Noru
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Cycling Tours Through the Heart of Kyoto's UNESCO World Heritage Sites No need to cycle across town in search of famous attractions, we are conveniently located in the heart of Kyoto’s celebrated UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE cultural sites. A cycling tour through Kyoto city should be more than just a simple ride-around, we take you deep inside. A NORU tour means experiencing, exploring, and discovering Kyoto’s best-kept secrets, all in a short riding distance from our shop. Tranquil and contemplative Zen gardens, magnificent temples and shrines, we have carefully curated a selection of tours that offer uniquely contrasting environments showcasing Kyoto’s distinctive history, culture, design, and craft.
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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Alan W
1 contribution
Feb 2020
Noru has the planned tours, but in this case I wanted something more challenging since I am a cyclist in training. Ross from Noru gave me a private ride tour in the narrow, curvy, hilly roads outside of Kyoto.

I contacted Noru by email to ask that I wanted something different. They were happy to accommodate. Ross was a great ride partner. The ride was exactly as I asked for!

What a great company!

Note my review may not directly apply to their set bike tours, but it does apply to the professionalism of the company and how well they operate and accommodate.
Written March 6, 2020
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RosscoKyoto604
Hi Alan, thank you so much for this kind review. It was my pleasure guiding you through our local mountains. Always good times guiding like-minded fellow cyclists through our Kyoto backyard of world class road biking routes. When you are back in Kyoto please shoot me mail, there is so much more to see!
Written March 9, 2020
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isabelshanghai
Shanghai, China1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
Sean was a great tour guide and shared so much interesting information. The biking was very enjoyable with lots of the route being down little alleyways and side streets. Overall, it was a great tour and highly recommend to anyone in Kyoto!
Written October 6, 2022
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RosscoKyoto604
Thank you very much! Sean and all our guides are truly fantastic, and we are thrilled to hear that he made your Kyoto experience memorable. Thanks for your booking and kind words!
Written October 8, 2022
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heymrspaceman
Auckland, New Zealand48 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
We had an excellent afternoon in the hands of Sean who gave us so much context and background on Geisha, Shinto and Zen.The tranquil Zuihoin Temple was a highlight, we never would have found it on our own.
I loved discovering the more quieter local neighbourhoods of Kyoto, which provided a perfect and picturesque cycling track.
Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants some insight into Kyoto and some fresh air at the same time.
Written September 26, 2019
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autumn_moon67
1412451926 contributions
Was advised by a friend that a bike tour is a must in Kyoto and finally booked one on our last day there which was wonderful. Lianca was our tour guide who lived in Japan for 7 years and gave us a brief overview about the history of places we visited, places we never visited and wouldn’t have thought to. Like another reviewer said, this was a nice change place after days of walking and e-bikes were easy to use and made things so easy. Would definitely do it again if we ever revisit.
Written July 11, 2019
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bethany250
Nashville, TN26 contributions
Jun 2018 • Solo
A bike is a great way to get around Kyoto, and this tour was a great way to see a number of temples and gardens and learn a lot on the way. My guide even took me to an extra temple to see their Zen garden because I enjoyed the gardens so much. And got my favorite mochi of all time - and I've eaten a lot of mochi (currently living in Yokohama Japan).
Written June 11, 2018
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LarisaByk
Brooklyn, NY28 contributions
Oct 2015 • Couples
This bike tour exceeded our expectations. Ross is very friendly, knowledgeable, and funny! He took us to all the popular attractions and even some hidden gems on the way. I would recommend this tour to anyone! Kids, teen, couples, or even solo. Noru made our time in Kyoto magical!
Written October 23, 2015
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Antti R
1 contribution
Jul 2015
Really nice international staff and a good cycling tours especially made for international tourists. The cafe has good lunch and variety of coffee. Especially enjoyed the Vietnamese coffee they have on their menu. Really impressed to see that old buildings are transformed into fashionable cafes. If you are into cycling or want to speak with the foreigners living in the city, this is a good place to pay a visit.
Written July 25, 2015
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outofsac
1 contribution
Jul 2015 • Friends
Great vibe. Good people with cycling interests. They sell a variety of nice wear and nice Tshirts. Beer is also never far away at the bar. Great coffee is offered as well.
Written July 25, 2015
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madaku411
El Segundo, CA27 contributions
Feb 2020
Unfortunately, it was snowing the morning that we booked the tour, but we were contacted in a timely manner about the cancellation and the refund process was started that day. We were even given some advice about what to do in the city, so despite the weather, a good experience. I would recommend this tour for the way they appropriately handled the inclement weather.
Written February 29, 2020
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RosscoKyoto604
So sorry we couldn’t make it work this time, but I am glad that you found the booking experience easy. The safety and comfort of our guests is a top priority, so we just wanted you to be safe and happy. When you are back in Kyoto please do look us up again!
Written March 9, 2020
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Hilary G
Berkhamsted UK63 contributions
Absolutely perfect experience - so glad we chose this tour. It’s like taking a bike ride with a friend who lives locally and can take you to all the best places that few people find or know about. I couldn’t recommend more highly. Fantastic way to experience the Japanese culture. Thank Ross for the best bike tour I’ve ever experienced
Written February 26, 2020
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RosscoKyoto604
Wow, this so heartwarming to hear, thanks so much for this wonderful review. You guys were a pleasure to guide and I am glad that it added amazing insight into your Kyoto trip. Wishing you all the very best!
Written March 9, 2020
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