Mountain Biking & Cycling

E-Mountain Biking in the Japanese Alps (Half Day)

Come bike the Norikura Community Mountain Bike Trail, the first mountain bike trail accessible in a Japanese national park.


3 hours


May to November


Norikura Kogen, Nagano

Group size

1 to 5 persons




9,800 - 18,000 JPY


山口 謙 Ken Yamaguchi

山口 謙 Ken Yamaguchi

Director of Northstar Outdoor Adventures


E-Bikes are motorized sport bikes that allow you to ride longer distances with greater ease. Northstar offers tours that allow people to more easily enjoy the beautiful nature of Norikura Kogen with special bikes that can be used for off-road riding. Experience the first mountain bike trails accessible in a Japanese national park with E-MTB! We offer both half-day and full-day tours. Pricing Half Day: 1 person: ¥18,000/person From 2 persons: ¥9,800/person One Day: 1 person: ¥29,000/person From 2 people: ¥16,000/person Consumption tax, guide fee, bike rental, helmet rental, accident insurance, and trail maintenance fee are all included.

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Sample itinerary for full-day tour: Morning 09:15: Registration 09:30: Riding lesson 10:30: Departure for tour Afternoon 12:30: Lunch time 13:30: Afternoon tour 15:30 ~ 16:30: Tour ends


Participants must be at least 13 years old and at least 145 cm tall and able to ride a bicycle. * Children 13 and younger must be accompanied on the tour by a parent or guardian. For participants 14-18 years old, a parent or guardian can stay at Northstar while the tour is underway.


Comfortable clothes that are easy to move in and can get dirty (long sleeves and long pants are recommended for sun protection).


If you have any questions about facilities or about local accommodations, please contact us.

Access info

Express buses from Tokyo (Shinjuku), Nagoya, Chubu International Airport, and Osaka/Kyoto area to Matsumoto are available. From Matsumoto: Take Matsumoto Electric Railway from Matsumoto Station to Shin-shimashima Station Then Transfer to Alpico Bus and get off at the Norikura Kogen Tourist Information Center stop (300m from Northstar). It takes about 80 minutes from Matsumoto Station to the Tourist Information Center bus stop.

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Nearest station

JR Matsumoto

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If you come by car

1 hour