This is a leisurely bicycling tour around Asuka under the guidance of local instructors.
Somehow even foreigners visiting the Asuka area for the first time feel an intriguing sense of nostalgia for the place.
One reason may be that the entire village is carefully protected under the Ancient Capitals Preservation Law, aimed at conserving both the historical and cultural heritage of Asuka and its surrounding natural environment.
During the tour, you can unravel the mysteries of the ancient tombs and stone objects, imagine the old capital as it was 1,400 years ago, and explore the breathtakingly beautiful scenery of terraced rice fields.
This cycling experience will enable you to see, hear, touch, contemplate, and imagine Japanese rural life and satoyama scenery at its best.
Come and enjoy a charming bicycle journey, getting to know villagers and greeting the friendly locals along the way.
|When||Year-round (9:00 am-12:00 midday）|
|Starting point||Asuka station on the Kintetsu Yoshino line|
|Ending point||Rest area at Ishibutai Area of Asuka Historical National Government Park
(179-1 Shimasho, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun, Nara)
|Age range||15 and over|
|No. of people||Minimum 2 people (max. 6)|
|Cost||¥6,000 per person|
|What to bring||・ Loose, comfortable clothing, shoes
・ Water or other beverage
・ Day pack, hat, sunglasses may also be useful
・ Rain gear (according to weather conditions)
|Reservations||At least 7 days in advance|
For reservations and details
Nara Visitors Bureau
3F Nara Visitor Center & Inn
3 Ikeno-cho, Nara-shi
Tel: (0742) 23-8288