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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Philosopher's Walk
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Nanzen-ji Temple
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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.

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
  • 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
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Reviewed 2 days ago
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

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago
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 4 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago
Really Good Fun!

We had a really good time and saw things we otherwise would not have discovered by foot or in a car. Our host Kohei was really subtle and let us get on with it, as a small group of 7. It was very informative, and...More

Thank VickyB1291
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing bike tour with an amazing guide!

Despite the unbearable heat, our family of four greatly enjoyed our bike tour through the city of Kyoto. To our joy, we were accompanied by Joao, the same guide that was with us the day before on Urban Adventure's city walking tour. He led us...More

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flowerdrum
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The tour operator is WALK JAPAN. Try them.
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maureenmichaellisa
9 July 2018|
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do you offer tandem bikes?
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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.
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