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Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental

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    What to Expect
    Discover the real Kyoto while cruising the streets of Japan’s cultural capital on this half-day private Kyoto bike tour. With a history spanning over 1,200 years, the city streets have a lot to say, so make like the locals and jump on a bike with your own personal guide to discover it all.

    Start the day cycling along the Kamo River, taking in the views of the city’s downtown and passing the wealth of traditional riverside restaurants. Call by the Heian-Jingu Shrine, built in 1894 to commemorate the 1,100 anniversary of the foundation of the capital.

    Next, weave your way along quaint canals to reach the impressive Nanzenji Temple. Admire the temple’s spacious grounds with a surprising feature: a scenic aqueduct,  with the Higashiyama Mountains as their backdrop. This is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan, so soak up the surrounds before jumping back on your bike and heading off down the Path of Philosophy.

    Arguably the most popular walking path in Kyoto, the Path of Philosophy is shaded by hundreds of cherry trees that erupt into bloom every April. It's a spectacular sight to see then, but it's rather beautiful the rest of the year as well. It's a great place to contemplate the tranquillity and beauty of the area, just like Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, did when he named this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.

    Cycle back towards Kyoto Station, along a beautiful canal with old teahouses and traditional bathhouses among the cherry trees and traditional narrow backroads. We'll end this private Kyoto city tour back at the city's buzzing station.

    Please note that this tour covers about 15 kilometres by bicycle, and can be quite strenuous for travellers who are not used to cycling. We recommend this tour for guests who have at least a medium level of fitness ability.
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    Departure Point
    Kyoto Tourist Information Center ( Kyo Nabi ), Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyō-ku, Higashishiokōjichō, 塩小路下る 京都駅ビル2F
    Departure Time
    8:45 AM
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide, bicycle and helmet rental.
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please note that this tour covers about 15 kilometres by bicycle, and can be quite strenuous for travellers who are not used to cycling. We recommend this tour for guests who have at least a medium level of fitness ability.
    • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
    • Tofukiji will be closed several times a year for some annual Buddhist rituals. Dates TBC. In these cases we will visit the equally impressive Sanjusangendo nearby with its 800 year history and stunning Kannon statue. Dec 30th – Jan 3rd New Year Holidays
    • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I was in Kyoto on the way to Osaka from Tokyo but wanted to see Kyoto as I had heard so much about it from friends who had been. I only had the morning free and it was perfect for what i wanted. I saw all the places that I wanted to see all within 3 hours. Kohei was a great
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    Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental
    Responded 9 Oct. 2019
    Thank you pieboy4 for your wonderful feedback. Kyoto team and I are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour despite the rain. Please enjoy Osaka! Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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    We had a fantastic bike-trip with Kyoto Urban Adventurs! Our guide Ryo was so friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic that time just flew away! She showed us a list of beautiful temples, shrines, sights, nature and offered us tea and cake too! She told us about Kyoto history,
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    Thank you Sean for an awesome tour!! Very good selection of sights and very informative, inviting us to dessert was a nice thing and really delicious treat. Sean is an excellent tour guide and also sent us an email with the places visited and the typical candy we ate.
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    Lovely bike tour with a very nice and competent guide: best way to have a good view of Kyoto! The tour was complete and adjusted to our needs.
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    We had an amazing time seeing and learning about Kyoto on this bike tour! We covered so much ground and got to explore neighborhoods and back roads we never would have found on our own, in addition to learning so much about the shrines, temples and sites we visited. Our tour
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