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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

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Overview
Grab your bike and get set to explore Kyoto from the ground up. On this small-group bike tour, you’ll unearth the real Kyoto while cycling the narrow lanes and charming back streets of this former imperial city.
Highlights
  • Explore scenic Kyoto like a local on this biking tour
  • Travel light—bike and helmet are provided
  • Leave the navigation to your guide as you enjoy the scenery
  • Hit Kyoto's highlights more quickly than you would by walking
  • Commentary from your guide sheds light on the city’s imperial history
  • Small group limited to nine means plenty of time to ask questions
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at the centrally located Kyoto Station. You’ll get a properly sized bike and helmet, and listen to an orientation and safety briefing. Note that this tour covers about 9 miles (15 kilometers) and requires a moderate level of fitness and cycling ability. Once you’re comfortable, pedal off into the former imperial city. Take in the scenery while traveling like a local with your guide in the lead. Head to Kamo River for panoramic downtown views, stopping at the sacred gate of the Heian-Jingu Shrine for some photos. Hear about the history of replicated structures from Kyoto’s past. Next, wind through alleys and across canals to Nanzenji Temple, where you’ll learn about classic Zen Buddhist architecture. Your last stop is at the Path of Philosophy, lined with hundreds of iconic cherry trees. At the tour’s conclusion, return to Kyoto Station.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kyoto Ekimae Bus Stop, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Please note: Shimogamo Shrine will no longer be visited on this tour.
  • Please note that this tour covers about 15 kilometres by bicycle, and can be quite strenuous for travellers who are not used to cycling. We recommend this tour for guests who have at least a medium level of fitness ability.
  • Maximum group size is 9
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Honestly such an amazing day and one of the top highlights of our Japan trip. I haven’t ridden a bike in probably 5 years but after 1 minute it all came back to me. It’s so fun cycling through the busy streets and having the contrast when you get to the serene temples. Before we
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Coleen Emily M for your wonderful comment and review. Fumiko and Kyoto team are really glad to hear that you enjoyed tour tour. Please enjoy your next destination as well. Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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Michaels English is very clear. We visited a number of shrines and temples and he also went that extra mile offering advice about sight seeking in other areas of Kyoto.
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you Mae D for your feedback. Michael and Kyoto team are happy to hear that you mostly enjoyed the tour. Please have a good time in Japan! Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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Our guide Sean was amazing. His knowledge of the history and sights in Kyoto is expansive. He speaks perfect English and encouraged questions. The pace was comfortable and the bikes worked well. This was my favorite tour we did in Kyoto. With his knowledge and fluency in
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you TybeeTime G for your wonderful comment and review. Sean and Kyoto team are really glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour. Please enjoy your next destination. Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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Fantastic tour around Kyoto. Great way to see the city and to learn more about the history. Lots of temples!!! Tour guide was really good. Definitely worth the money.
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you 834nickm for your review. Kyoto team are indeed happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Please enjoy your next destination. Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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We would highly recommend this bike tour. It was a perfect mix of sight-seeing, learning and doing. Sean, our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and open. Overall, a very enjoyable experience.
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Response from KyotoUA, Manager at Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Coolibah37 for your great feedback. Sean and Kyoto team are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the morning tour. Please enjoy your next destination! Best regards, Kohei Tamaki
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