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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

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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.
  • 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
  • Hit Kyoto's highlights more quickly than you would by walking
  • Commentary from your guide sheds light on the city’s imperial history
  • Small group limited to nine means plenty of time to ask questions
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Kyoto Eki mae, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Please note: Shimogamo Shrine will no longer be visited on this tour.
  • Please note that this tour covers about 15 kilometres by bicycle, and can be quite strenuous for travellers who are not used to cycling. We recommend this tour for guests who have at least a medium level of fitness ability.
  • Maximum group size is 9
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: Kyoto Urban Adventures
Tanya H
Lot's of fun
Despite the rain and cold winds, this tour with Kosuke was great! He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer
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Great way to see the city
We booked this as a group activity but there was only the 2 of us on it as it was low season so in effect we got a
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Allison E
Melbourne, Australia
Essence of Nara Tour
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Naoko Okada was excellent she gave us lots of information and was great
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Rana R
Marietta, Georgia
Best walking tour ever.....
This was our first trip to Kyoto and before coming, we did not know much of the history of the region. Our tour
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A must do
We had a great time with Ko as our guide. A very informative experience along a scenic route. A great way to see
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Fantastic morning in Kyoto
This morning our tour guide Fumiko took us on a totally enjoyable, informative and fascinating bike trip to a
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marian cavallaro aka “Britt”
Awesome Kyoto backstreet adventure
The best way to see Kyoto by far. Our English speaking guide Ko was fantastic and took us to temples and shrines
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Reuben H
Essence of Nara walking tour
My mom and I had the pleasure of attending this tour with Naoko as our guide. Coincidently it was just the 2 of us
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Nick S
Perth, Australia
Great trip
We had a lovely afternoon with Masayo as our guide. She gave us a good insight to Japanese culture and history.
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Abby H
No faults!
Guide had good knowledge and English. We had plenty of time to look around/didn’t feel too rushed. Pre arranged
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Key Details
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nanzen-ji Temple, and 5 more
  • Duration: 3h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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