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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour provided by Kyoto Urban Adventures

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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.
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You'll start at
Kyoto Eki mae
Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, JapanIn front of Kyoto Tourist Information Center on 2nd floor of Kyoto Station next to Isetan Department Store. In Japanese: “Kyoto-kan-koo-annai-jo”. Address: 600-8216 2nd Floor Kyoto Station, Karasuma, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City , Kyoto Prefecture Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///cascade.paving.romance
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    Kamo River
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Heian Jingu Shrine Shinen Garden
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Nanzen-ji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 4
    Philosopher's Walk
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll end at
Kyoto Eki mae
Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, JapanIn front of Kyoto Tourist Information Center on 2nd floor of Kyoto Station next to Isetan Department Store. In Japanese: “Kyoto-kan-koo-annai-jo”. Address: 600-8216 2nd Floor Kyoto Station, Karasuma, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City , Kyoto Prefecture Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///cascade.paving.romance
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Highlights
  • 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
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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Important Information
Departure Point
Kyoto Eki mae, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Please note: Shimogamo Shrine will no longer be visited on this tour.
  • 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.
  • Maximum group size is 9
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Zee112 wrote a review Apr 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom19 contributions
A great day spent exploring Kyoto and it’s many temples/shrines. Cycling is recommended to capture as much of the city as you can. Our host shared a lot of the history and facts at each destination we stopped at. And we got to cycle through countless cherry blossoms too.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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teds wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had a great time with Ko as our guide. A very informative experience along a scenic route. A great way to see lots.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from KyotoUA, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded Feb 14, 2020
Thank you very much for a comment and review, jarrah2020. We are glad to hear that you had an awesome bike tour throughout the Kyoto's beautiful scenic route with our instructive and informative guide, Ko! I will deliver your comment to Ko and he would also be happy to hear that you had a great time with him! Hope to see you soon again for the next time you visit to Kyoto! Thanks Kinya
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Adventurer219297 wrote a review Feb 2020
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This morning our tour guide Fumiko took us on a totally enjoyable, informative and fascinating bike trip to a variety of Kyoto's famous landmarks. The weather was crisp and clear and the scenery breathtaking. Our tour guide Fumiko was very kowledgeable of the history of the area
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from KyotoUA, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded Feb 11, 2020
Thank you very much for your review, Adventurer219297. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much, and Fumiko will be very happy to learn about your kind comment. Hope it will be the most memorable experience in your whole trip here. Please have a great time for the rest of your stay in Japan, and we hope to see you again! Thanks, Hiroko
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marian cavallaro aka “Britt” wrote a review Feb 2020
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The best way to see Kyoto by far. Our English speaking guide Ko was fantastic and took us to temples and shrines and shared so much about the culture and history. we only had 2 days in Kyoto so this was the best way to get a great flavor of the city. I would highly recommend
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Response from KyotoUA, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded Feb 10, 2020
Thank you very much for taking the time to write us a great review. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience of touring around Kyoto on bicycle which is the best way to see the city especially when you are short on tome. Hope to see you again when you come back to Kyoto next time! Thanks, Hiroko
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Miriela_bella wrote a review Jan 2020
Raleigh, North Carolina3 contributions3 helpful votes
I took the tour as a way to get familiar with the layout of Kyoto so that I could figure out which sites I wanted to go back and spend more time at. Our guide, Yuta, was fantastic. He taught us a great deal about Kyoto's history and graciously fielded our questions while
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from KyotoUA, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded Jan 26, 2020
Thank you for your comment and review, Miriela_bella! Hope you had an insightful Kyoto's historical and cultural experience with our knowledgeable guide, Yuta! We are hoping to see you again soon when you visit to Kyoto next time!! Thank you and appreciated! Kinya
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Our Flight Arrived to Japan late and we were still able to make the tour. We met up along the way and joined in.
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See the Sights, Understand the Sights
I enjoyed this tour, and I think you will too! Veronica, our guide, was perfect for this walking tour. There is a
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Great Hike, Great Meditation, Great Tea
I loved this experience, and I think you will too! Ko, our guide, was a pleasure to chat with on the small hike up
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maggie44113
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Cultural Contrasts
Kyoto is a confusing place - what with all the temples and shrines, it is difficult to take it all in and understan
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manni_321
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Absolutely would recommend!
Today we visited Bamboo grove, Nonomiya shrine and the Daihikaku Senkouji temple. Our guide Fumiko was just lovely
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BarbBarbarella66
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Insightful experience
This was an excellent tour with Julian as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and funny,too! We learned so mu
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MrHoosuess
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Engaging, informative evening
Julian was fantastic. Friendly, engaging and extremely knowledgeable and insightful of the history and present of K
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SunshineMNL
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Amazing experience !
Our guide Fumiko was wonderful and we highly recommend her she was very patient and happy to answering our endl
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CristelVD
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Serene and Informative :) One for the books!
Ko’s a cool guide. He made the experience pretty much chill but informative at the same time. The path leading to t
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amandal0709
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Would recommend
Our tour guide Fumiko was very informative and nice. She took us to Toufukuji temple, Fushimi inari shrine, and the
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gottanyaaaaa
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Lot's of fun
Despite the rain and cold winds, this tour with Kosuke was great! He was very knowledgeable and was able to answer
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dto1701
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Great way to see the city
We booked this as a group activity but there was only the 2 of us on it as it was low season so in effect we got a
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allisone942
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Essence of Nara Tour
We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide Naoko Okada was excellent she gave us lots of information and was great comp
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Best walking tour ever.....
This was our first trip to Kyoto and before coming, we did not know much of the history of the region. Our tour gui
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reubenh1996
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Essence of Nara walking tour
My mom and I had the pleasure of attending this tour with Naoko as our guide. Coincidently it was just the 2 of us
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