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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 2 days ago
Half day bike tour.

A great way to be introduced to Kyoto. Our guide Joao did a great job telling us about Japanese culture, which was highly informative. He also took very good care of us on an extremely hot and humid day. Plenty of rest breaks, cold water...More

1  Thank steins334
Reviewed 3 days ago
Great enhancement to the Kyoto experience

This was a wonderful way to get a "real" Kyoto experience. Our guide João was great, he understood our needs and gave lots of information about Japanese culture including the Japanese language. We cycled along the river's side, down small streets, through parks and along...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 6 days ago
An awesome way to spend the morning

My wife and I debated on either this tour or the "Meditation Walk" tour through the bamboo forest. We booked this tour and our guide Yuta really came through and made it an amazing event. Turns out he's the guide for both tours too. He's...More

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolutely Incredible, Thank You Yuta!

This tour was amazing. So much fun. I was a lone tourist, and the 4 other people on the tour were 2 nice couples. Yuta was our tour guide, and I can't say enough great things about him. He taught us a lot, and took...More

Thank Bud M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to start our stay in Kyoto

Starting close to the station we had a really good trip along the river and around temples and shrines to the East. There were 7 in our group which a comfortable number for our guide Joao to handle. Joao was very informative about what we...More

Thank Stephen P
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4 July 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.