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
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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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.
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.
The visit of the ancient funaya
Using the electric bicycle in general and getting to go inside a fish house. Lots of good opportunities for photos
Seeing the fisher houses.
Riding an e-bicycle was very interesting experience. You can enjoy beautiful views and at the same time you don’t get tired.
Great tour guide and experience of the area! Loved cycling around and hearing about the local life.
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!!
An amazing experience. The bikes where in perfect condition and the guildes where very knowledgeable. Very fun and relaxing day.
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- Name of facility
- Ine Tourist Information
- Name of experience
- An e-BIKE tour around the Funaya houses
- 491 Hirata, Yosagun Inecho, Kyoto 626-0423
- From 10:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m.
- Closed between
- December 1st to the end of February
- from 3,800 yen
- Payment methods
- Cash only
- Number of guests accepted (groups)
- Up to 12 people
- Telephone number
- Multi-language support
* Only basic English support is available.
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)