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Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental provided by Kyoto Urban Adventures

Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental

Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental
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Take a spin down the Path of Philosophy on this private Kyoto tour that gives you an overview of the city while using a mode of transport preferred by locals: the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples and mountains — this is an enlightening escape from the city.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5263P14
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet rental
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Kyoto Tourist Information Center ( Kyo Nabi ), Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 塩小路下る 京都駅ビル2F 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”. Address: 600-8216 2nd Floor Kyoto Station, Karasuma, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City , Kyoto Prefecture Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///cascade.paving.romance
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet rental
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide
Departure details
  • Kyoto Tourist Information Center ( Kyo Nabi ), Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 塩小路下る 京都駅ビル2F 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”. Address: 600-8216 2nd Floor Kyoto Station, Karasuma, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City , Kyoto Prefecture Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///cascade.paving.romance
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 12, 2021
A note from Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental
Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy at urbanadventures.com/vaccine.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kyoto Tourist Information Center ( Kyo Nabi )
    Japan, 〒600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 塩小路下る 京都駅ビル2F
    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”. Address: 600-8216 2nd Floor Kyoto Station, Karasuma, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City , Kyoto Prefecture Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///cascade.paving.romance
    See address & details
  • 1
    Kamo River
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Heian Jingu Shrine Shinen Garden
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Nanzen-ji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Philosopher's Walk
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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dto1701
East Grinstead, England, United Kingdom3 contributions
Great way to see the city
Feb 2020
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 private tour. Michael Kurahashi - our guide was very knowledgeable and accommodating. In addition to the tour attractions I wanted to know more about Shinto and he was very helpful with background info. I highly recommend this bike trip as it was a very good way to see the sites. You will cover much more than a walking tour and it's much nicer than whizzing by on a coach. Kyoto is a little hilly in places so if you are not used to cycling you may find some of the roads a little challenging but other than that it was wonderful.
Written February 23, 2020
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Thank you for your review, dto1701! We are grateful to hear that you had a wonderful time in Kyoto and had an unique experience on a bike with our knowledgeable guide, Michael! Yes, indeed. Riding a bike along side of Kamo river is so breezy and nice place to be refreshed! Hope to see you again soon next time you visit to Kyoto. Once again, thank you very much for booking our tour and enjoy for the rest of your trip! Kinya
Written February 23, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

pieboy4
Singapore, Singapore178 contributions
Great way to spend the morning
Oct 2019
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 guide and very knowledgeable about Kyoto. Kyoto was relatively flat so its ok to navigate. Rained a bit but still fun.
Written October 9, 2019
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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
Written October 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rasmus F
8 contributions
Fantastic bike-trip, highy recommendable!
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, culture, religion and little known facts about Kyoto. Thank you so much Ryo!! All the best Rasmus and Tanja (from Denmark)
Written May 15, 2019
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orlandortiz
San Jose, Costa Rica16 contributions
Excellent bike tour, not physically demanding at all
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.
Written April 24, 2019
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Marco C
6 contributions
Great experience
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.
Written March 27, 2019
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lillim617
Boston, MA2 contributions
Amazing way to explore Kyoto!
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 guide, Yuta, was fantastic and knew so much about the city and the history and details of each place we visited; he was extremely professional and we felt safe biking through even the busiest parts of town with him in the lead. This was one of the best parts of our entire 2-week trip to Japan - we highly recommend this tour!!
Written October 5, 2018
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Harry S
Kyoto, Japan1 contribution
Very interesting easy going cycling tour.
Sep 2018 • Family
Although starting in the rain our guide immediately make us forget it. Yuta our wonderful guide told lots of amazing things during the tour. He even bought us tea and sweets and made sure everybody had a wonderful time. Thanks a lot Yuta for a great trip
Written September 25, 2018
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ross fraser
Glasgow, UK10 contributions
Great Bike Tour of Kyoto - Even in the rain !!
Sep 2018 • Family
I'd definitely recommend this bike tour, nice balance of cycling through interesting areas and stopping at the normal Temple and Shrine circuit.
Sean was an excellent guide half Japanese, having lived most of his life in England apart from the last 10 years in Kyoto, so some great insights into both cultures as well as the city and history
It rained a fair amount but we were given weather proof ponchos and for me this meant the temperature was very comfortable
As i say great tour, great guide and great fun
Written September 14, 2018
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Jan R
Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions
Fun, Informative, great way to see a small part of the City
Aug 2018 • Couples
Yuta was excellent, very knowledgeable, easy to understand and great variety of Kyoto sights. The cycling tour was an excellent way to see the city, we stayed off the main roads and went along the river bank and mostly back streets. We loved hearing the differences between the Shrines and the Temples, all about the Gion area, Geisha and Miako. Traditional stories about the history of the Shrines dotted on each corner. It was a shame it rained very heavily towards the end but didn't deter from the enjoyment of the trip. (In that heat we dried out in about 15 mins) Thank you Yuta. I hope the American family that we meet in the gondola on the ropeway in Hakone did the tour with you. Your business card was handed on.
Written August 27, 2018
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Sharon445
Lambton Shores, Canada19 contributions
Great bike trip!
We had a fantastic time riding with Miyake. He took us along the river in Kyoto. He gave us a lot of history of the area too! We would have never found these areas without a guide. Thanks for a wonderful morning!
Written April 20, 2018
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Hello, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and Miyake and I'm glad that you enjoyed your time with him. Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! Kind regards from everyone @ Venture
Written June 12, 2018
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