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Cycling at Lake Yanaka

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Have fun day at Lake Yanaka, which is the only dam set on flat ground in Japan. We will rent the city bikes at the destination and enjoy cycling around the heart- shaped lake leisurely. First, we will ride a bike around 10 km along Watarase river to the very popular Ramen shop. Gain energy and ride back to Lake Yanaka and semi-circle the lake till we reach our goal. This is a relatively flat course and mostly vehicle free but we do recommend riders have these basic skills & abilities; ride up and down mild inclines, ride for 30 minutes between breaks and 2.5 hours total, navigate between or around basic obstacles, negotiate u-turns, and be comfortable riding in close proximity to other path users such as cyclists, runners, and walkers.

>>>Approximately 21km, 2.5 hours.

*It is for ages 6 and up or taller than 120 cm (Kid bike side 20 inch)
*Bike size for adults will be 26 inch.
*Do not bring own bicycles.
Wear: Appropriate shoes and clothing for cycling, (gloves), Helmet.
Bring: Rain suits, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Water, Towel, Yen for lunch and anything you may need.


Adult (12+) $56, Youth (6-11) $54  (Rental bike, Guide , Transportation included)

Registration Information

Choose from 2 easy ways to register for Outdoor Recreation/Leisure Travel tours:

*In Person
Stop by the Outdoor Recreation office, located in building 267!

*Telephone 263-4671
Give us a call Monday through Friday, 8 A.M.~ 7 P.M. or weekends from 8 A.M. ~ 5 P.M. We are closed for all U.S Federal Holidays

===Before Signing up for hiking trips===
Please consider your physical fitness. We do not recommend to participate in hiking trips if you have knee/heart problems, asthma and any other illness.