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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

  • Explore scenic Kyoto like a local on this biking tour
  • Travel light—bike and helmet are provided
  • Leave the navigation to your guide as you enjoy the scenery
Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
From US$58.23
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Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
From US$58.23

Pedal off the beaten path in Kyoto on this half-day bike tour. You’ll get an overview of the city, while leaving the navigation to your guide. With a maximum of nine people in your group, you'll have plenty of opportunity for questions as you explore the former imperial city, criss-crossed with back alleys and hidden paths. Travel light, as you’ll be provided with a bicycle and helmet.

What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group at the centrally located Kyoto Station. You’ll get a properly sized bike and helmet, and listen to an orientation and safety briefing. Note that this tour covers about 9 miles (15 kilometers) and requires a moderate level of fitness and cycling ability.

Once you’re comfortable, pedal off into the former imperial city. Take in the scenery while traveling like a local with your guide in the lead.

Head to Kamo River for panoramic downtown views, stopping at the sacred gate of the Heian-Jingu Shrine for some photos. Hear about the history of replicated structures from Kyoto’s past.

Next, wind through alleys and across canals to Nanzenji Temple, where you’ll learn about classic Zen Buddhist architecture. Your last stop is at the Path of Philosophy, lined with hundreds of iconic cherry trees.

At the tour’s conclusion, return to Kyoto Station.
Reviews (209)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Touring Kyoto by bicycle with joyful and knowledgable guide

Amazing culture and history insights as this easy riding tour took us through the quiet streets of Kyoto and visited ancient temples and rustic neighbourhoods. Thoroughly recommend to anyone who is bike riding capableMore

Thank royhazelwood
VentureJapan, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for your review Roy. It was our pleasure to guide you on the bike around Kyoto. We am glad you loved the culture and enjoyed the history information included during the day and the suggestions and the great style of leading...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Bike tour

This was a great tour. Our guide Yuta was friendly, extremely knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour which made it a very enjoyable experience. I would 100% recommend this tour for people wanting to get out and see some traditional temples and shrines...More

Thank J4star
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great time biking around town!

Our guide Uta was very knowledgeable and showed us some cool shines and temples in Kyoto. We saw a Michael and a Geisha at one of our stops. He also was very good about taking pictures of us. I'd definitely recommend going!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brian C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lovely way to see Kyoto, learn some history, and find good spots.

All in all this tour was great, well worth it and we are glad we did it. Couple minor things that could have made the experience better. 1. We had a family in our group that had never ridden bikes before, and it was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nathang30
Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile
Fantastic guide and made the rest of our stay in Kyoto better

Yuma was a fantastic host. The trip encouraged us to extend Our stay in Kyoto by two days as we wanted to go back and re-explore some of the places he took us to. He was very generous with his suggestions of places to eat...More

Thank Tassie_Ross
VentureJapan, Manager at Kyoto Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2018

Hi Tassie Ross, Thank you for the wonderful feedback for our Kyoto experience with Yuta. We appreciate you taking the time in recommending us and glad it was a fantastic day during this lovely time of year and that you got some great advice and...More

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26 December 2018|
Response from mellieg2016 | Reviewed this property |
Each bike has a large front basket. I stuck my backpack in there. Otherwise, there is no place to store excessive shopping or luggage.
31 August 2018|
Response from 897pennyr | Reviewed this property |
The tour operator is WALK JAPAN. Try them.