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Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

By: Noru
  • See Kyoto from a local's perspective and visit hidden sites that locals love
  • You’ll pedal past top attractions like Kinkakuji temple and Kitano Tenmangu
  • Spend time in the fresh air and escape the crowds in Kyoto’s busier areas
Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour
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On this bike-ride exploration of Kyoto’s hidden gems, you’ll beat the crowds and visit more peaceful parts of the city. From zen gardens to UNESCO-listed temples such as Kinkakuji, it’s the perfect way to spend time in the great outdoors. You’ll also learn about Japan’s history and culture from your guide along the way. And you can pack light, as a foldable bike and helmet are both provided.

What to Expect

Your day begins at Kyoto’s NORU bicycle shop, where you’ll be fitted for a helmet and given a bike for the day. After that, start your bike ride and explore Kyoto’s hidden gems. The day will be easygoing, suitable for all fitness levels, and you’ll cycle roughly 4.3 miles (7 kilometers).

In addition to visiting hidden places that locals love, you’ll see some of Kyoto’s top attractions. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Kinkakuju temple—plus other temples such as Daitokuji, Kitano Tenmangu, and Koto-in.

Your guide will take you off the usual tourist trail to discover hidden alleyways, zen gardens, and beautiful scenery that’s often overlooked. It’s a glimpse at a side of Kyoto most tourists don’t see. You’ll end the day back at the original meeting point.

Reviews (112)
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Reviewed yesterday
Perfect way to see Kyoto

Absolutely loved the tour hosted by Lianka! Full of brilliant insights into the local culture and area, we spent the rest of our time in Kyoto following her tips! The tour was not overly strenuous but we covered a good distance.

Thank TheMoretonAdventure
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Tour

Although not cheap, we thought this was a great way of seeing Kyoto. Lianca was a great guide; and having had a Japanese Guide in Tokyo (a getting the Japanese view of themselves) it was really interesting to get the perspective of a non-Japanese resident....More

Thank Dafttea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wonderful Intro to Kyoto

This tour was my favorite experience in Kyoto. Jack was an amazing tour guide. His years of studying Asian cultures and teaching shined. I enjoyed getting to know him. He took us to quiet shrines/temples and even a lesser know Geisha district off the in...More

Thank Katrina D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great insight into cultural sites of Kyoto

The experience was fabulous. The guide did a really good job of pointing out interesting aspects of all the places we visited, and was very knowledgeable when asked any type of question. I had visited several temples previously, but going through the golden temple with...More

Thank anthonyS9264FU
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fun and informative!

This was a very interesting and relaxing tour! We saw multiple historical sites as well as every day Kyoto while riding from site to site. The guide was friendly and made the whole tour a fun and enjoyable experience.

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21 October 2018|
Response from MamaBaer6 | Reviewed this property |
That's a tough question, since I don't know your age or exact fitness level. I don't recall any intense hills or difficult pedaling. Our group was made up of people 50 years old and younger. We kept a very leisurely pace... More