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Wellcome to Shinetsu-shizenkyo!

Let's enjoy cycling in the beautiful landscape of the Japan's hometown (FURUSATO) Iiyama,Nagano.

Have you ridden a bicycle instead of driving your car recently? We almost forget how amazing it is to feel the wind, smell of flowers and the sound of great nature.We are introducing tours of each seasons to experience our beautiful scenery,tradition and seasonal food. This tour includes a rental bicycle, lunch and a English-speaking tour guide to show you around the city.

Let's take Hokuriku Shinkansen & Iiyama station expands your adventure!

[Place] Shinetsu-Shizenkyo Activity Center
[Price] Participation fee includes tour guide・rental bicycle・helmet・lunch or snack・insurance・tax
*Transportation expenses to Iiyama station are not included.
[Bring]Drinks・towel・hat・ back pack (will be needed to bring your belongins. There are back packs available for rent.)

There is a 2 person min.10 person max. for all bike tours.

[Tour detail]
①8/21(sun) 10:00~15:00 trial price ¥2,000
Get refreshed with water from natural spring in Kijimadaira!

Drink delicious cold water at Ryukouji Temple and experience Uchiyama paper making which has something to do with water!

②9/11(sun) 10:00~15:00 trial price ¥3,000
Experience the traditional simple life of a temples of town,Iiyama!
Ride to a temple to learn about the tradition and eat traditional vegetarian dishes to purify your body and soul.

③9/25(sun) 10:00~15:00 trial price ¥2,000
Cycling through golden sea of rice fields tour!
An experience available to be seen only once a year, the beauty of golden rice fields.

④10/16(sun) 10:00~15:00 trial price ¥2,000
Two for one cycling tour!
It's the best season to enjoy amazing vegs and fruits, and of course sports!

⑤11/13(sun) 10:00~16:00 trial price ¥2,000
Nozawana cycling tour!
It's our tradition to pickle Nozawana this time of year.
Let's ride to Nozawa onsen village to find out more about their culture and tradition.

shinetsu-shizenkyo activity center
TEL : 0269-62-7001
mail :
771-1, Iiyama, Iiyama-shi, Nagano, 389-2253, Japan
9 : 00-18: 00 ( Apr. to Oct.) 9 : 00-17: 00 ( Mar.)
The tours are subsidized by Nagano prefecture, chiiki hatsu genki zukuri shien-kin .



July 27, 2016 Snow Festival & Kamakaura Festival on Feb.11 & 12, 2017

Iiyama Snow Festival:
Date: Feb.11 & 12, 2017

Kamakura Festival:
Date: Feb.11 & 12, 2017

*Further information will be announced around early January.


May 12, 2016 Chikuma Riverside Evening Fireworks Display

Chikuma Riverside Evening Fireworks Display

Date: Aug.14th

The Fireworks show is held on August 14 on the banks of Chikuma River.

*15min on foot from Iiyama Station


January 28, 2016 Snow Festival & Kamakaura Festival on Feb.13 & 14, 2016

Snow Festival & Kamakura Festival in Iiyama city

Date: Feb.13 & 14 2016
For the details:
Snow Festival:

Kamakura Festival:
(Japanese only)

For further information, please visit
Tourist Information at Iiyama Station
(English service is available from 9:00am - 17:00pm)


January 05, 2016 The Shinetsu Shizenkyo Super Value Ticket for sale

Japan`s ultimate ski experience.
The Shinetsu Shizenkyo Super Value Ticket for sale!!

The Shinetsu Shizenkyo Super Value Ticket 2015-2016
is for sale again this winter.
It is Japan`s ultimate coupon books that can be used at 21areas, 39ski hills
across 9cities, towns and villages in Nagano and Niigata prefecture.

21,000yen for a 5-tikcet pack.
Each ticket can be redeemed for a 1-day lift pass,
also many resorts offer facility discount and coupons
in addition to the lift ticket.

You can split it amongst a group, or keep it all for yourself.
Unused tickets may be returned to Shinetsu-Iiyama Tourism Bureau,
and your choice of Shinetsu Shizenkyo local goods will be sent to you.
(Goods can be shipped only to locations within Japan)

Purchase the ticket book at The Shinetsu Shizenkyo Activity Center
in Iiyama station and TIC TOKYO at Tokyo station.

1000 booklets only!
Endless fun and adventure in Shinetsu Shizenkyo!!

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January 04, 2016 Iiyama Station Tourist Information opening hours

Shinetsu-Shizenkyo Iiyama Station Tourist Information Center

Open 8:30am-6:00pm

We send out the tourist information of Shinetsu-Shizenkyo which includes 9 areas around Iiyama Station.
We have staff that speak English.
We can assist you with bookig hotels, storing baggage, trasportation, and all other information you need.
You can buy traditional crafts here.


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