Guided tour

Nara: City Highlights Shared Group or Private Bike Tour

Activity provider: Japan Tour Adventure

Nara: City Highlights Shared Group or Private Bike Tour

Activity provider: Japan Tour Adventure

From US$ 73.95 per person

Discover the incredible architecture and fascinating history of Nara on a shared group or private guided bike tour.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Japanese, English
Private or small groups available


  • Explore the highlights of the city of Nara on a guided bike tour
  • Admire the beautiful surroundings of Nara Park
  • Visit the Todai-ji Temple and admire its famous Buddha statue
  • See the thousand lanterns of the Kasuga Taisha Shrine
  • Learn about Japanese history, Buddhism and Shinto with your guide
Full description

Embark on a guided cycling tour around the city of Nara. Discover some of its significant landmarks including Nara Park, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Tōdai-ji, and the Oshikien Garden.

Meet your guide in Nara and after a short introduction and safety briefing, you will be ready to set off. Put your helmet on, jump on your bike and head off to discover the beauty of the city. 

Admire the beautiful scenery of Nara Park as you ride along at a relaxed pace. See the friendly deer who roam freely within the park and take in the views of the beautifully maintained surroundings.

Stop at the Todai-ji Temple and learn more about Buddhism and Shinto culture with your guide. Stroll through its grounds and gaze in awe at the 15-meter-tall giant Buddha statue.

Next, head to the Kasuga Taisha Shrine to see its thousand lanterns. Then, continue to the Kikuichi store, a high-end Japanese cooking knife retailer, before heading back to the starting point.

  • Bike tour
  • Guide
  • Bike and helmet
  • All entrance fees
  • Bottle of water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the local partner’s office at Nara Cycle Tours. The meeting point is located 2 minutes walk southeast of the JR Nara Station. Look for the metal shed next to the food truck base.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • The tour may be canceled if the day’s weather forecast (Japan Meteorological Agency) says the chance of rain is more than 60% You will be informed in the evening the day before, so be sure to check your mail the night before the tour

Product ID: 387094