You Can Now Rent Bikes to Tour Nara City

Bike sharing services are all the rage!


Nara Bike Share
Nara Palace Site Historical Park Tenpyo Miharashi Tourist Information Center
4-6-1 Nijo-oji Minami, Nara City, Nara
Contact: +81-120-116-819
Open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more details, check their website at http://docomo-cycle.jp/nara/


Touring around the attractions in Nara? Maybe you should give their bike-sharing program a try!


Docomo Bike Share began their operations in the downtown Nara area with the
Nara Bike Share last March 24. They have around 150 electric bikes at 19 different rental ports, so you can rent and return the bikes as you go! They are also planning to set up rental ports at Lawson convenience stores.


The rental ports are also the charging stations for these electric bikes, so you can travel longer distances and climb steep slopes around Nara.


Sightseeing in Nara on bicycles is a different experience from sightseeing on foot!


To rent an electric bike from Nara Bike Share, you have two options:


The first option is to get an IC card (or 1-Day Pass) from the Nara Palace Site Historical Park Tenpyo Mitsuki-kan Tourist Information Center. You can register for this at the front desk.
For ¥2,000, you can rent a bike for the whole day until 11:59 p.m.


Press START on the control panel then tap the IC card to unlock the bike.


The second option is to register on the membership website. Simply log in and acquire the passcode for renting a bike. One member can use a bike for one day: ¥162 for the first 30 minutes and ¥108 for 30 minutes after that. Or, you can pay ¥1,500 to use a bike for the whole day until 11:59 p.m. as well.


For online registration, press START on the control panel and enter the passcode to unlock the bike.


There are two bike-share rental ports at Nara Palace Site Historical Park,
while others are scattered at downtown stations and sightseeing spots: Kintetsu Yamatosaidaiji Station, Kasuga-Taisha Shrine and Kairyuo-ji Temple, among others.


For a list of rental ports and contact details, see the list below:


Nara Palace Site Historical Park Tenpyo Miharashi-kan
4-6-1 Nijo-oji Minami, Nara City, Nara
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., but open until 10 p.m. on weekends.


Nara Palace Site Historical Park Cycling Sta.
4-6-1 Nijo-oji Minami, Nara City, Nara
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., but open until 10 p.m. on weekends.


Kasuga-Taisha Shrine Bicycle Parking
Kasuganano-cho 160, Nara City, Nara
Open: 24 Hours

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Sanwa Saidai-ji Temple Minami-machi Bldg.
Saidaiji-Minamicho 1-3, Nara City, Nara


Kairyuo-ji Temple Bicycle Parking
Hokkeji-cho 897, Nara City, Nara
Open: 24 Hours

Provided by Japan Walker™ and Kansai Walker™ (28 March 2018)


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