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Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

By: Noru
  • See Kyoto from a local's perspective and visit hidden sites that locals love
  • You’ll pedal past top attractions like Kinkakuji temple and Kitano Tenmangu
  • Spend time in the fresh air and escape the crowds in Kyoto’s busier areas
Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour
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Tour begins at 1 pm.
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On this bike-ride exploration of Kyoto’s hidden gems, you’ll beat the crowds and visit more peaceful parts of the city. From zen gardens to UNESCO-listed temples such as Kinkakuji, it’s the perfect way to spend time in the great outdoors. You’ll also learn about Japan’s history and culture from your guide along the way. And you can pack light, as a foldable bike and helmet are both provided.

What to Expect

Your day begins at Kyoto’s NORU bicycle shop, where you’ll be fitted for a helmet and given a bike for the day. After that, start your bike ride and explore Kyoto’s hidden gems. The day will be easygoing, suitable for all fitness levels, and you’ll cycle roughly 4.3 miles (7 kilometers).

In addition to visiting hidden places that locals love, you’ll see some of Kyoto’s top attractions. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Kinkakuju temple—plus other temples such as Daitokuji, Kitano Tenmangu, and Koto-in.

Your guide will take you off the usual tourist trail to discover hidden alleyways, zen gardens, and beautiful scenery that’s often overlooked. It’s a glimpse at a side of Kyoto most tourists don’t see. You’ll end the day back at the original meeting point.

Reviews (116)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great time spent!

We heard about Noro from another guide we had in Japan. While it seemed like an expensive taxi ride to get to the shop in hindsight it was worth the effort and money. Our guide Jack was very nice and extremely knowledgeable (taught Japanese history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Greg U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to see a small part of Kyoto

We did the tour at 1pm and our guide was Atticus. He was great and told us a lot of stuff about the temples and culture of Japan. The bikes were great and most of the road was flat. Highlight of the trip was seeing...More

Thank GraceL3129
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

We took NORU Hidden or Secret Kyoto Biking Tour on Saturday in October. Our guide Lianka was wonderful. She has a very nice personality. She is fun, knowledgeable, friendly and very flexible. At the beginning of the tour Lianka made sure that we had picked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kf59traveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perfect way to see Kyoto

Absolutely loved the tour hosted by Lianka! Full of brilliant insights into the local culture and area, we spent the rest of our time in Kyoto following her tips! The tour was not overly strenuous but we covered a good distance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TheMoretonAdventure
Reviewed 5 November 2018
Excellent Tour

Although not cheap, we thought this was a great way of seeing Kyoto. Lianca was a great guide; and having had a Japanese Guide in Tokyo (a getting the Japanese view of themselves) it was really interesting to get the perspective of a non-Japanese resident....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dafttea
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21 October 2018|
Response from MamaBaer6 | Reviewed this property |
That's a tough question, since I don't know your age or exact fitness level. I don't recall any intense hills or difficult pedaling. Our group was made up of people 50 years old and younger. We kept a very leisurely pace... More
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