Izu Hike's staff have moved to Fuji Five Lakes to focus on our business offering guided hikes to the summit of Mt Fuji, as well as bike tours and winery tours in the mountain's foothills. Find us there at www.fujibiketour.com.
Although we will be located too far away to continue offering Izu Hike's single-day tours, we would be happy to meet requests for multi-day hiking and biking tours in Izu. If you're interested in a multi-day tour in Izu, contact us.
Wasabi Terraces Bike and HikeDifficulty: Moderate
Duration: 6 to 8 hours
Hike length: 15 km (9 mi)
Bike ride length: 20 km (12 mi)
Terrain: Country roads and forest paths
Elevation gain: 1 km (3,300 ft)
Trailhead elevation: 20 m (70 ft)
Summit elevation: 1 km (3,300 ft)
Accessible seasons: Year-round
Camping allowed: Yes
Departs from: Matsuzaki City
Guide fee: ¥5,500/person for 3 or more people, ¥8,000/person for 2 people or ¥16,000 for 1 person
Bike rental fee: ¥3,000/person
Other costs: Optional hot spring bath entrance fees (¥500/person)
Description: Bike alongside rice and flower fields to the foot of a pine-blanketed mountain. Ascend via terraced valleys lush with wasabi, the Japanese horseradish plant. Walk beside streams where countless delicate waterfalls splash over mossy rocks and swimming holes brimming with cool, crystal-clear water beckon. Panoramic views of forested mountain ranges and an excellent butterfly watching spot await at the summit's treetop lookout tower. An optional bath at an outdoor riverside hot spring tops off this journey.