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Kyoto Historical Highlights Cycling Tour with the Golden Pavilion provided by Magical Trip

Kyoto Historical Highlights Cycling Tour with the Golden Pavilion

Kyoto Historical Highlights Cycling Tour with the Golden Pavilion
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from $86.24 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: Jun 29, 2020
A note from Kyoto Historical Highlights Cycling Tour with the Golden Pavilion
limit number of participants up to 9 people
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
- Kick off the tour by checking out Nijo Castle and Seimei Shrine You will be surprised to find how calm and peaceful this ancient city is! Start this historical sights tour by learning about Nijo Castle and how to pray at a Japanese shrine at the unique Seimei Shrine. - Breeze through the old capital's Imperial Palace and enjoy a delicious lunch at a Japanese tea house! After seeing the magical golden pavilion get ready to cycle again for a nice downhill ride to the Imperial Palace where your guide will give you some insights to the old days! - Enjoy the local Kyoto oasis that is Kamogawa river with a relaxing cycle After chowing down on some delicious Kyoto cuisine and taking a break hop back on your bike and finish the tour off with a super-relaxing ride. Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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: 63670P30
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Use of bicycle • Helmet (If you need) • Lunch • Tour photos • 3.5 hours with a local guide who is friendly and knowledgeable • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Exclusions
Additional drinks and food fee (Available for purchase)
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
Japan, 〒600-8009 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Kankobokochō, 83 ファミリーマート四条室町店 In front of the Family Mart convenience store outside of Exit 24 of Karasuma station.
Rental Bicycle KYOTO ECO TRIP Shijo Karasuma shop, 466 Kannondōchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8222, Japan The tour will end back at the bike rental shop just a 1~2 minute walk from the meeting place.
Inclusions
Use of bicycle • Helmet (If you need) • Lunch • Tour photos • 3.5 hours with a local guide who is friendly and knowledgeable • Bottled water • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
Exclusions
Additional drinks and food fee (Available for purchase)
Departure details
Japan, 〒600-8009 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Kankobokochō, 83 ファミリーマート四条室町店 In front of the Family Mart convenience store outside of Exit 24 of Karasuma station.
Rental Bicycle KYOTO ECO TRIP Shijo Karasuma shop, 466 Kannondōchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8222, Japan The tour will end back at the bike rental shop just a 1~2 minute walk from the meeting place.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
Rental Bicycle KYOTO ECO TRIP Shijo Karasuma shop, 466 Kannondōchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8222, Japan The tour will end back at the bike rental shop just a 1~2 minute walk from the meeting place.
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travelers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kankobokochō, 83
    Japan, 〒600-8009 Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Kankobokochō, 83 ファミリーマート四条室町店
    In front of the Family Mart convenience store outside of Exit 24 of Karasuma station.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Gion
  • 1
    Nijo Castle
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Seimei Shrine
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Kinkakuji Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Kyoto Imperial Palace
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Kamogawa River
    Heian Shrine
  • 5
    Shōgoin Nishimachi, 6
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Rental Bicycle KYOTO ECO TRIP Shijo Karasuma shop
    466 Kannondōchō, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8222, Japan
    The tour will end back at the bike rental shop just a 1~2 minute walk from the meeting place.
    See address & details
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Marie-Christin Z
1 contribution
Good memories
Feb 2020
great way to explore a big part of kyoto. Had a great time with great food. Would highly recommend this tour!
Written March 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Diane Sinclaie
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia8 contributions
Cycling tour through Kyoto
Mar 2020
Ken-to our guide was amazing and fun his knowledge and patience in helping us learn words was great
He gave us plenty of time to do what we wanted and helped with some shopping as well
The traditional restaurant was amazing
Written March 13, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Isabelle T
Ghent, Belgium9 contributions
Riding a bicycle with Ken
Feb 2020 • Couples
Ken is a very enthusiastic young guide. He speaks well English and is very open. We recommend taking this tour with him!
Written February 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ariel P
2 contributions
Loved It!!!!
Feb 2020 • Couples
This was hands down the best experience we had whilst in Kyoto!! Our tour guide Ken was extremely knowledgeable, kind, and friendly 😊 We were truly lucky to have him show us multiple sites in the city and he made us feel at home! We highly recommend this tour to anyone that visits beautiful Kyoto!!
Written February 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Red_Steve
1 contribution
Bored of shopping?
Nov 2019
This is a great way to spend your morning. Our guide Taka was very knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. The tour itself is around five hours so you see quite a lot of the city and more so the surrounding area to the Kamo river. Most scenic areas you would probably never see on your own. The public transport system in Kyoto is great however, on a nice day bikes are a perfect way to explore the area and with the frequent stops it provides plenty of opportunities for taking photo's. You also get lunch at a very nice restaurant.
Written December 13, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kap
2 contributions
The best way to see Kyoto
Nov 2019 • Couples
What an amazing experience. Our guide Yuki, was amazing, knowledgeable, and an absolute delight. We felt safe, comfortable, and had what will definitely be a highlight of our trip. We cannot recommend this style of tour or our guide enough. Thank you so much for the best day ever Yuki!
Written November 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paulien
1 contribution
Beautiful places!
Nov 2019 • Couples
Taka took us to some of Kyoto’s most beautiful places and gave us a lot of information. We got to know the city and its people a bit better. And of course, lunch was good! The five hours were over in no time. We can really recommend this trip, especially with this enthousiastic guide.
Written November 20, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ricardo C
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
Great way to explore the city!
Nov 2019
Our bike tour was guided by Ken & Ken. It was a great way to explore the city and neighbourhoods. The sunny weather definitely heightened the experience. Ken 1 guided our small group and made pit stops along the way to give us fun pop quizzes about various landmarks. Ken 2 stayed at the back of the pack to make sure the group stayed together. Parts of the bike ride are steep and you'll be bobbing and weaving through traffic. We're vegetarians so our choices were limited for lunch time, so be forwarded. I would highly recommend this tour if your active and have a majority of the day to spare.
Written November 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lars
1 contribution
Bike tour
Nov 2019 • Couples
Cool bike tour that enabled us to discover parts of Kyoto we would not have seen otherwise.Also interesting to meet local guides in a relaxed tour.
Written November 18, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Werner de Leeuw
1 contribution
Wonderful bike tour with excellent guide
Oct 2019
We did the cycle tour through Kyoto. It was great. Cycled along the river, visited some gardens and temples, but the restaurant our guide took us to was outstanding (and was included in the price of the trip). Ken, our guide was excellent too. He spoke really good English and was friendly, knowledgeable, informative and a lot of fun. Great way to spend a day in Kyoto. Thanks Ken!
Written November 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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