- Small-group tour
- Led by a local guide
- Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
- All necessary equipment included
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. Then return to Kyoto Station.
Please note: this tour covers about 9 miles (15 kilometers) by bicycle, and can be quite strenuous for travelers who are not used to cycling. This tour is recommended for guests with a medium level of fitness.
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In Japanese: “Kyoto-kan-koo-annai-jo”
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
- English-speaking guide
- Use of bicycle and helmet
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Minimum age is 12 years
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers
- Please note: Shimogamo Shrine will no longer be visited on this tour.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: achanda218, January 2017
There's no other way to experience Kyoto than biking in this haven for cyclists and this tour served as a perfect introduction. Knowledgeable guide and a great route clocked about 18km. Highly recommended.
Reviewed by: Christel L, January 2017
This tour was wonderfully scenic. And somewhat easy for the occasional biker. Lulu, our tour guide, had a great cheerful personality. Highly recommended!