Unveil Nara with native rickshaw guide

奈良市, Japan

Experience hosted by Shun And Hibiki

  1. 60 mins
  2. Hosted in English and Japanese

What you'll do

Getting on the rickshaw, is the Best way of going around Nara park area!  Can get an new viewpoint from two meters height, and you will have your pictures taken with your host, then here we go for a ride!

During the forty-five minutes ride, you will be watching magnificent views from the rickshaw and the host will take your instagrammable pics at some of the best viewpoints. Hosts may give you some quiz about secrets of deer, and some of the venues to be visited. To make most of the time to cover the wide area for visiting, basically the host runner will recommend you not to get off the rickshaw, but the host's guide and changing scenery never lets you down.
The order of the course is as follows, and try counting how many deer your will find during your ride!
1)Tobihino area
2)Ukimido
3) Nice view of historic Inn in the forest (Ed-san, etc.)
4)First gate of Kasuga Grand Shrine
5) Five story Pagoda of Kofukuji
6) Herd of deer before governmental office
7) Entrance of Isui-en and Yoshiki-en garden
8) Himuro Shrine, the deity of ice

Pls note that delay for meeting time is acceptable until 30minutes.
Other things to note
2 seats by one rickshaw are available, and in some cases one guest may be riding with another one guest who meet for the first time. At your reservation, we will ask you if it is acceptable.
Getting on the rickshaw, is the Best way of going around Nara park area!  Can get an new viewpoint from two meters height, and you will have your pictures taken with your host, then here we go for a ride!

During the forty-five minutes ride, you will be watching magnificent views from the rickshaw and the host will take your instagrammable pics at some of the best viewpoints. Hosts may give you some quiz about secrets of deer, and…

What's included

  • Equipment
    baby baggie or wheelchair can be loaded on the Rickshaw.
    We can assi...

Meet your Host, Shun And Hibiki

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are born and grew up in Nara! We do not go through ordinary sightseeing, but show you the best little known viewpoints and tips of Nara central area!

Shun’s motto is to be always sensitive about seasons of Nara! : trees and flowers, their scents,etc. and it keeps him hitting new ideas for the best views and experiences. His large figure(hight189cm) gives guests confort of stable running.

Thanks to Hibiki's wonderful global experience he likes communicating with people, makes much of Ihigo-ichie(Treasure every meeting). He is surely one of the rare international guides in Nara area.
We are born and grew up in Nara! We do not go through ordinary sightseeing, but show you the best little known viewpoints and tips of Nara central area!

Shun’s motto is to be always sensitive about seasons of Nara! : trees and flowers, their scents,etc. and it keeps him hitting new ideas for the best views and experiences. His large figure(hight189cm) gives guests confort of stable running.

Thanks to Hibiki's wonderful global experience he likes communicating with peopl…
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About the organization: ウェルネスインバウンド協会



Nara Wellness Tourism (Wellness Inbound Association) is a non-profit organization providing private tourist, families, corporate retreats, etc. with unique and detailed (not touristy) experiences of Nara. https://www.gonarastay.com/ They help Nara-based shrines, temples, ryokans, stores, and individuals, etc. to be recognized globally.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to ウェルネスインバウンド協会.

Where you'll be

Tobihino : Wide lawn area surrounded by forest and wild wisterias
Ukimido: Instagrammble spot often shown in TV dramas and cinemas
Edo-san Inn and Shiki-tei Ryokan in the Nara park forest.
Ichi-no-Torii (Kasuga Grandshrine first Vermilion gate)
Five story Pagoda of Kofukuji temple
Herd of deer before Nara governmental office
Entrance of Isui-en and Yoshiki-en garden
Himuro Shrine( deity of ice)
and come back to Daibutsuden Crossing.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Santika
November 2019
We had a great time with Hibiki san, we came late because we took the wrong train and Hibiki patiently waiting for us. It was a fun activity and bonus Hibiki san took a great photo of me and my husband
Zijie
June 2019
Shun and Hibiki are super nice and absolutely professional. The whole experience was amazing and we got to go deep into Nara park where tourists rarely visit. We had our own pleasant time with deers and visited a few scenic spots in the park. Would definitely recommend to all.
Eileen
February 2019
Shun-san and Hibiki-san were very accommodating! As we were traveling with a baby, they were ok to pick us up at the station instead of the park, which makes it easier for my family. Timing wise they were also able to adjust for us. My family, especially my 6yo son, enjoyed the ride very much. We were glad we travelled to Nara and took the ride with Shun san and Hibiki san as they were very passionate about what they are doing. Very quick to respond to my queries too!
Madelene
December 2018
Highly recommended and worth every penny to explore the less touristy part of Nara Park on a Trishaw. Both Shun and Hibiki, made our little adventure more meaningful with description in English at each destination (Instagram worthy).
Alisha
November 2018
This experience is a MUST! Do yourself and your travel partner(s) a favor and just book this! Nara is a popular destination for tourists, and for good reason! But by doing the experience we were able to cover a lot of ground and see WAY more than others. Not to mention step away from to crowded areas. Hibiki, our rickshaw driver, not only took us around the park to see all the deer; we went to unknown spots where he provided local insight. We also stopped at a few very picturesque spots where he took our picture. These pictures will last a lifetime! Thank you Hibiki, we are truly grateful :-)
訓子
October 2018
今回は、朝からどしゃ降りの雨にも関わらず、濡れないようにと心使い、あまり知られてない穴場スポットなど丁寧に、ガイドしてくださいました。人力車など、そう簡単に乗れる事などないので、珍しさも有るけどとても乗り心地良く、ワンランクアップの思い出となりますよ!是非是非おすすめです。 もう1つマッチョ、イケメン、フレンドリーと三拍子揃ってるガイドさんです。 又是非お願いします。

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Camera, smartphone (not mandatory)

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.