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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
From US$70.91
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
From US$70.91

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.
Reviews (203)
1 - 5 of 64 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago
Best Way to See Kyoto!

Our guide was Yuta and he was one of our most knowledgeable guides in Japan. He kept a swift pace, which allowed us to see more of Kyoto than we realized -- until we looked at the map. After going on 2 later tours, I...More

Thank Chris M
VentureJapan, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Chris, thank you so much for the review! I am very happy that you enjoyed the time with me and I am glad my knowledge was good for you to learn from! It was really nice meeting you guys and I’m so excited to...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
A must do in Kyoto

This tour is a must when travelling to Kyoto. It was our first time in Kyoto and definitely the highlight of our trip. Ryo, our tour guide was very welcoming and informative about the area and the history. We learnt so much from her. The...More

Thank lcon24
Reviewed 17 September 2018
Morning bike tour

Perfect way to spend a morning in Kyoto. Our bike leader was Sean Horne and he did an amazing job! We had a wonderful biking experience following river paths and quiet city side-streets. Sean also stopped at various places along the way giving us insights...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 16 September 2018
Fun and informative. Great way to see Kyoto in the heat!

Our guide Kohei Tamaki was excellent. We really valued his local knowledge of the city, people and culture. We covered a lot of ground in a short time (half-day) and learnt a lot. It was a great way to see some of Kyoto's attractions and...More

Thank Trail275121
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience!

I think my tour with Yuuta was one of my best experiences in Japan ever! He was very accommodating, and fun to be around with, and he was very kind to return my bike when I had a reservation right after the tour. I would...More

Thank Roena Anne O
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30 August 2018|
Response from 897pennyr | Reviewed this property |
The tour operator is WALK JAPAN. Try them.
9 July 2018|
Response from flowerdrum |
do you offer tandem bikes?
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.