- 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.
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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: Tanja S, September 2016
Great bike tour of Kyoto and the surrounding area. We rode along the river to see three temples. Guide was wonderful and knew a lot about Kyoto and Japanese life style. Note that this was a rigorous bike ride and riding between cars and crossing busy intersections means that you should be an experienced bike rider to enjoy this. Would definitely recommend this tour!
Reviewed by: Jamie B, August 2016
This was THE BEST way to get introduced to Kyoto. Even with the intense heat and humidity, the bike tour easily makes one of top highlights of my month in Japan. The tour guide was laid back, knowledgeable, and approachable. And the sake stop at the very end was a nice touch!