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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

From US$72.10
Highlights
  • Explore scenic Kyoto like a local on this biking tour
  • Travel light—bike and helmet are provided
  • Leave the navigation to your guide as you enjoy the scenery
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
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Overview

Pedal off the beaten path in Kyoto on this half-day bike tour. You’ll get an overview of the city, while leaving the navigation to your guide. With a maximum of nine people in your group, you'll have plenty of opportunity for questions as you explore the former imperial city, criss-crossed with back alleys and hidden paths. Travel light, as you’ll be provided with a bicycle and helmet.

What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at the centrally located Kyoto Station. You’ll get a properly sized bike and helmet, and listen to an orientation and safety briefing. Note that this tour covers about 9 miles (15 kilometers) and requires a moderate level of fitness and cycling ability.

Once you’re comfortable, pedal off into the former imperial city. Take in the scenery while traveling like a local with your guide in the lead.

Head to Kamo River for panoramic downtown views, stopping at the sacred gate of the Heian-Jingu Shrine for some photos. Hear about the history of replicated structures from Kyoto’s past.

Next, wind through alleys and across canals to Nanzenji Temple, where you’ll learn about classic Zen Buddhist architecture. Your last stop is at the Path of Philosophy, lined with hundreds of iconic cherry trees.

At the tour’s conclusion, return to Kyoto Station.
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Enjoyable tour around Kyoto

Our tour guide Joao was friendly and good fun to cycle with. We enjoyed each of the sights that we cycled to and would recommend the tour as a good starter to see what's on offer around Kyoto. With more time we probably would have...More

Thank Adam K
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great fun - highly recommended

A great and enjoyable way to see Kyoto. Our guide Kohei was a great guy who made the day fun. He knew all the back roads and avoided traffic - great ride along the river and to selected shrines and temples, as well as a...More

Thank PeterMe60
VentureJapan, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Peter, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Kohei and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with him enough for recommendation. Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! Kind regards from everyone @ Venture

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great bike tour

Sean was a great guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Highly recommended to get to know the east side of the city.More

Thank Lex M
VentureJapan, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lex, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Sean and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with him enough for recommendation. Glad you appreciated his knowledge and friendly approach. Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to see the city

We had a great tour around the city of Kyoto with our guide Yuta. Kyoto has lots to see with some great temples and shrines which are easily accessible while biking around.

Thank Kristopher G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
biking in kyoto

Excellent way to start holiday in Kyoto and wonderful guide in Sean san - funny , enthuisiastic but knowledgeable, British/Japanese so excellent English/Japanese interpreting. General overview of history, nearby temples, Gion district and philosophers path. Small group, approx. 4 hours . easy cycling. lots of...More

Thank Jayne H
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