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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking

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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.
  • 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
  • Great choice for travelers of all fitness levels and children over 13 years
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Japan, 〒602-8336 Kyoto, Kamigyō-ku, 一条通七本松西入滝ケ鼻町429−23
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • English-speaking route coordinator
  • Rental bike
  • Rental helmet
  • Water
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daitoku-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Kotoin
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • No-shows or missed bookings due to lateness are nonrefundable
  • Must arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time, we depart promptly at 9 am or 1 pm if we do not hear from you
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We really enjoyed our tour with Lianca. She was super knowledgeable about the local culture and history, showed us some really cool spots including a bonsai nursery and little tea house behind the temple serving white miso arashimochi (grilled sweet rice dessert). It was
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The trip was great, the route was diverse and our guide lianca was excellent, she had great knowledge of everything Japan.
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Great way to see and learn about lots of temples in Kyoto. Sean is friendly and informative, and both knowledgeable and passionate about his city. The electric-motor assisted bicycles are a great way to get around town, even for those of us with creaky knees. The
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We did this on the basis of TripAdvisor reviews and so glad we did. Great way to see the Japan you wouldn’t otherwise witness. Just cycling through the streets you see a different side of normal life. We even went right out into the country side too. Some cool temples, tea
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Our guide, Lianca, was extremely friendly and did an amazing job of explaining and entertaining! I feel like a learned a lot and gained an insight into Kyoto that I didn't get in other cities during my trip through Japan. We heard about history, culture and language in some
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