Shiga Ninja & Farming experience

In this tour, we will ride bicycles South East of Shiga to Koka city, a place famous for its beautiful nature and Ninja village. In addition to the Ninja village, you will also stop by a country-side traditional Japanese house and its rice field, where you will try to plant some rice seeds by hand, just like Japanese people used to in the past. Let's learn about the technique of farming and try it by ourselves!

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Japan Cool Adventure

Our purpose is to make you experience in Shiga pref. of Japan through fun and unique activities. Shiga is a prefecture full of wonders that we want you to live from the inside. Make you spend a unique moment and discover the wonders of Shiga. The "Japan cool adventure" is brought to you by O'pal and Friendship Adventures.



We are traveling by mountain bike to the "Koka" area.

  • Try the japanese farming
  • Lunch with the local farmers
  • Ninja place and change your costume to Ninja!
  • Beginning of the Ninja training to become a Ninja !
    We move around riding bicycles. Koka area is famous for the Japanese Ninja


You can farming, rice planting, reaping and harvest of vegetables, and make our lunch all together at a traditional Japanese house with the local farmers. After that, we will head to the Ninja village for your Ninja time!

Cycling distance covered: 15-20km *The Farming experience will be change by the season.

Program from Nov. to Mar.
[Farming Experience] Harvest of vegetables: Japanese white radish, white rape etc.
[Making Traditional Japanese Food for Lunch] e.g.) Miso soup, Rice cake with using Mortar and pestle, etc
[Ninja Experience] @Koka Ninja Field

Meeting Place

Meeting time: 8:00am
Meeting place: In front of JR Otsu
Break up time: 17:00 to 17:30pm at JR Otsu station.

  • * The tour schedule might change due to the weather or traffic reason
  • * Otsu station is 10 min. ride from Kyoto station on the JR Line.

Available Dates(as of 19 Oct.)

Nov. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Dec. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29


Adult 11,800yen (over 16 years-old)
Youth 10,800yen (from 12 to 15 years-old)


Bicycle rental
Shoes for farming
Ninja Village entrance fee
Insurance and Tax


Minimum number of participants: 3 (If there are not enough participants registered 2days before the event, unfortunately the the event will be postponed. In such case, participants will be contacted by phone or email and the tour fee will be fully refunded).


  1. Being able to ride a bicycle safely.
  2. Being between 10 and 58 years old, physically and mentally healthy. *Hight must be over 140cm.
  3. Understanding Japanese or English. (Those under 18 years old must have the consent of a guardian)


Please understand that there are some limitations on participant eligibility. Those whose height is under 170cm and weight is over 95kg may not participate in the tours due to problems related to rescue procedures. Also, pregnant women as well as people suffering from health issues or heart problems should refrain from participating in the tours.

Please bring these items.

  • Rain coat *Especially from end of June to end of July because of the rainy season
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

  • More than 8 days before the tour date: No cancel fee
  • 7-3 days before: 30%
    *2 days before: 50%
  • 1 day before: 70%
    * On the tour day: 100%


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