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$ 73.22 per person

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

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Japanese, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • 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

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the bike base near the "Toichi Shougakko" bus stop. (東市小学校)。 Find the bike base by looking for "Japan Tour Adventure in Nara" on Google Map. Youtube link to follow instructions by bus from JR Nara Station and Kintetsu Nara Station.

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Great tour with personable guide. This bike tour is particularly recommended on hot days, as you can reach all the important sights quickly and easily. It also gets high quality bikes. A very nice idea was that the guide took pictures of the whole tour, which he then made available to me. Great tour, full recommendation!

August 6, 2022

Product ID: 387094