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Cycling through the Lotus Fields in Naruto

Follow along this guided tour through the lotus fields of Naruto.

Natural Landscapes, Lotus Field Excurions

The city of Naruto sits inside Tokushima Prefecture, one of the nation’s largest producers of lotus root, and as such is home to several different lotus fields. On this cycling tour you’ll follow a guide through an area that even the guidebooks haven’t covered for a cozy cycled across the country roads used everyday by the locals who live there. Get ready to discover gorgeous scenery like you’ve never seen.

Your tour starts by meeting at JR Ikenotani Station. Then you’ll head out to pedal around the lotus fields on your rent a cycle. Between February and May you may catch a glimpse of the storks, a nationally protected species, as they raise their young. In June the lotus leaves will spread across the waters and in July through August the lotus flowers will begin to bloom, offering up an all year-around collection of gorgeous lotuses. Enjoy a moment to take in the scenery of the lotus plants while enjoying some new trivia about nature and lotuses and told by your guide.

After pedaling through the lotuses its time to head over to a direct produce sales market for a souvenir and taste of the region’s seasonal vegetables. There’s even a dining area inside where you can try udon tapped with plenty of wakame or other bites.

Your tour will come to a close with lunch at Renmaru Café, a spot specializing in delicious dishes featuring lotus root. For an extra special touch, there’s even a real lotus paddy inside the restaurant, and plenty of deliciously seasonal, regional ingredients to enjoy.

Highlights

  • A serene foray into the landscape of lotus fields that even guidebooks haven’t covered yet.
  • Chance to see the wild storks between the months of February and May.
  • Shop for unique souvenirs at the Direct Produce Market Egao.
  • Your lunch spot includes lotus root based dishes, and even a whole lotus pond at the center of the café.

Photos

  • A tranquil adventure across the land of lotus fields.

    A tranquil adventure across the land of lotus fields.

  • A chance to catch the storks during the February to May nesting season.

    A chance to catch the storks during the February to May nesting season.

  • The delicate, round flower bulbs blooming in July and August.

    The delicate, round flower bulbs blooming in July and August.

  • Use your guide’s explanations to see the landscape in a whole new way!

    Use your guide’s explanations to see the landscape in a whole new way!

  • The direct produce market “Egao” (lit. “smile”), selling a lineup of Naruto’s seasonal flavors.

    The direct produce market “Egao” (lit. “smile”), selling a lineup of Naruto’s seasonal flavors.

  • A lotus paddy sits inside the café building.

    A lotus paddy sits inside the café building.

  • Lip-smacking delicious dishes using heaps of lotus root and other fresh, local delights!

    Lip-smacking delicious dishes using heaps of lotus root and other fresh, local delights!

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Details

Tour Name
Cycling through the Lotus Fields
Address
Meeting Location: JR Ikenotani Station on the Kotoku Line (※Tour ends at Naruto Station)
Phone Number
088-625-0220 (※) Air Travel Tokushima
※Inquiries: Mon – Fri. 9:30am -5:30pm. Reservations must be booked at least 3 days prior to tour (not including weekends or holidays)
Payment Methods
Cash, Credit Card(MasterCard, VISA, US, JCB, NICOS)
※Payment is processed through Air Travel Tokushima.
Tour Availability
All year, between 9:00am – 1:30pm (total time about 4.5 hours)
Regular Holidays
Tuesday, Wednesdays
Tour Fare
for one person: 64,200yen
for 2-person tour: 38,000yen
for 3-person tour: 29,000yen
for 4-person tour: 24,000yen
for 5-person tour: 21,600yen
for 6-person tour: 20,000yen
Available Languages
English
Tour Notes
Tour price includes all transportation fees incurred after tour begins, translator fee, guide fee, lunch, rental cycle fare (please make it to Ikenotani Station by your own means.)