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Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental

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  • Travel light—bicycle and helmet rental included

  • Enjoy a private cycling tour of Kyoto so you can go at your own pace

  • Pedal past lots of Kyoto highlights such as Nanzenji Temple

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Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental
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Kyoto - Morning Private Cycling Tour Including Bicycle and Helmet rental
$121.86
Overview

This private cycling tour of Kyoto is a wonderful way to spend time outdoors and see many of Kyoto’s beautiful sites in one day. Bicycle and helmet hire is included, and you’ll have a guide to accompany you, making it the ultimate hassle-free tour. See shrines, temples, and mountains as you ride down the Path of Philosophy. You won’t have to navigate, as your guide will lead the way, so you can concentrate on the stunning views.

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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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile
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!

Thank Sharon445
KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

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

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile
Wonderful guide & cycle tour of Kyoto

Our Tour was wonderful and can highly recommend doing this if coming to Kyoto. We got to do pilgrim path and a few shrines and temples along the way. This is the absolute best way to see Kyoto because you cover so much more ground...More

Thank Teegsy07
KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Hello, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us and I'm glad that you enjoyed your timeenough for recommendation. Come back to Japan soon to enjoy it even more! Kind regards from everyone @ Venture

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Wonderful

My guide, YUTA, could not have been better. Excellent English spoken clearly and slowly (my ears are not good!) helped make the mass of information imparted easy to understand. Yuta quickly understood the sort of thing I was after and we spent a delightful few...More

Thank richard m
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile
10/10

Me and my partner really enjoyed the cycling tour and our guide Yuta was so lovely, even offering to take nice photos of us. We learnt so much and he translated everything perfectly. Even though it was raining it was still amazing. wow recommend.

Thank Jasmine S
Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile
Kyoto Cycling Tour

This tour was taken by Tatsuro and he was very friendly and informative. His English is very good. The tour was at a easy pace and we got to see some beautiful places. Great way to spend a morning and see Kyoto.

Thank jytchang
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