E-Mountain Bike & Trekking Tour of Oyamadumi

From JPY ¥21,400.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Imabari, Ehime
  • Product code: EN-EHM-7246-72462

【OUTLINE】

Enjoy a cycling and trekking guided tour that traces the history of Oyamadumi Shrine, watching over Japan from Omishima Island in the Seto Inland Sea, and climbs to the top of the shrine rich in nature. Enjoy the view with a hot coffee brewed by your guide directly at the top of Mt. Anjin! 


【HIGHLIGHTS】 

  • Experience the full inspiration of Oyamadumi Shrine, a shrine dedicated to the god who watches over the country from Omishima!
  • Cycle along the approach to the shrine, once an important maritime transport hub, located in the middle of the Seto Inland Sea!
  • Visit the historic Oyamadumi Shrine, the only shrine in Japan to have been given the title of "General Shrine of Japan".
  • Trek to the most beautiful spot of the sacred mountain "Anjinzan"!
  • Enjoy a cup of coffee made by a barista and admire the beauty of the Seto Inland Sea at the top of the mountain!

【PRICES】

21,400~ 36,900 yen (tax included) 

* The maximum price includes the option.


【SCHEDULE】

[13:00] [START] Meet in front of WAKKA Hotel for the briefing of the tour, E-bike size fitting and safety checks.

[13:30] Transfer by "cycle taxi" carrying you and the bicycles to the starting point, Miyaura Port.

[13:40] Start of the e-bike tour on arrival at Miyaura Port (>Ichino-torii>>the approach to the shrine>the shrine).

[13:50] Visit Oyamadumi Shrine

[15:10] Cycle up to Mount Anjin

[15:20] Leave your bike at Mt. Anshin mountain trail entrance, and trek to the top. Enjoy coffee served by the guide there!

[16:30] Ride your bike downhill.

[16:45] Take the cycle taxi back to WAKKA

[17:00] The tour terminates upon arrival at WAKKA


【DETAILS】

Visit the island Omishima in Ehime prefecture, which is located in the heart of the Seto Inland Sea to learn the deep historical culture of Oyamadumi Shrine, the largest shrine in Omishima, through active experiences such as cycling and trekking.


Oyamadumi Shrine, the focal point of this tour, enshrines Oyamadumi Mikoto, the older brother of Amaterasu Omikami, the highest-ranking Japanese god. Therefore, the shrine is regarded as a venerable place that has been given the title of "Japan's total guardian" (= shrine that protects Japan) since ancient times. Enjoy the beautiful unspoiled landscape of Seto Islands along with the changes the way of the people’s lives in Omishima centered on the belief of Oyamadumi Shrine.


Miyaura Port, the start point, was an important base for maritime transportation during the samurai era.


View the large shrine gate in front of the harbor and cycle along the approach to Oyamadumi Shrine.


The approach leading from "Ichino Torii", which is the official entrance of Oyamadumi Shrine, to the shrine is busy with many ships and worshipers entering the port from Miyaura Port, and was once lined with souvenir shops and restaurants. Since the opening of the Shimanami Kaido, known as one of the best places for cycling in Japan, there are currently no passenger ships served at Miyaura Port. Nowadays, migrants are opening shops related to the area, and you can enjoy where the present and the old coexist. However, it clearly shows that the area has developed around Oyamadumi Shrine and maritime transportation.


Once arriving at Oyamadumi Shrine, get off your bicycle, tour the site, and worship.

You will learn the history of Oyamadumi Shrine from the guide.


When you dive into the profound main gate, you will see a large camphor tree with a strong presence.

The camphor is a sacred tree of Oyamadumi Shrine and is said to be 3,000 years old.

It is also considered as a power spot, and there is a legend that your wish will come true if you hold your breath and make three laps around you. Why don't you try it as a memory of your trip to the shrine that watches over Japan?


Worship at the front shrine of Oyamadumi Shrine, which is also designated as an important cultural property. It is said that military commanders used to visit here to pray for and show gratitude for victory.

Oyamadumi Shrine, where many people have long prayed for safety as the stage of the Great Battle in Setouchi and as a key point of maritime transportation. Today, many cyclists visit here to pray for traffic safety.


You can also receive a formal traffic safety prayer in the front shrine, which is an important cultural property. (*additional charges apply.)


In addition, about 80% of the armor that has been designated as a national treasure and national important cultural property of Japan is preserved and exhibited in the "Treasure Museum" of Oyamadumi Shrine.

The armor is the best preserved in Japan, and Japan's oldest Heian period (8-12th century) armor is also on display. Hence, Omishima is called "National Treasure Island".

(*additional charges apply.)


After worshiping and greeting one of the Gods, you will experience trekking.


Walk to the top of the mountain while enjoying the spectacular view of the beauty of Tajima.

It takes about 30 minutes to reach the summit of Mt. Anjin.


A special time awaits you once you reach the summit. A barista who inherits one of the best techniques in Japan, will brew coffee for you at the top of the mountain.

Enjoying a barista's coffee while admiring the spectacular view from the top of the mountain will be a blissful time. * We refrain from using disposable items to protect the beautiful nature of Omishima. The coffee will be served to your own bottle/cup if you bring your own.


Finally, enjoy the exhilaration downhill to the foot of the mountain!


Experience the history and rich nature of Omishima which is yet to be known by many.

* The finishing time of the tour will change for those who wish to "visit the treasure hall (1 hour)" and "pray experience (20 minutes)".


【THINGS TO NOTE】 

  • Duration: 4hours

  • Minimum number of participants:2 people

  • Meeting point: WAKKA Hotel, Reception desk [MAP]

    6691-1, Iguchi, Kamiura-cho, Imabari, Ehime Pref. 794-1402

  • Access: 3 minutes walk from Iguchi Port bus stop

    ≪From Fukuyama Station≫ Highway bus + Local Bus

    Take the Highway bus "Shimanami Liner" from Fukuyama bus station to Omishima bus stop (about 50 minutes), then transfer to the local Setouchi Bus from Omishima bus stop to Iguchi Port bus stop (about 5 minutes).

    ≪From Matsuyama ≫ Local Bus

    Take the Setouchi Bus from Matsuyama City Station Bus Stop No. 5 to Iguchi Port bus stop (approx. 2.5 hours) *You may need to change buses at Imabari Pier depending on the time schedule.

  • Pick up location: Omishima BS [MAP]

    Amasaki, Kamiura-cho, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture 794-1403

    * If you wish to pick up and drop off at the meeting place, please select pick up and drop off at the time of booking.

    Please wait at the place where you get off on the day. We will pick you up a car marked "WAKKA".

  • Tour conductor for 24 hours: No

  • Accompanying National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter or Local Licensed Guide Interpreter: No

  • Language support: Japanese, English

  • Meals (included in a tour fee): No

  • Included : 
    ・4-hour bicycle rental (E-mountain or E-cross type)
    ・guide fee
    ・trekking experience (including coffee)
    ・support car
    ・bicycle transportation

  • Excluded:
    Transportation to/from WAKKA before and after the tour, as well as personal expenses not mentioned above.

  • Items to bring:
    ・Sweatproof/Comfortable clothes
    ・wind breaker type vest
    ・sneakers or light trekking shoes
    ・backpack
    ・Drink

  • Participation requirements:

    ・Not recommended to persons with heights fear.

    ・Not recommended for travelers with back problems.

    ・Not recommended for pregnant travelers.

    ・Not recommended for travelers with heart problems or other serious medical conditions.

  • Free Wi-Fi: No

  • Toilet: Yes (Western-style)

  • Other things to note:

    ・ Your guide is carrying a first aid kit. However, we will arrange your prompt transportation to a medical facility in case of serious injury.

    ・ The trekking to Mt Anjin summit includes rocky and slippery paths, so we highly recommend you to wear comfortable shoes. (Trekking shoes are best)

    ・ If you have a fear of heights, please let us know in advance or refrain from participating.

    ・ If you are not confident in operating your bicycle or feel tired or uncomfortable during the tour, please do not push yourself and talk to the staff, as the cycle taxi can carry you downhill or over difficult paths on the road.

  • Other things to note:

    ・ If 3 or more people participate, E-cross bikes will be used.

    ・ Your guide is carrying a first aid kit. However, we will arrange your prompt transportation to a medical facility in case of serious injury.

    ・ The trekking to Mt Anjin summit includes rocky and slippery paths, so we highly recommend you to wear comfortable shoes. (Trekking shoes are best)

    ・ If you have a fear of heights, please let us know in advance or refrain from participating.

    ・ If you are not confident in operating your bicycle or feel tired or uncomfortable during the tour, please do not push yourself and talk to the staff, as the cycle taxi can carry you downhill or over difficult paths on the road.


【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 sickness symptoms
・Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
・Contactless ticket redemption


【TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS】 

Before booking the tour, please check and agree to the Tour Terms & Conditions and save the document.

Check [TOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS] here(Japanese)


【TOUR PLANNER AND CONDUCTOR】 

Regional Branding Institute Co., Ltd.
Aqua Terrace UⅡ Bldg. 8F, 2-20-3 Kaminarimon, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 111-0034
Travel Agency registered with a Tokyo Governor 2-7547
A regular member of All Nippon Travel Agents Association


【CANCELLATION POLICY】

10 to 8 days before the departure date of the tour 20%
7 to 2 days before the departure date of the tour 30%
The day before the departure date of the tour 40%
On the day of the departure date of the tour 50%
After the tour departed, No show 100%