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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

  • 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
Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

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 yesterday via mobile
Bike Tour in Kyoto

We had been informed that this tour was good and it did not disappoint. From the get go our tour guide Sean was wonderful, making effort to remember everyone’s names in the group. (I’m sure this can be hard considering how many different people he...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 6 days ago
So worth it!

Great tour, Yuta ia an AWESOME guide. Myself, husband and college-aged son agreed it was a highlight of Kyoto. We appreciated the historical information Yuta shared during the tour which enhanced our visit the following three days touring other sights in Kyoto. We happened to...More

Thank Peggy P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Almost 100F but still a great time!

Yuta was a great guide and provided not only a well organized ride but also great cultural information (shrines, temples, religious customs, etc.) at all the key stopping points. It was Very hot weather but there were sufficient breaks and it was actually more refreshing...More

Thank Mobilpegasus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Excellent way to see Kyoto

This was the first time we had ever booked a bike tour to see a city. It was an excellent idea. First of all, you could cover so much more ground as bikes are far faster than walking. Second of all, you get an instant...More

1  Thank Mellie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see Kyoto even in a heatwave

The tour is informative and a fun way to scope the city. Our guide João was relaxed and made everything easy, giving a potted overview of Japanese culture and history as we cycled the key areas of Kyoto. It was a super hot day and...More

Thank Penny R
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July 3, 2018|
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Response from MrsWBN | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we didn’t go very fast not too far. Many stops along the way and very controlled since it’s a small group.