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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

From US$74.40
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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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
From US$74.40
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 1 week ago via mobile
Great stuff!

Took the morning bike tour today, it is a great way to see the sights of Kyoto that you wouldn’t normally see without walking a lot! Fantastic guide, very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend for anyone wanting a tour off the beaten track!!

Thank JasonSalsa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great day out

A great way to see Kyoto in its cherry-blossomed glory. Our guide was an enthusiastic local and the route he chose was interesting and included many streets off the beaten track. The only negative was the fit of the bike. I'm 195cm and the otherwise...More

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

Hi Matthew, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with us enough to recommend it! Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! We are sorry the selection of bikes sizes wasn't adequate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect introduction to Kyoto

Mabanu gave just the right amount of history and wonderfully detailed information about temple traditions and contemporary cultural practices in Japan. So interesting, and the biking pace was good. His English is flawless.

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

Hi May, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Manabu 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
Great Guide

Our guide Yuta was very friendly and knowledgeable. Such a spectacular way to get an overview of the city, and note places to come back and visit later. There are many great bike paths around Kyoto that we would never have discovered without this trip....More

Thank JCaley78
VentureJapan, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JCaley, thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Yuta and I'm glad that you enjoyed your perfect trip enough to recommend it! Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! Kind regards from everyone @ Venture

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Unsatisfactory

Unfortunately, my husband I got lost inside of the station and did not make it to the meeting point in time. When I called the office they said that they would try to see if we could get added to the group for the next...More

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

Hi Ruthie, please accept our apologies for failing to follow up on rebooking your missed tour. Please get in touch with us through our website at www.kyotourbanadventures.com and we will address this issue. We certainly do not wish to disappoint our customers' travel plans and...More

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