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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour provided by Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 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: 7-8 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: 103013P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Native English speaking bilingual guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Admission Fees
  • Light Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Bamboo Forest Street
  • Entry/Admission - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Gion
  • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan Nearest train station - JR Saga Arashiyama
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • *Age restriction* must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
  • Please notify of food allergies/restrictions at time of booking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
  • Admission Fees
  • Light Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Bamboo Forest Street
  • Entry/Admission - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Gion
  • Entry/Admission - Kiyomizu-dera Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Departure details
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan Nearest train station - JR Saga Arashiyama
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • *Age restriction* must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
  • Please notify of food allergies/restrictions at time of booking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Saga-Arashiyama Station
    11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
    Nearest train station - JR Saga Arashiyama
    See address & details
  • 1
    Bamboo Forest Street
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Gion
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Kiyomizu-dera Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Samuel H
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Fantastic tour! I took the full trip and absolutely loved it. Ray (my guide) was awesome and it felt like I cruised around the city with a buddy (if that buddy speaks fluent Japanese, knows all the sweet back alleys and has a delightfully deep knowledge of Japanese culture/history). The riding was chill (minimal elevation changes) and all day in the saddle felt like a breeze when being blasted with interesting facts and cultural insights. Can’t recommend this enough and will be a repeat customer when I return to Kyoto.
Written April 9, 2022
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kyotobiketour
That was an incredible day! I had an awesome time with you as well and just didn't want it to end. It was so much fun chatting with you and showing you around. Thanks for the kind review and again for the amazing tour! I can't wait for your return!
Written May 16, 2022
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freecell2017
The Woodlands, TX33 contributions
Had a great time on the tour despite the weather challenges. The weather forecast said no rain initially when we started out but it ended up raining for over 60% of our tour including multiple hail storms! Peter did his best to get us through it and we all survived and got some great pictures and an experience that we will never forget. He took many pictures for us and sent them all to us afterwards. It was a very unique way to see the local areas and back streets of Kyoto along with 5 major tourist attractions. He was very knowledgeable about the history and was a great guide. As for the bike riding, the bikes were high quality and easy to ride. The majority of the ride was on easy flat terrain however there are a few inclines here and there. I would recommend to dress warmly if the weather is chilly and be somewhat physically fit due to the amount of riding involved. Overall I thought it was a well planned tour and a great way to see Kyoto!
Written March 5, 2020
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kyotobiketour
Thanks for the amazing day together. It was absolutely my pleasure.
Written October 14, 2021
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Daniel Guim
Los Angeles7 contributions
Feb 2020
This was an awesome experience. I got an email confirming everything in advance and giving detailed directions about how to arrive, which was great since I don't know Japanese. Peter is a very knowledgeable tour guide and a very interesting person, and he was able to keep me engaged for an 8-hour tour between the wealth of knowledge he has as well as his personal life stories. He even surprised me with a short detour to the original Nintendo headquarters when I told him I was a Nintendo fan. He also made sure that we were able to eat lunch at a restaurant with options besides sushi and fish at my request. I also got photos sent to me through Dropbox at the conclusion of the tour. Thanks for a great tour and if I'm back in Kyoto I will do another one!
Written February 6, 2020
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kyotobiketour
Hi. Thanks for the lovely review. It was a pleasure showing you guys the sights. Hope to see you again!
Written October 13, 2021
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David M
3 contributions
Jan 2020
If you like biking, take this tour. It's a long and full day and and left me feeling a bit exhausted and very satisfied. It would be hard to see all of these sights in one day without a bike, but Kyoto is a safe and pleasant city for riding and we managed to circle around most of it; visiting two temples, a shrine, the bamboo forest, and a geisha district, among several other stops and a tasty lunch. The tour is well paced and Ray is a great guide; he was friendly, informative, and clearly happy to be doing what he's doing. We had a group of five (two couples and myself, a solo traveler) and he made sure to take photos of each of us at every attraction, which was a thoughtful touch. He also gave great recommendations for the rest of my time in Kyoto and in Japan. Kyoto Bike Tours is still a small operation and it's easy to tell they care a lot about creating a good experience. Highly recommended!
Written January 19, 2020
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Thanks a bunch Dave! It was really special spending the day together with you and the group! I am pleased you got a good feel for the city and took home a special memory of Kyoto. Please stop by the next time you are in town :) Kind regards, Ray
Written January 28, 2020
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Evan C
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Let me start off by saying, I never write positive reviews, but I had such an amazing experience I wanted to share. I was lucky enough to have 1 1:1 tour with Ray. This says a lot, as Ray could have easily cancelled but he is so passionate about Kyoto and all it has to offer. Ray has that type of personality that reminds you of a old school friend. He explains the history in such a simple way it is easy to retain and his biking skills as we navigated the city were superb.

We biked a total of 25 miles and walked about 10, so my only recommendation would be to make sure you know how to bike and are in decent physical shape.

Thank you Ray for the memories and amazing pictures!!!
Written February 16, 2020
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Hi Evan! Many thanks for the kind and honest review! I had an amazing day with you am flattered with the positive praise. It was pretty epic just chatting all day and totally felt like hanging with one of my old friends. I am super glad you enjoyed the tour. I hope you are well and look forward to your return! Kindness, Ray
Written March 27, 2020
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Marilyn P
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We are not early birds. We are not the best bikers either. In fact, I’ve never ridden more than 5 miles per trip. But this bike tour was worth every minute I could have been sleeping and even surprised myself I could complete the 42 miles without much difficulty! Peter and Keith are local to Kyoto and were very knowledgeable- a pleasure to spend the 8 hr tour with. Time went by fast and we got to see local alleys and places we wouldn’t have been able to venture to otherwise. We highly recommend this tour! Oh, and do bring padded cycling shorts...
Written February 4, 2020
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Hi guys Thanks for sending us such a lovely review. You did a fabulous job and the look of accomplishment on your faces after completing the 42km was priceless. Thanks again and hope our paths cross again! Peter
Written February 4, 2020
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Margy B
Salt Lake City, UT3 contributions
Nov 2019
This was a wonderful tour circling through the city of Kyoto with local information, temples, bamboo forest, Maiko and history. It was a range of ages from late 20s to early 60s. The group was fun and the day was perfect. Bike skills were needed as we cycled on roads as well as trails.
Written January 14, 2020
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Thanks for the kind review. We are happy that you had a great day and enjoyed the experience as much as we enjoyed showing you around. Thanks again!
Written January 16, 2020
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Simon C
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Dec 2019
Ray took my family of 4 for a fantastic day of cycling around Kyoto. The tour is advertised as 5 top highlights, but there were many other stops along the way with lots of information about all of them. Ray was an excellent guide and photographer. We have many pictures from him to help remember the day.
The bicycles were all Canondale and in top condition. Two were the latest model with disc brakes.
It is a long day’s ride and requires a moderate level of fitness, but I can highly recommend it.
Written January 2, 2020
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Thanks Simon & Family! You guys were wonderful! I had a great time showing you around and I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the tour and the photos. I hope you all enjoyed your remaining time in Kyoto and Japan. Cheers, Ray
Written January 7, 2020
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Morgan
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a great time touring Kyoto with Peter! He’s very laid back and gives you information about each of the places you visit without overwhelming you. The bikes are in great condition and very comfortable to ride. I would definitely recommend adding a day with Kyoto Bike Tour to your trip!
Written January 15, 2020
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Hi guys Thanks so much for the wonderful review. It was totally my pleasure to show you around. And thanks for the kind comments about my style. All the best to you and safe travels. Peter
Written January 16, 2020
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daniel h
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This tour is a great way to see Kyoto. Ray was a great guide with a good sense of humour. He makes sure everyone has a good time, takes photos in the must do spots. I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Kyoto.
Written January 3, 2020
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Danny! Thanks so much for the review and for the awesome day! I had a great day out with you and the group! There was really good chemistry and it just flowed so well. I hope you have enjoyed the rest of your travels and made it home safely. Be sure to get in touch next time you are in town! Cheers, Ray
Written January 7, 2020
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Absolutely great experience!
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Highly Recommend!
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
My wife and I went on the morning bamboo forest ride with Ray. Everything about the morning was amazing. When we ar
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Great Family Experience
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Magical Day - Must Do!
By far, one of the best things we did during our 5 day stay in Kyoto. From the start, Ray (our guide) went above an
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A must do!
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Great tour
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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
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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
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Bamboo forest in the snow!
Despite being the only 2 people booked for this tour and the fact it was snowing to our delight the tour went ahead
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