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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird) provided by Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama

Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)
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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)
By Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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from
$98.26
per adult

Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration:
3–4 hours
Ticket type:
Mobile
English

About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 103013P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Native English speaking bilingual guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Arashiyama
Exclusions
  • N/A
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please provide heights of all guests at time of booking
  • All guests will be required to sign a liability release waiver prior to the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Native English speaking bilingual guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Arashiyama
Exclusions
  • N/A
Departure details
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please provide heights of all guests at time of booking
  • All guests will be required to sign a liability release waiver prior to the tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Lindsey S
Yorktown, Virginia, United States9 contributions
Nov 2021
100% recommend Ray with Kyoto Bike Tours! He expertly guided us through the area, provided us with lots of information about all the sites, and showed up some spots we would have near found on our own. Absolutely great experience!
Written November 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kyotobiketour
Thanks for your kindness. I had a beautiful time with the two of you. Your questions were fantastic and your smiles proved to make it a memorable tour for me as well. I hope you are both well and hope you drop by the next time you visit Kyoto! Kindness, Ray - Kyoto Bike Tour -
Written May 14, 2022
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Angela R
1 contribution
Nov 2021
This bike tour was amazing. We have a 7 year old who rode a bike and 4 year old in a child seat. Ray was very attentive and patient with the kids. He even exchanged out my son's bike to a smaller one so he would be more comfortable with the bike. We met Ray and the bikes at the train station so it was super easy to get to and find. We got some history and Ray kept the boys interested and involved throughout the tour. Ray speaks English and Japanese which was great for us. It was an early start, but this was good because we were ahead of the crowd. Ray took several pictures throughout the tour that we now have as keepsakes. We highly recommend this bike tour.
Written November 29, 2021
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kyotobiketour
Thanks for the wonderful review and the fun day on the bikes! You guys were a blast and have a lovely family. I am overjoyed to hear you all had a great time as well. Be sure to stop by the next time you are in Kyoto. Kind regards, Ray - Kyoto Bike Tour -
Written May 14, 2022
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Kathy
Tokyo, Japan2 contributions
Kyoto bike tours were great to work with in planning tour and detailed information. This was one of our trips highlights when visiting Kyoto. Ray was extremely knowledgeable about Japanese history, relit and culture. We learned a lot more about Japan from him. He also took great pictures of our day that we would not have otherwise. He also gave great directions and concerns with our safety on trip. Was a great way to see Arashiyama area on busy autumn day, but avoided the crowds. Highly recommend to do this tour for all ages.
Written November 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hey you two! Many thanks for the kind words! I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour. It was a magical experience for me as well. I thoroughly enjoyed your excellent questions and great conversation! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Kyoto and please stop by the next time you are in town! Kindness, Ray
Written November 23, 2021
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Connor H
3 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
My wife and I went on the morning bamboo forest ride with Ray. Everything about the morning was amazing. When we arrived at the meeting location, Ray was very welcoming and made sure everything was just right with our bicycles before we headed. Throughout the day, we visited the bamboo forest, several shrines and temples, road through the country side, and visited the river! Ray was incredibly knowledgeable about the city and Japanese culture. Ray also took incredible photos of us throughout the day that we will cherish forever. Everything about the day exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!
Written October 11, 2021
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kyotobiketour
Thanks for the lovely feedback and thanks again for the wonderful morning together! It was a real pleasure showing you both around. Your smiles, conversation and great questions made for a memorable tour for me as well. I look forward to seeing the both of you again the next time you are in Kyoto!
Written October 13, 2021
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Gregg L
Tucson, AZ245 contributions
We started our Kyoto vacation early with the Arashiyma bike tour. It was amazing! We had our 3 and 1 year olds with us and they had a great time as well. The equipment was great and the kids were very safe. They loved being taken around on the bikes.

The tour was a good mix of nature, temples/shrines, history and townscapes. Our guide, Ray made everything very easy and smooth. Even when our kids got fussy at times (or tried throwing rocks into zen gardens (smh)) he was kind and positive. We loved his recommended itinerary, which took us away from the more crowded areas.

The autumn leaves on the mountains and gardens were beautiful. Having lived in Japan 2 years we’ve seen many temples, but these were some of the best because of the mix of art, nature and ambiance.

Highly recommend this tour, especially if it’s your first time in the area or Japan.
Written November 27, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cheers Gregg and family for the lovely review and the wonderful day together! I thoroughly enjoyed sharing my love for the area and spending time with you all. I am overjoyed to hear you had a great time and the recommendations were of some use as well. I look forward to crossing paths again and wish you all a safe and happy holiday season. sidenote: Your kids were awesome :) Kind regards, Ray -Kyoto Bike Tour-
Written December 8, 2020
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Corinne M
1 contribution
By far, one of the best things we did during our 5 day stay in Kyoto. From the start, Ray (our guide) went above and beyond to ensure we had a top notch tour. Prior to booking, he answered all questions about the tour (we traveled with another family and needed 3 kids seats added to our bikes) and sent very clear meeting instructions. On the day of the tour, he was extremely patient with our 3 little kids (1, 3, and 5 year olds), while managing to give the adults amazing insight into the sites we visited. We toured all over Arashiyama and saw all the major highlights.

At the end of our tour, he referred us to a wonderful pizza place nearby (more restaurant recommendations can be found on their website).

Another major perk was that kiddos toured free (as long as they were in the kids seat)! That was unexpected and amazing! :)
Written November 16, 2020
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kyotobiketour
HI Corinne & Family! Awesome! Thanks so much for the sweet words and the perfect day out! I am overjoyed that you all had a great time!! It was all of you that made it so special! I hope you all are able to make out this way again in the future. Kindness, Ray
Written November 17, 2020
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Emily D
1 contribution
Nov 2020
I highly recommend doing this bike tour when you're in Kyoto! It was such a fun way to explore the area and our guide Ray was wonderful. He taught us so much about everything that we saw and he took us to a few places that we never would have found on our own. He even took photos throughout the tour and was able to get so many nice family photos of us. Our kids are 1 and 4 and they enjoyed riding around on the bikes as much as we did. I was so thankful that Kyoto Bike Tour offers child seats and child helmets so that we were able to do this as a family. It was definitely one of the most memorable parts of our trip!
Written November 16, 2020
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kyotobiketour
Hi Emily & Family, Thanks so much for the kind words and incredible day together. I had a blast showing you all around!!! I am glad you took so much with you and enjoyed the pics as well. Please drop by the next time you are in town! Kindness, Ray
Written November 17, 2020
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michelleannMelbourne
Ardeer, Australia71 contributions
Despite being the only 2 people booked for this tour and the fact it was snowing to our delight the tour went ahead! It’s was an amazing morning riding around this beautiful area of Kyoto. The bikes are good quality and the route quite easy for us oldies (late 40’s & early 50’s). Ray was a great guide, his intimate knowledge of Japan’s history and culture was impressive! Overall it was a very memorable experience that I’m so glad we did!!
Written February 23, 2020
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Hey you two! Cheers for the incredible tour and kind words! That was a memorable one thanks to you two :) You were a lot of fun to share the morning with and what a morning it was with that weather! Thanks for sharing your personal photos. It is always a joy to see things from another perspective. I hope you both are well and look forward to you stopping by next time you are in Kyoto! Cheers, Ray
Written March 27, 2020
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bcmdaisy
Atlanta, GA1 contribution
We had such a wonderful time biking in the early morning. It was worth the early train trip. Our guide, Peter, was great. We enjoyed all the information he provided and most importantly he was fun. We recommend this trip to everyone.
Written February 19, 2020
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Thanks so much for the kind review. I enjoyed taking you around and we truly appreciate your taking the time to send us these comments. Thanks again. Peter
Written February 19, 2020
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Athina Pappa
1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Couples
One of the most exciting and interesting experiences ever! The nature and the temples and town are just so beautiful and our guide Ray was funny and full of historical facts, stories and anecdotes about this magical place that is Arashiyama. Highly recommended!!
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I am super pleased and flattered to hear that! You two were terrific! I loved chatting with you both and hearing your stories as well. Many thanks again for joining the tour and stop by again the next time you are in Kyoto. Kindness, Ray
Written February 16, 2020
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By: Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama
SimonesSeikatsu
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Amazing day with Kyoto Bike Tour!
If you don‘t want to spend a lot of time on public transport and still see some of Kyotos most famous highlights pl
875lenaj
875lenaj
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Best way to explore Kyoto
This has been a great experience! I learned so much about Kyoto, its people and so many various places, things and
Wanda R
Wanda R
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Wonderful tour!
Wonderful tour! It was a great to get off the beaten path; seeing the stunning scenery and understanding more about
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B7379PHsamuelh
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Amazing full day tour
Fantastic tour! I took the full trip and absolutely loved it. Ray (my guide) was awesome and it felt like I cruise
arien r
arien r
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The most epic bike tour ever!!!
I can’t believe I was able to see the best of Kyoto for one day in my first ever long cycling ride!😍🚴 For the f
suggerbear
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Great Tour!!
Awesome and friendly tour guide!!! Great experience visiting beautiful scenery. Site seeing on bikes in Kyoto was a
67amyh
67amyh
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Lovely!
Truly enjoyed our morning bike outing with Peter! He was very receptive and helpful with answering questions befor
cayleejadee
cayleejadee
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Great tour
This tour was very informative and is a great opportunity to get you 'off the beaten track'. Peter was very approac
jillpX1912CQ
jillpX1912CQ
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Amazing tour!
We had a fantastic time! We had Peter as our guide who was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had good laughs and
freecell2017
freecell2017
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Kyoto in 1 day
Had a great time on the tour despite the weather challenges. The weather forecast said no rain initially when we s
Ahmed J
Ahmed J
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This was a dream come true...
Me and my wife visited this beautiful location of Kyoto the Bamboo forest. and we both loved this beautiful bamboo
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What a highlight!
Had such an amazing time being shown around by Peter, he is super knowledgeable and filled us in on so many little
michaeljsmith8
michaeljsmith8
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Unbelievable Experience!
An Amazing bike ride throughout Kyoto that allows you to gain a unique feel for the city while seeing the top sites
862evanc
862evanc
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My best Day in Japan!
Let me start off by saying, I never write positive reviews, but I had such an amazing experience I wanted to share
kanza_ameenah_kashif
kanza_ameenah_kashif
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Rurouni Kenshin!!
It really reminds me of Rurouni Kenshin!! Love the peaceful atmosphere and the bamboos were really tall and amazing
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