Private Tour - Explore Origins of Japanese Buddhism on a Cycling Tour!

Many regard Japan with temples and Buddhism, so why not visit the places regarded as the origin of Japanese Buddhism?

We will visit Asaka, Nara. Asaka was the first place where Buddhism was introduced from China around the 7th century, there are temples with over 1000 years of history. Every temple is full of charm, rich in nature, and somewhere the Buddha is older than the Great Buddha of Nara. Which temple will you like the most? Your otomo tour guide will explain the sights one-by-one to you!

Don’t forget the electric bike! You can enjoy the scenery of a Japanese hometown by a paddy field. Cycling around the former capital by bike, maybe the start of a historic tour!
* Duration: 5 to 6 hours
* Starts: Asuka, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Many regard Japan with temples and Buddhism, so why not visit the places regarded as the origin of Japanese Buddhism?

We will visit Asaka, Nara. Asaka was the first place where Buddhism was introduced from China around the 7th century, there are temples with over 1000 years of history. Every temple is full of charm, rich in nature, and somewhere the Buddha is older than the Great Buddha of Nara. Which temple will you like the most? Your otomo tour guide will explain the sights one-by-one to you!

Don’t forget the electric bike! You can enjoy the scenery of a Japanese hometown by a paddy field. Cycling around the former capital by bike, maybe the start of a historic tour!

Itinerary
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Stop At: Bicycle Rental, 13-1 Koshi, Asuka, Takaichi District, Nara 634-0138, Japan

Asuka Rent a Cycle: Rent an auto-bicycle, let the tour begin!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tachibana-dera Temple, Tachibana, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun 634-0142 Nara Prefecture

Tachibanadera Temple: Built in the 7th century, it was a temple built to spread Buddhism in Japan! There are many spots to see, such as a bronze horse statue and a mysterious statue!

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Okadera, 806 Oka, Asuka, Takaichi District, Nara 634-0111, Japan

Okadera Temple: A temple located on a hill. See the beautiful view of Asuka, the woods, and Sanjunoto. If the weather is nice, it will be very pleasant!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ishibutai Tumulus, 254 Shimashō, Asuka, Takaichi District, Nara 634-0112, Japan

This is the symbol of Asuka. This is said to be a grave of a powerful person. You will be overwhelmed by the large stones piled up!

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Site of Asuka Itabuki-no-miya Palace, Oka, Asuka, Takaichi District, Nara 634-0111, Japan

Asuka Kyuseki: The grounds of a palace from 1300 years ago. Traces of the palace and walls still remain today. A little more excitement? This was once the capital and center of Japan.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nara Prefecture Complex of Man’yo Culture, 10 Asuka, Asuka-mura, Takaichi-gun 634-0103 Nara Prefecture

Exhibits Japanese song culture that prospered in the ancient city, Nara. Time-slip back to the lives of people when Nara flourished You can also visit another site which is related to Asuka palace.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Asuka-dera Temple, 682 Asuka, Takaichi District, Nara 634-0103, Japan

A temple that has bigger Buddha statue than the famous Buddha of Nara Kofukji It is regarded as where Japanese Buddhism was born. There is an old saying that only the Buddha remains in the temple even if the temple is on fire.

Duration: 30 minutes