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Secrets of Gion Bike Tour

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    Kyoto is a city that is best explored by bicycle.  Your tour guide will have a carefully curated selection of routes that focus on showing you the beautiful contours of this ancient capital.

    This tour is much more than just visiting the busy tourist sites. Your journey is crafted on leisure, scenery, and culture, while uncovering some of the best-kept secrets in Kyoto.

    You will meet with your guide 15 minutes before departure time. You will  begin with stops at the all the Geisha neighbourhoods, and gradually make your way along the cozy backstreets to quieter, more scenic settings against the eastern mountains. You will be taken to places rarely seen by the average Kyoto dweller and tranquil environments carefully hidden from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape.

    Treat yourself to a new and unique understanding of Kyoto, put down the guidebook, and allow your guide to give you a truly unforgettable experience.

    This bike ride is designed for anyone over the age of 13 who can ride a bicycle.  The folding bikes used on this tour offer a safe, fun, and comfortable experience to riders of any height, skill, or fitness level.
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    Departure Point
    Downtown Noru Kyoto
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • English-speaking route coordinator
    • Rental bike
    • Rental helmet
    • Water
    • Bottled water
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed August 7, 2019

    Sean was the guide for our ride and did an excellent job of showing us around Kyoto. We started in downtown Kyoto and visited Honnoji Temple, then took a scenic route along the Kamogawa (Duck) River to Gion, where we visited three geiko districts and...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ian V
    Reviewed July 17, 2019

    Our guide, "La La," was knowledgeable, funny, and had a fresh take on everything. She made the experience great. We did the city ride, which was both exciting and a good chunk of exercise (I'd say 25km). This was one of the best things we...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MysteriousTrousers
    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    Sean was our guide and he was absolutely wonderful in showing us around Kyoto! Originally our morning bike tour was cancelled and we had to reschedule for one in the afternoon, but there were no difficulties at all with the reschedule. We also wanted to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Warren Z
    Reviewed July 1, 2019

    Fantastic way to see and visit Gion highlights and get information about Kyoto and it's rich history. Our guide Sean was fantastic.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Gioya2011
    Reviewed June 5, 2019

    Amazing bike tour with Sean. It was completely comprehensive and detailed, and Sean was very knowledgeable and we learnt so much history, tradition and information from him.. We even had time to climb to the top of Fushimi Inari Shrine. I would highly recommend the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Nadine H
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    • Noru
    • Duration: 3h 30m
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    • Languages Offered: English
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