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Cycling & Sightseeing Tour of Kyoto

Kyoto
3 hours
Adult Only
Cycling Tours
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Overview

Get on your bike and begin your exploration of the real Kyoto as you pedal through the scenic lanes and quaint streets of this imperial city.

Why to buy

  • Pedal down the local streets and scenic landscapes
  • A tour led by an English-speaking guide
  • A small group, allowing for an intimate experience

Itinerary

Meet your guide at the Kyoto Tourist Information Center on the 2nd floor of Kyoto Station next to Isetan Department Store at 08:45 AM. You shall then get a safety briefing along with a helmet and a bicycle. As you begin your tour, the first stop shall be the Kamo River, dotted by several waterfront restaurants and locals going about their daily lives. You shall also get amazing views of the downtown area through this route.

Soon after, cycle to the spiritual center of Kyoto, the Heian-Jingu Shrine. You shall see the bright red torii gates and imitations of the old Kyoto Palace in the buildings there. Take it all in as you pedal towards the Nanzenji Temple, a Zen temple with surrounding smaller temples as well. Here, you can rest for a while as you admire the natural beauty surrounding you.

Then, head down the Path of Philosophy, a strikingly beautiful path, named so after a famous philosopher, Nishida Kitaro, who walked this path on his way to the university. As you cycle through this street, you shall understand the reason for the name as it is a picture-perfect road with a gently flowing stream by its side, inviting meditative thoughts and a peaceful frame of mind.

Finally, head back to the Kyoto Station where your tour shall end by approximately 12:30 PM.

Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide
Bicycle
Safety Gear
Exclusions
Gratuities
Food & Beverages
Personal Expenses

Schedule

Duration
3 hours
Timings
Monday 8:30 AM Tuesday 8:30 AM Wednesday 8:30 AM Thursday 8:30 AM Friday 8:30 AM Saturday 8:30 AM Sunday 8:30 AM 
Language used
English 
Type of Guide/Tour
Tour Escort
Pickup point
Kyoto Tourist Information Center on 2nd floor of Kyoto Station next to Isetan Department Store
End point
Same as the original departure point

Good to know

  • This tour involves 15 km of cycling and can be strenuous if you aren't used to cycling.

Additional Information

  • The group can accommodate a maximum of 9 people, and the minimum age limit is 12 years.

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to your booking for the cancellation policy.

Address

Japan, 600-8216 Kyoto, Shimogy-ku, Higashishiokjich, Karasuma Dori, 2F
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