Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours (approx.) (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5263JPUA
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.


  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
  • All necessary equipment included
Start your small-group bike tour of Kyoto by cycling along the Kamo River, passing the many traditional restaurants that dot the waterfront. You’ll get great views of the downtown area along this route.

Then, cycle to Heian-Jingu Shrine, a spiritual center of Japan. Note its impressive bright red torii (a sacred gate) and replica buildings of the old Kyoto Palace.

Make your way along the quaint canals to the Nanzenji Temple, a classic example of Zen Buddhism, and admire its stunning smaller temples. Take some time to sit and contemplate the natural beauty before heading down the Path of Philosophy.

Flanked by hundreds of cherry trees, the Path of Philosophy was named by Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, who was said to practice meditation while walking this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.

End your tour by riding past the Shimogamo Shrine with its unique forest setting in the heart of Kyoto. Then return to Kyoto Station.

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Kyoto Station
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Returns to original departure point at approximately 12pm

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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

  • English-speaking guide
  • Snacks
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Paul H, March 2015

It was so much fun . Best way to see a city. We had such a great time and saw some beautiful sights. Our tour guide was very good and her english was also really good. We had a 13 year old boy and he didn't struggle at all. Easily and highly recommend this for the whole family. Perfect time as well.

Reviewed by: weez, December 2014

Jade was an absolutely delightful guide and provided us with an excellent tour through many sections of Kyoto. This is a great way to get an overview and lay of the land of any city, especially after a long flight. The fresh air and exercise was great - not too strenuous, we rode comfortable bikes on a mostly flat path along the river and then up and through the streets to see two of the most prominent sights a shrine and we were there to witness a private ceremony at the temple. She was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history with us. Additionally, she answered all of our questions about Kyoto, including some suggestions for dinner. Highly recommended tour for all ages.

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Tour code: 5263JPUA