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One day in Osaka: Six hour bike adventure provided by Cycle Osaka

One day in Osaka: Six hour bike adventure

One day in Osaka: Six hour bike adventure
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5–6 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • 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.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 62558P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • English-Speaking Guide
  • High Quality Bike and Helmet Rental
  • Bottled water
  • We will discuss lunch options on the day, vegetarian options available!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Cycle Osaka, 1-chōme-3-13 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002, Japan It can be a difficult one for taxi drivers! Please see cycleosaka.com/our-locations and check out the PDF for the north meeting point!
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under, and not possible for riders under 140cm
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • English-Speaking Guide
  • High Quality Bike and Helmet Rental
  • Bottled water
  • We will discuss lunch options on the day, vegetarian options available!
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Cycle Osaka, 1-chōme-3-13 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002, Japan It can be a difficult one for taxi drivers! Please see cycleosaka.com/our-locations and check out the PDF for the north meeting point!
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for child aged 12 and under, and not possible for riders under 140cm
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Cycle Osaka
    1-chōme-3-13 Ebisuhigashi, Naniwa Ward, Osaka, 556-0002, Japan
    It can be a difficult one for taxi drivers! Please see cycleosaka.com/our-locations and check out the PDF for the north meeting point!
    See address & details
  • 1
    Nakanoshima Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Kemasakuranomiya Park
  • 2
    Mint Museum
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Osaka Castle Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Shitennoji
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Shinsekai
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Tower Knives Osaka
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Namba Yasaka Shrine
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Mrtenshi
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Yuki was our guide for this tour and we had an amazing time thanks to his extensive knowledge of the city and its culture.
Cycling around the city is definitely an experience we recommend if like us you don't have much time to explore the city by yourself. In 6 hours we covered all the major places, local food and history.

We will definitely consider more tours like these in the future.
Written January 6, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jeca42
Chelmsford, UK7 contributions
Mar 2020
First full day in Osaka and an excellent way to see the city. Matt the tour guide was very informative throughout the tour providing information not just on Osaka but Japan in general. Cycle provided was fine, streets were not as busy as expected, so a nice pleasant ride.
Written July 10, 2020
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Nathan G
2 contributions
Jul 2015
Very professionally organised and state of the art brand new bikes. Mayco was a great guide full of helpful and interesting information. A fun afternoon seeing the sights and sounds of Osaka. I did the half day tour and would recommended to everyone. I also recommend Eat Osaka for an equally enjoyable, professional and fun evening of cooking class.
Written August 31, 2015
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laura L
Taipei, Taiwan7 contributions
Oct 2013 • Couples
My husband and I booked Cycle Osaka's half day tour in order to get a good overview of Osaka on the only day we were in town and we were seriously disappointed! To begin, our guide was not at the meeting spot on time. A few minutes after our meeting time, we had to call him on a public phone (thank goodness Japan still has those) and remind him of our tour. Supposedly he had us down for 4 pm instead of 2 pm but our confirmation email was very clear that the meeting time was 2 pm. When we went to pick up the bikes (at the owner's apartment building), our guide asked us to hold the bike cable in our backpack because he forgot his bag (strike two for professionalism.) What's more, I had to wear the backpack for the 3 hour tour because the bikes didn't even have baskets!

We did see a lot of the city on comfortable, brand new bikes but I would hardly call it a tour! Our guide's primary qualifications seemed to be 1) fluent English speaker 2) lives in Osaka. We would pass buildings and he'd be like "Here's the Public Hall" to which we'd reply "What's a Public Hall?" His reply was "I don't really know." When we arrived at Osaka Castle, we biked up to a really lovely scenic view but got ZERO information about the castle, its history, the grounds, etc. That was the general theme of the tour, actually: no information.

Our final complaint is that we didn't feel the guide was a very safe bike rider nor bike tour leader. We've been on bike tours in various cities around the world and the leader usually communicates very clearly which direction you're going to turn, when you will cross the street, which side of the sidewalk to be on to avoid oncoming traffic, etc. but this guide did none of this. We felt unsafe on a few occasions; we were often surprised by quick turns and rushes to cross the street before the cars got to the crosswalk.

All in, I would definitely NOT recommend this tour. For the same money, you can rent bikes all day, buy a guidebook in your preferred language, and probably get yourself a nice lunch. You'd certainly learn a lot more about the city that way
Written November 24, 2013
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Dear Laura, Firstly let me apologise, I am absolutely gutted that you had a bad experience with Cycle Osaka. Though this is the first complaint we have ever had, the problems you mentioned are inexcusable; please be assured that the guide you had that day is no longer working with us. As the owner of this company, I realise the buck stops with me and therefore if you could get in touch with me at cycleosaka@gmail.com, I would like to try and arrange a full refund for your tour, I know this doesn't make up for the problems you experienced, but I feel its the least I can do. Best Wishes, Sam
Written November 25, 2013
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Kat K
Austria12 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
It was a great experience to my boyfriend and me. We join a half day bike trip and our tour guide Yuki-San, he is nice and speaks very well English. We will come again and join a full day tour next visit in Osaka.
Written October 6, 2018
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wesleywoo
Vancouver, Canada258 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
I had originally booked a full day bike tour a month and a half in advance for a Monday but a couple days before the date I got an email from the owner of the company, Sam, saying that there's a good chance of rain on the tour date. He offered to reschedule us for Sunday, which would be the next day. The only caveat was that it was a half day afternoon tour. Thankfully our schedule was flexible enough to go for it and I'm glad we did. It was perfect weather for cycling Osaka at 25 degrees and sunny. The day we were originally scheduled for was pouring rain throughout the afternoon and evening. Although disappointed we couldn't do the full day tour, the half day tour was great. What better way to tour the city than how the locals do it? Cycling in Osaka is easy. Pedestrians and motorists are used to it and give you lots of space. Not like back home in North America where cyclists, motorists and pedestrians all fight with each other. We visited a few landmarks and in some places stopped for a short while for Sam to give us tidbits of information about the history and culture of Osaka. After being in Japan and having so many long days on foot, it was fun to cruise around on a bicycle. As Sam has been a local for a while in Osaka, he gave excellent recommendations on where to eat. We took his recommendations before the tour for lunch and after the tour for dinner. Both places didn't speak any English or have English menus and they were some of the best places we ate at in all of Japan. Thanks for the stellar food recommendations. If I ever find myself back in Osaka, I'll be checking out the food tour for sure.
Written April 26, 2017
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natleo
7 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
Bikes are everywhere in Osaka. What better way to experience the city than on two wheels? We really lucked out because the weather was gorgeous and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. The course and pace were gentle and leisurely. Our guide, Ben, was very knowledgeable and accommodating even though we booked last minute. Our tour included a delicious sushi lunch. With this tour you will get a great overview of the city and decent history lesson. It covers many sites off the beaten path that had few if any tourists. Perhaps the only place you may want to revisit are Osaka Castle and Shinsekai.
Written April 17, 2017
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86Pete1958
Melbourne, Australia31 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
I don't usually write a poor review like this. But after waking 4am and getting a very early bullet train, shuffling stations at Osaka, and then waiting excitedly with my go-pro on my wrist for 3/4 hour to be told at 9.50am tour is cancelled due to rain forecast.
At that stage it was overcast. Later in the day there was periodic few drops and light drizzle to be fair from time to time. Overall good enough to cycle in my books. My day was ruined then.

I did another bike tour in Kyoto. The tour guide told me they run the tour regardless of how heavy it rains.

I strongly suspect the real reason for cancellation is because I was the only one booked.
You see I called weeks before to confirm my booking from Australia. The English gentleman who knew who I was, before I even introduced myself (only one booked?) that it might rain on that day??
To be fair, I'm quite sure the tour would be a lot of fun, and a good experience.
But this episode has left a sour taste in my mouth.
I hope this company runs the tour regardless of numbers, but please don't use pretext of light rain as a handy excuse to cancel.

Tip: have a second activity in mind for the day of your cycle tour, because if you're the only one booked you may be disappointed.

I wish I could make a nicer review.
Written November 5, 2016
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Firstly, I understand that this was very disappointing for you and I am sorry it happened. However, as explained in your confirmation email and on our website, we do not ride in the rain as it is less safe and less fun. Now, there was an 80% heavy rain forecast from lunchtime on the day of your ride. Because of this, we emailed you to cancel the evening before, we also tried to call multiple times on the day of the tour and with no reply, had no choice but to come and deliver the bad news in person and offer to take you out the following day. I promise you were not the only booking that day, just the only one who didn't get the cancellation message. We absolutely have never, and would never used rain as a handy excuse to not take people out because of low numbers, and I think its an unfair accusation to make. Overall, your disappointment is absolutely noted and while we are all really sad to get an undeserved scathing review, life goes on and we wish you nothing but blue skies and sweet tasting happiness in all your future rides and travels. Best wishes, Sam, Mayco and all at Cycle Osaka X
Written November 8, 2016
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GlobalCitizen2
Racine, WI86 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Great way to experience much of Osaka at street level. When we first arrived in Osaka, we were a bit taken back at the numerous bicycles everywhere, and the aggressiveness of many of the riders - then we became them! Great fun. My wife and I went on a mid-week all-day tour (6 hours). We are in our 50's and in decent shape, but not really cyclists at all. The bikes were in good condition and after initial adjustments and readjustment at our first stop about 20 minutes into the tour, we were very comfortable. At the predetermined meeting place in a train station our guide was a couple minutes late, perhaps having something to do with 2 people who did not show up for the tour. A young couple from UK and 2 young men from UAE were also there at the station waiting for the tour. One of the great collateral outcomes of the day was getting to know our fellow riders and hear about their homes and travels. Our guide Mayco took charge after giving the no-shows a grace period, taking us on a short walk to pick up the bikes and getting to know us all. Her English was very good, having lived in MT, PA, and NY. She provided water and we made a snack stop towards the end, plus we all signed up for the food option so there were stops for takoyaki, Korean food, and sushi. We followed Mayco across and around the city as she guided us through main streets, back streets, and on sidewalks. We always felt safe, perhaps the most anxiety came twisting through narrow alleys. She explained bikes are allowed on sidewalks in Osaka and we were often on sidewalks. There are bike lanes painted on Osaka's bigger streets, but nobody seems to use them much. We saw several significant city buildings, shrines and temples, and Osaka Castle. Mayco provided narration at each stop about these places. Being only a recreational cyclist at home, I had been reluctant to sign up for an all day tour, but it was truly a great way to be introduced to the city, and our guide and fellow riders were a pleasure to get to know. Our back sides were a little sore by the end of the day, but we would do this tour again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it.
Written April 27, 2016
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psychicpotato
Toronto18 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
We booked a half-day cycle tour the day after we landed in Osaka, and it was worth every single yen.

Mayco was our guide, and since it was a weekday there was only a total of 4 people in our party. They picked a good place to meet up, as Fukushima subway station only has one exit.

The bikes were really comfortable and easy to handle. Mayco was patient and always made sure we were not falling behind, and had plenty of stories to tell as we passed by numerous attractions.

What we were super impressed with was the little photo-binder she brought with her - these helped immensely when she explained the history behind buildings and places. From the tour we could tell she has an immense passion for both Osaka and Japanese culture, and we believe there's no better guide than someone who truly enjoys their job.

Well done Mayco! 5 stars from us!
Written March 17, 2016
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Great afternoon in Osaka
Huge thanks to Sam and his team! They helped us book at the very last minute and we had a great time. We saw quite
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Good food, fun facts and cycle around the city! Top notch!
Sam was a fantastic guide and conversationalist. We had enough historical info to be interesting but nothing too mu
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Foodie Cycle Tour
Great food, great guide, and a great tour. A fabulous way to see Osaka with friendly and informative guide. We had
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Fun, friendly, and engaging!
Absolutely the best thing I did in Osaka by far! Yūki was an incredible tour guide with an impressive knowledge of
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Billiken Heaven
This was a great tour with Matt and apologies for belatedly posting this review. Directions on the meeting point we
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Can't Recommend Enough! A great way to discover Osaka
Had such a great time in our small group, our guide Mayco also was a lot of fun, very knowledgeable, informative an
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Great way to see some highlights in Osaka
Super fun to cycle a couple of hours through Osaka. Our host Mayco brought the city to life with good stories and h
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I really had a great trip !!! The guide was really nice with lot of story ! Thank you so much ! We eat a lot of g
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Lots to learn and eat along the way!
The Osaka biking food tour was definitely a highlight of our trip to Japan. Matt was a very friendly and knowledgea
CJAmore
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Hot fun day!
We enjoyed our bike tour with Remi. The weather was beautiful and the road cycling was not difficult. Finding the
lauraobrien99
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Great way to see Osaka!
We really enjoyed our half-day bike tour, and our guide Mayco made it a fun and engaging experience! We learnt some
walkjk
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Great Food, Great Travel
The tour was a lot of fun and very informative. I was with Mayko, and she was lovely to be with, very knowledgeable
phuongn925
phuongn925
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Bike tour
Yuki was our tour guide and he did an excellent job. He gave a lot of background info about architecture, the city,
benbX4882SV
benbX4882SV
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Excellent tour and Guide
As first timers to Osaka this was an awesome way to see and learn about the city. The ride itself was relatively ea
matthewdd2020
matthewdd2020
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Enjoyable ride
We had a very enjoyable day riding around Osaka! We say a lot of parks along the way and were given regular explana
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