Event: Biking in Higashiyoshino

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Enjoy a ride and beautiful autumn scenery in Higashiyoshino

A casual cycling event will be held in Higashiyoshino, a village with clear streams and serene mountains. This event is not about competing for speed or distance but about riding a bike while enjoying the scenery.

Hiyoshi no Sato Marche / ひよしのさとマルシェ

What’s the fun part of this event?

You can get a prize by collecting points at checkpoints on the route. You can go around in any order you like!

Date & Time

Saturday, November 27th

Reception: 9 am - 9:45 am
Starting time: 10 am
Ending time: 2 pm


Fee: Free
Requirements: 3rd grade and up (a parent or guardian must accompany junior high school students and younger)

  • Advance registration required (see the bottom of this page for application)
  • As for food and drinks, bring your own or purchase on the route.
  • The event may be canceled in case of rain. (The decision will be made based on the weather forecast on the 25th and will be notified by phone.)
  • A limited number of rental bicycles are available. If you like to rent one(s), tell us when you apply.


You will be riding in Higashiyoshino Village, mainly along the river: A total distance of 28km.

Higashiyoshino Biking Route

Reception & Parking

Higashiyoshino Biking Venue

99 Ogawa, Higashiyoshino Village, Yoshino-gun, Nara Prefecture(FYI: Higashiyoshino Village Office

Important Notes

  • There will be no traffic restrictions during the event. Please observe the traffic regulations.
  • Please wear a helmet.
  • The road surfaces in the mountainous area are rough and rocky. We recommend you carry spare tubes, etc., to resolve troubles.
  • Some part of the route has no phone signal.
  • The organizer has taken out accident insurance. The organizers will provide support in case of accidents, etc. However, participants are responsible for dealing with any problems between themselves.
  • The organizer will not be held accountable for any damage or theft of cars, bicycles, or personal belongings.
  • Parking is free of charge.
  • Please refrain from sleeping in cars, setting up tents, or using fire in the parking lot or nearby areas.
  • The organizer will check your body temperature on the day of the event. If your temperature is 37.5℃ or over, we kindly ask that you refrain from participating in the event.
  • It is mandatory to have liability insurance on your bicycle in Nara Prefecture, where the event is held.
  • The event is subject to change or cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns.
  • If your earned points appear to be fraudulent, they will be invalidated.


Max. number of participants: 100

  • First-come-first-served basis
  • Apply for a group of up to five people. (For example, if you are a party of 6, you can split into two groups: 3 and 3)

To apply, contact us by November 24th

Organizer: Higashiyoshino Village