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An e-BIKE tour around the Funaya houses

Explore the town of Ine, where a large cluster of Funaya houses stand, on a relaxing ride on an electric bicycle

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Bike tour (with electric assist) around Ine

The town of Ine is located on the eastern tip of the Tango Peninsula. Along the five kilometers of the bay that surrounds the town, about 230 Funaya houses or traditional fisherman houses with places to dock boats on the first floor, stand in a row. This program offers three types of tours, all of which you can relax and enjoy the beautiful cityscape and scenery with a guide.

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Photos

  • The area is popular for not being too touristy, and you can see a glimpse of the real-life in a fisherman village.

    The area is popular for not being too touristy, and you can see a glimpse of the real-life in a fisherman village.

  • An appeal of this program is the interactions with locals while you cycle.

    An appeal of this program is the interactions with locals while you cycle.

  • The meal you eat while looking at the calm farming village of Tsutsukawa is exceptional.

    The meal you eat while looking at the calm farming village of Tsutsukawa is exceptional.

  • Thoroughly enjoy the ocean sceneries! [Funaya & amazing beach scenery e-BIKE tour]

    Thoroughly enjoy the ocean sceneries! [Funaya & amazing beach scenery e-BIKE tour]

  • The wild scenery is the appeal of the Japan Sea beaches, which is entirely different from the Ine Bay scenery.

    The wild scenery is the appeal of the Japan Sea beaches, which is entirely different from the Ine Bay scenery.

Reviews

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  • Happy Ronin

    I really enjoyed this bike tour. Not only was a able to ride an electric bike for the first time, but I was able to ride a very nice electric bike! The two tour guides were really nice and friendly guys. One was formerly in the Japanese Self-Defense Force and the other was a fire fighter. It was easy to see their passion for starting this bike tour. Everywhere we went the locals would wave and say hello and I could see that our 2 guides have good relations with the people in the area. I really enjoyed being able to visit one of the fishing/boat houses, "Funaya". My favorite part of the bike tour experience was learning about the amazing history of the bay and and seeing it`s wild life. The area has a remarkable history of whaling and even up to 2 years ago, their last catch, when a whale comes into the bay a alert signal plays through town and the fisherman gather their boats and work together in catching it. As for the nature and wildlife, I have never ever...ever seen so many hawks before in my life. I remember looking up one time and there were about 25 flying above me. Near the end of the tour as we rounded a mountain bank there was a large red faced monkey in a tree above us. It was amazing to see one so close. Unfortunately the weather was rain, but strangely enough that did not bother me at all and I had a wonderful time.

  • Katie allen

    Experiencing local fishing life and getting to know more about the beautiful town of Ine. Great to be outside on a bike to explore the town.

  • Lioneye

    The visit of the ancient funaya

  • alistair95

    Using the electric bicycle in general and getting to go inside a fish house. Lots of good opportunities for photos

  • Matthias

    Seeing the fisher houses.

  • Diana

    Riding an e-bicycle was very interesting experience. You can enjoy beautiful views and at the same time you don’t get tired.

  • Charlie

    Great tour guide and experience of the area! Loved cycling around and hearing about the local life.

  • Steve

    Bike ride was super fun! Tour guide was nice and spoke English clearly. Tour guide had interesting information about whale hunting traditions. My favorite part was the tour of a real boat house. Seeing the real way a local lives was so interesting!!

  • Cooper

    An amazing experience. The bikes where in perfect condition and the guildes where very knowledgeable. Very fun and relaxing day.

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Experience information

Name of facility
Ine Tourist Information
Name of experience
An e-BIKE tour around the Funaya houses
Address
491 Hirata, Yosagun Inecho, Kyoto 626-0423
Hours
From 10:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m.
Closed between
December 1st to the end of February
Budget
from 3,800 yen
Payment methods
Cash only
Number of guests accepted (groups)
Up to 12 people
Telephone number
090-6787-6526
Multi-language support
Available (English)
* Only basic English support is available.
Official Website
Official Website (English)