We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

By: Noru
  • See Kyoto from a local's perspective and visit hidden sites that locals love
  • You’ll pedal past top attractions like Kinkakuji temple and Kitano Tenmagu
  • Spend time in the fresh air and escape the crowds in Kyoto’s busier areas
Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour
From US$93.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Morning StartMost Popular
This tour departs at 9 am
From US$93.00
Afternoon Start
Tour begins at 1 pm.
From US$93.00

In this cycle ride of Kyoto’s hidden gems, you’ll beat the crowds and visit more peaceful parts of the city. From zen gardens to UNESCO-listed temples such as Kinkakuji, it’s the perfect way to spend time in the great outdoors, while learning about Japan’s history and culture from your guide. You’ll also be able to travel light as a foldable bike and helmet are both provided.

What to Expect

Your day begins at Kyoto’s NORU bicycle shop, where you’ll be fitted for a helmet and given a bike for the day. After that, you’ll start your bike ride of Kyoto’s hidden gems. The day will be easy-going, suitable for all fitness levels, and you’ll cycle roughly 4.3 miles (7-kilometers).

As well as hidden places that locals love, you’ll also save time and be able to see some of Kyoto’s top attractions too. You’ll visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Kinkakuju temple, and other temples such as Daitokuji, Kitanotenmangu, and Koto-in.

Your guide will take you off the usual tourist trail to discover hidden alleyways, zen gardens, and beautiful scenery that is often overlooked. It’s a glimpse at a side of Kyoto that tourists don’t usually see. You’ll end the day back at the original meeting point.

Write a ReviewReviews (91)

1 - 5 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago
Awesome Tour!! Highly recommend it!

We prefer tours that are not so "touristy" and this one hit the spot! Our guide was Jack (an american living in Japan so no problems with english) and he was awesome!! For our luck, it was only me and the wife to do the...More

Thank PedroR8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Interesting and informative bike tour

A bike is a great way to get around Kyoto, and this tour was a great way to see a number of temples and gardens and learn a lot on the way. My guide even took me to an extra temple to see their Zen...More

1  Thank bethany250
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to see the city!

We love a good bike tour, and this one didn't disappoint. It was an efficient way to hit a few of the key sites in the City-- such as the Golden Pavillion-- while getting a taste of local life. Our favorite stops were the rock...More

Thank Garrett I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great morning of exploration

Had a great morning touring temples and back streets around the northern section of Kyoto. Got lots of tips and information from the guide. Cycling is a great way to get around Kyoto.

1  Thank rhondica
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful bike tour!

We loved our “Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour”! Our guide , Atticus, was very knowledgeable about all the sites! The bikes were great and fun to ride! We rode on quiet streets and saw some attractions that we would never have seen on our own. Atticus...More

Thank estelle0987
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
12 April 2018|
Response from Denys V | Reviewed this property |
Try emailing them at info@noru.cc
Shubhra Jyotsna S
6 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from MamaBaer6 | Reviewed this property |
Hello- Hopefully you called the company and found your answer. If not, try emailing them at: info@noru.cc They are very responsive. Hope you were/are able to go!