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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours (approx.) (approx.)
From AUD 104.40

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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. Then return to Kyoto Station.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
In front of Kyoto Tourist Information Center on 2nd floor of Kyoto Station next to Isetan Department Store

In Japanese: “Kyoto-kan-koo-annai-jo”
Departure Time:
3 to 4 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 12:30pm

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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

  • English-speaking guide
  • Snack
  • Use of bicycle and helmet
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Additional Information:
  • 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.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Fiona F, August 2016

We were a very small group so it was lovely and personal and we also had an extra guide along who was doing some training. Clearly this is a quality company! We did about 22k and saw some good examples of Shinto and Buddhist places of worship, cycled along the river, the Pholosophy Path, backgrounds of town, learning history and getting a good flavor for Kyoto. We got some suggestions for afternoon activities and good eats too!
Totally recommend this way to see a bit of the town.

Reviewed by: Gregory R, August 2016

Fantastic tour through back roads and alleys, and along the river, with stops at gorgeous temples, parks, and even a well-known spot for fresh rice milk drink. interesting taste! Our guide was very good, and had a great understanding of the history of the city and temples. It was an easy ride, too- pretty flat terrain most of the time. I would highly recommend this tour. The only part we didn't like was it was VERY hard to find the meeting spot. We had to call them twice.