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New Year's celebration on snow bikes

bike ride

New Year's celebration on snow bikes

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
bike ride

New Year's celebration on snow bikes

bike ride

New Year's celebration on snow bikes

Duration
3.5 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We gather 2300 at my store on Dec 31th. After a briefing, we start at 2330. You can enjoy fatbiking on the snow and experience the unique atmosphere and Japanese traditional culture from New Year's Eve to New Year's Day. I will take you to Erinji-temple and we will ring the huge bell to eliminate our selfish desires (Japanese call this JOYA-NO-KANE). The sound of the bell will refresh us. After that we will move on to the next experience. We will go around 3 shrines joining local Japanese people to pray to the gods that 2020 will be a good year and wish for a happy year ahead. We will visit TOYOHIRA shrine, NAKANOSHIMA shrine, and NANTOKU shrine. You can celebrate new year in the Japanese way, and you can enjoy a mini adventure fatbiking on the snow.

Your host

Learn more about Shoji

Shoji

Mr Shoji Arimori I've lived in Sapporo over 20 years, and ridden snow bikes over 15years , and enjoyed Fat Biking on snow for over 10years. I'm also the owner of Southern Wind bicycle store. I didn't stop snow biking even when over20cm of snow fell. Utilising these experiences ,I can show you the winter life of deep snow city Sapporo. I love riding my bike to find sightseeing spots that aren't even known by Sapporo people. I'm very honored to show you beautiful scenery that you can enjoy only in ''winter''!

What's included

Equipment
FATBIKE with spike tires and handle bar cover. Helmet and head and ear warmers .

Where you'll be

Erinji temple. This is an old temple in Toyohira ward. You can experience JOYA=NO=KANE like local Japanese. TOYOHIRA shrine.Dedicated to the god of Toyohira -Misono district. NAKANOSHIMA shrine. Dedicated to god of Nakanoshima district. NANTOKU shrine. Dedicated to god of Suisha-cho. We visit 3 shrines. We call this SANSHAMAIRI (1st greeting to 3 gods at New Year). Japanese believe this will make our new year a happy one.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Experience of riding bicycle about 20-30km on asphalt will be welcomed

More tips

We use bicycles which is installed spike tires.You don't worry about flipping down.Winter biking is blood pumping activity.You'd better avoid wearing thick dow jacket. We don't stop because of snow fell.When snow falling, you'd better wear contact lenses not a glass.

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Shoji
New Year's celebration on snow bikes
New experience
$155/person
New experience
$155/person