Time Traveling Experience! Kashihara Cycling Tour

  • Program
    Per Person(Electric Bicycle):8,500 JPY
    Per Person(Standard Bicycle):8,200 JPY
    time period
    All seasons
    Approx. 3 hours
    Language Japanese,English

From the beginning to modern times. Enjoy your Time Traveling Experience!

Let’s go cycling with a qualified English speaking guide, visiting the Shrine of the first emperor of Japan and the site of Japan’s first full-scaled capital as well as historical houses and an inn of the Mid and Early-Modern Eras. You can enjoy the long history of Japan by just taking this tour. So why don’t you have your own Time Traveling Experience with us?
Program details
Program Time Traveling Experience! Kashihara Cycling Tour
Program fee

Per Person(Electric Bicycle):8,500 JPY
Per Person(Standard Bicycle):8,200 JPY

Available time period

All season program

Required time Approx. 3 hours
Schedule 9:00  Meet at Kashihara Navi Plaza 1F (1min. from Kintetsu YamatoYagi Station)
    Rent a bike at the Information Center
    Electric Bicycle ¥8,500 Standard Bicycle¥8,200 Per Person
    ↓ 1.54km(6 min.)
9:20  Fuda No Tsuji Crossroads, Ofusa Kannon Temple
    Walk through a traditional inn, and a temple famous for roses and windchimes.
    ↓ 1.1km(4 min.)
9:50  Fujiwara Palace Site (the ruins of Japan’s first full-scaled capital)
    You can appreciate flowers of each season here. Instagram Spot!
    ↓ 3.41㎞(14 min.)
10:20  Kashihara Jingu Shrine
    (enshrined Emperor Jinmu, the first Emperor of Japan)
    ↓ 1.35㎞(5min.)
11:00  The Imperial mausoleums of Emperor Jinmu
    We can feel the solemnity when we visit here.
    ↓ 1.3㎞(5min.)
11:20  Imai town (Preservation District for Groups of Historic Buildings)
    Enjoy walking around a labyrinth-like town.
12:00  The end of the tour
    Please return your bicycle by yourself by 17:00.
group / party -Minimum: 2 participants
-Maximum: 5 participants
Requirements for participation age: 15 or above (Suitable for beginner riders and above, provided they can ride a bicycle.)
Minimum number of participants: Two (maximum: 5)
- Electric Bicycles, Standard Bicycles (adult size)
- The bicycle saddle is adjustable for a height range of approx. 140 cm to 185 cm.
- Please let us know beforehand if your height is outside the above range.
Things to bring / required items - Please come in comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for cycling. - Water or drinks of your choice - May be useful to bring a backpack-R[1]Ctype bag, a hat, and sunglasses. - Rainwear (If needed.)
Included in this fee - Bicycle rental fee
- Guide fee
Not included in fees - Personal expenses
Meeting location Kashihara Navi Plaza 1F (1min. from Kintetsu YamatoYagi Station)
Meeting location Detail Meeting time (09:00)
Address of meeting location 1-6-8 Naizen Cho, Kashihara-city, Nara-prefecture

*By car
- 20 minutes from Mihara JCT of Minami Hanna Road.
- 70 minutes from Kansai International Airport via Wakayama JCT of Hanwa Expressway, Keinawa Expressway .

*By public transportation
- From Kyoto:
Take a train from Kyoto Station, Kintetsu Railway, get off at Yamato Yagi Station.48 minutes by limited express
- From Osaka:
Take limited express for Nagoya or Kashikojima at Kintetsu Namba Station and get off at Kashihara Jingumae Station. 35 minutes by limited express (45 minutes by express)
Limousine Bus
- Fron Kansai International Airport
Take a Limousine bus for Kintetsu Yamato Yagi Station. Approximately 60 minutes.

* Please check train routes and connections beforehand. The number of trains is limited.

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Pick Up Service None
Payment method Payment by credit card
Language Japanese,English



If you don’t show up at the meeting place on time, it will be regarded as a cancellation by you.
The tour will be on even if it rains.
* Note that if a weather warning or advisory is issued in Kashihara City as of 7:00 AM the day of, the tour will be cancelled with a full refund.
- Tour end: At Imai Town
- Use of a bicycle after the tour ends: It is possible for you to use the bicycle after the tour ends, but please return it by 17:00 at the meeting location.


A cancellation fee shall be charged as below if you cancel your booking.
The tour will be on even if it rains.
* Note that if a weather warning or advisory is issued in Kashiahra City as of 7:00 AM on the day, the tour will be cancelled with a full refund.
Please accept this cancellation policy before booking.
*From 7 to 4 days before the tour or on the day of the tour: 50% of the tour fee
*3-1 days before the tour: 100% of the tour fee
*After the start of the tour / No show on the day: 100% of the tour fee

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* The deadline for submission of request is 5 days before the desired date to allow for processing time. Therefore please send request early.

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  • Profile

    Nara Visitors Bureau is a DMC (Destination Management Company) based in this ancient city, Nara. We offer various tours that are not just sight-seeing visits, but are cultural and historical experiences in which you can feel, touch and taste the real Nara.


    Welcome to the Birthplace of Japan. Kashihara is a Wonderland of History. From the foundation period to the early modern era, this three - hour cycling will help you understand the history of Japan. So why don’t you join us and have your own Time Traveling Experience!

    Company information

    Company:Nara Visitor's Bureau
    Address:3 Ikeno-cho Nara-city Nara-prefecture

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