- Go around and visit local gems with a local guide.
- Once you finish, reflect on your tour and think about how the mixture of different cultures generated a new set of values that still survive to this day.
Choose from two start times, 9:00 or 13:30.
[9:00 / 13:30] Meet up & Introduction (Bicycle, course of the tour, etc.)
[9:20 / 13:50] Depart from ROUTE. Visit Nakamachi Church featuring a mixture of Japanese and Western cultures. Dejima used to be the only gateway to Japan under the isolationist policy during the Edo period. Watch from outside and think back to the period.
[10:00 / 14:30] Go down to the port where you can see the World Heritage sites. Look at the beautiful contrast between the green of the park and the blue of the sea.
[10:30 / 15:00] Vist the Dutch Slope, filled with exotic and picturesque moods. We will tell you some stories about Christians in hiding and the life of foreigners at the time. Try to climb up the steep slope (up to 20 degrees).
[11:00 / 15:30] Visit Minato Koen located at the end of Chinatown. We will tell you about how the Chinese in Nagasaki lived and Chinese culture influenced Nagasaki.
[11:45 / 16:15] Go down to the old downtown area. Visit the Meganabashi-bridge and Tera-machi. Get a feeling for how they lived back then.
[12:15 / 16:45] Standing on the modern street, we will look back on the tour and think of the historical background of Nagasaki. Visit Suwa Shrine, the major Shinto shrine of Nagasaki. We will tell you the histories leading up to the present day.
[12:30 / 17:00] Go back to ROUTE.
The Glover Garden, old churches, and Chinese Temple give Nagasaki a international atmosphere and creates a unique culture in Japan. We are going to explore the historical background and hidden places normally not seen by tourists.
Soko-iko's cycling tour takes you around some historical ruins and fascinating spots of the 1500s to the present day which blends in with the modern landscape of Nagasaki.
Our local guides are very friendly. They will make you feel like you are going with friends on a tour. Nagasaki will feel like your second home!
【THINGS TO NOTE】
- Duration：3 hours
- Meeting point：CAFÉ ＆ HOSTEL ROUTE
5-14 Nishizaka-machi, Nagasaki city, Nagasaki prefecture 850-0051
- Access：A 10-minute walk from Nagasaki Station
- Language support：Japanese, English（Guide)
- Included：3 hours with a local guide, bike rental, and insurance
- Excluded：Food and drink
- Items to bring：Drink
- Clothes：Comfortable clothes easy to move in
- Participation requirements：
・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.
・Not recommended for pregnant travelers.
・Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.
- Special support：
In case of an accident: If you get sick or injured on the tour, the staff will take you to the nearest hospital.
- Free Wi-Fi：No
- Other things to note：
*The tour will be canceled if it rains. We will e-mail you at least 24 hours before.
*Please note that depending on the circumstances, the tour may be delayed in finishing by about 30 minutes.
【HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES】
・Face masks required for travelers in public areas
・Face masks required for guides in public areas
・Face masks provided for travelers as needed
・Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
・Social distancing enforced throughout the experience
・Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
・Gear/equipment sanitized between uses
・Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
・Guides required to regularly wash hands
・Regular temperature checks for staff
・Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
・Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption
7 to 4 days before the tour date: 40% of the tour price
3 to 2 days before the tour date: 60% of the tour price
The day before the tour date, on the day of the tour: 100% of the tour price
※Right after the online settlement is made, a cancellation fee of 10% will be incurred in case of cancellation.
※The cancellation fee includes handling charges.