Activities in Chikuma


Chikuma River Cycling & Running

The Chikuma River Bike Path is the perfect location for cycling and running as its superb views enable you to take in the pleasant river scenery and beautiful surrounding mountains while you cycle or run.

ZUKUDASHI eco tours

Choose either a town walk or cycling, and take a guided trip through the history and culture of Togura Kamiyamada Onsen and Chikuma.

  • Tour fee: 4,000 yen for 2 hours
  • Bicycle rental: from 1,000 yen

Obasute Night View Tour

This tour takes you to see a beautiful nighttime view from Togura Kamiyamada Onsen to Obasute.

  • Departure time : 8pm
  • Available on : Saturday
  • Time required: 90min
  • Fee: 3,000yen/Adult 1,500yen/Child (12 years old or under)
  • Minimum participants: 4
  • Includes souvenir
  • Booking request through your accommodation

Pottery work shop Sueh Workshop

Experience making Japanese pottery. Lessons by local ceramic artist Akiko Furuno. Allow 1 month for kiln. Finished items can be mailed (Postage extra)

  • Reservation required
  • Held on: Most days
  • Location: Shuzo Collection
  • Fee: Depends on class
  • Available between: 9am – 5pm
  • Time required: 30 – 120min
  • Participants: 1 – 15
  • Reservations: Tel: 070-4817-7016

△Potter’s wheel class: 1-2 hours, 3,300yen (make 2 pieces)

“MISOMARU” Making Misogura Takamura

MISOMARU (miso balls) make from Miso and seasoning. It will be Miso soup when put in hot water. 30min on foot from JR Obasute Station.

  • Reservation required Reservations at least two days in advance
  • Held on: 2nd week in January – November (except 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month and Sundays)
  • Location: Misogura Takamura
  • Fee: 1,000 yen per person
  • Available between: 9:30am – 4:30pm
  • Time required: 30 – 40min
  • Inquiries:

Japanese Tea Experience Kimijima-en Tea Shop

Enjoy green tea made by a Japanese tea instructor along with confectionery at this long-established tea house. 30min on foot from Shinano Railway Togura Station. In Togura Kamiyamada Onsen town

  • Reservation required Reservations at least one day in advance
  • Held on: Monday – Saturday
  • Location: Kimijima-en Tea Shop
  • Fee: 1,000 yen per person
  • Time: 1pm – 1:30pm
  • Time required: 30min
  • Participants: 2 – 4
  • Inquiries:


Chikuma is the hometown of the SHINSHU BRAVE WARRIORS – a team that plays in Japan’s pro basketball B League. You can go to watch the team training or match. Please contact them about schedule information.

  • Prior contact required
  • Training visit: Free
  • Game ticket: 2,500 yen (advance) per person – unreserved seats
  • Home games: Kotobuki Arena Chikuma (Koshoku Gymnasium)
  • Inquiries: Tel: 026-214-7022

Mascot: Burea(C)SHINSHU BRAVE WARRIORS/b-league