See Nara’s breathtaking landmarks and stunning landscape on bicycle with Cycling Tours Japan. They offer a fun alternative to sightseeing in Nara; their routes lead you deeper compared to public transportation. The courses are led by a certified guide who will take you beyond touristy spots.
The World Heritage Tour course covers 25 kms, takes 3 hours, and departs at either 9:00 or 13:00. Some places covered includes Gangoji Temple and Toshodaiji Temple.
If you’re interested in temples, mountains, and forests, another option is the tour starting at JR Nara Station and including a combination of well-known sights (Todaiji Temple) paired with the lesser frequented Mt. Wakakusa and Kasugayama Primeval Forest. About 4 hours with an early start time of 8:00
Further away from Nara City, the 40 km ride covering the Yamanobe-no-Michi trail, a section of Japan's first road, takes you through Asuka and past attractions such as Nara’s premier maple tree.
Recommended group sizes are from two to six people and tours cost ¥6,500 per person. Additional fees apply for bicycle rental. Lunch is not included but your guide can make recommendations based on your needs.
Last update: 2021-02-12
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1-3-5 Nishitomigaoka, Nara
From Kintetsu Gakken Nara Tomigaoka Station:
- 26 minutes on foot from the station.
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