Guided bicycle tour in Kyoto
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Activities

Guided bicycle tour in Kyoto

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: On selected dates
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto under the shade of hundreds of cherry trees along the Path of Philosophy
  • Learn about the city’s history at Heian-Jingu Shrine and Nanzenji Temple
  • Join a small group of maximum 9 people or choose the private option for a more intimate experience with your friends
What to expect

Discover the real Kyoto while cruising the streets of Japan’s cultural capital on locals' preferred mode of transport - the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples, cherry trees, and mountains - this is an enlightening escape from the city.

Start the day cycling along the Kamo River and take in the views of the city’s downtown and traditional riverside restaurants. Then stop by the Heian-Jingu Shrine, built in 1894 to commemorate the 1,100 anniversary of the foundation of the capital. Next, make your way along quaint canals to reach the impressive Nanzenji Temple, one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan. Soak up the surroundings 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. Cycle back towards Kyoto Station, along a beautiful canal with old teahouses and traditional bathhouses among the cherry trees and traditional narrow backroads. The tour will end at the city's station.

To take your experience to the next level you can choose to have a private guide, just for you and your group! Simply select the option you prefer at checkout.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided 3.5-hour group or private tour (depending on the option selected)
    • Bicycle and helmet rental
    What's not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Items of personal nature
    • Gratuities
    Where

    901 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan

    Meeting point:

    In front of Kyoto Tourist Information Center on 2nd floor of Kyoto Station next to Isetan Department Store. In Japanese: “Kyoto-kan-koo-annai-jo”.

    What to remember
    • For the safety of you and other guests, we strongly recommend you bring a mask with you to the tour. Your guide will inform you of the latest government recommendations, and whether a mask is required
    • Our guides may ask to collect your contact information at the start of the tour, for contact tracing purposes only
    • The itinerary and routes may be modified to avoid crowds and public transport
    • Please refrain from joining the tour if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19
    • The private tour requires a minimum group size of two travelers. A solo traveler may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travelers. The maximum number of participants is 12
    • Tofukiji will be closed several times a year for some annual Buddhist rituals. In these cases, you'll visit the equally impressive Sanjusangendo nearby
    • Please note that this tour covers about 15 kilometers by bicycle, and can be quite strenuous for travelers who are not used to cycling. We recommend this tour for guests who have at least a medium level of fitness ability
    • Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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