Try E-bike at Hakuba village.
Hi, I'm Haruyo.
Last weekend was a four-days weekend, I worked on Saturday though.
In the middle of it, I went to Hakuba village in Nagano prefecture to try E-bike.
E-bike is like a mountain bike with electric power. You'll be surprised how much it is. The price is.. around 400 thousand yen! (around $3800.)
Google map said we could reach the village in four hours, and no wonder we would arrive as it did.
In the end, we arrived in six hours in total. We left Tokyo at 7:30 a.m. then arrived at 1:00 p.m. There was so much more traffic than I was expecting. But the traffic on the way was better. It's on the way back!! The traffic on the way back was pretty terrible. I thought the most scary thing is human.
There was still traffic even at 10:00 p.m. Can you believe this? I was exhausted. I literally thought I want to change my holidays for another days. I mean, now my holiday is Saturday and Sunday but I want to get other days to become holidays for me. I want to avoid Saturday and Sunday. I think it makes me free.
As I was in Hakuba village, I was impressed with the huge, beautiful mountains. Rice fields in front of them looked small. Sometimes I was confused about how far they were away. But I loved the landscape. Though It was the second time to visit the village, it feels good whenever you visit. There are much nature.
In the trial of E-bike, I drove through a small path in a mountain, beside rice field and river. Sometimes I went into mud, through between logs, up high slopes. I drove to anywhere maybe I won't walk, and there I was able to see great views. How many times did I think I want to take pictures of them? I'll definitely come here again to do it.
Although we arrived around 1:00 p.m., an hour passed in the section, but the instructor did for us for two hours as it was supposed to be. I really appreciated. I found my husband was enjoying e-bike too because I saw smile in his mouth.
Also I was able to buy shine mascot that is a brand of grapes at cheaper price. In Tokyo you need to pay around 2000 yen at a bunch of it but I got it there at 800 yen!! There is nothing quite like buying fruits in production area. I should have bought it more.