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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

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

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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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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Kyoto Station
Departure Time:
3 to 4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
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
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Janet L, September 2015

Ken, our tour leader was very nice and helpful and the rental company were accomodating.

Reviewed by: Shelby N, September 2015

We had a great time on our trip! It was the highlight of our time in Kyoto. Prior to the bike ride, we saw a few shrines and temples and we didn't have much information about the places. It was fantastic having our own personal guide of the shrines and temples in Kyoto. he was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend!

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Tour code: 5263JPUA