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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 USD 71.08
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
From USD 71.08

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 6 days 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago
This was the best introduction to Kyoto

This trip with João as our guide was simply the best introduction to Kyoto. João was the best, most knowledgeable guide. The route he took us was fabulous and we would never have found it on our own. We have been to Kyoto before but...More

Thank Kate C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this tour very much. Cycling is a great way to see Kyoto. You can see a lot in a short space of time and get a feel for how different areas piece together. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best activity we did in Japan!

We were in Japan as a family for 10 days and went on many tours to different sights. The Kyoto Small Group Bike Tour was by far our favorite! Sean, our guide, did a fantastic job leading us through the back streets of Kyoto to...More

Thank carvill123
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4 July 2018|
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.