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Kyoto: 3.5-hours Historical Highlights Cycling Tour

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Start your tour by exploring Nijo Castle and Seimei Shrine. Visit the Golden Pavilion, cycle through the old capitals Imperial Palace and enjoy a delicious lunch at a Japanese tea house.
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Duration: 3.5 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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  • Cycle around beautiful historical sites and visit the Golden Pavilion
  • Enjoy a local Kyoto lunch at a traditional Japanese tea house
  • Visti hidden areas and learn the history of this great city
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Go on this cycling tour and explore the peaceful side of Kyoto. 

Start this activity by learning about Nijo Castle. At Seimei Shrine you can find out how to pray at a Japanese shrine. Check out the Golden Pavilion and get ready to take great photos at Kamishichiken, the oldest geisha district in Japan. 

After seeing the magical Golden Pavilion continue to cycle for a nice downhill ride to the Imperial Palace. Your guide will give you some insights into the history of this place. 

At a traditional Japanese restaurant, you can discover the local cuisine with a variety of Soba dishes, as well as desserts with matcha and mochi. Feel free to visit a beautiful Japanese garden and a souvenir shop next door. 

After this break, the tour will continue cycling back a relaxing ride along a beautiful route through the city. Finish your tour at the Kamogawa river and immerse yourself in this unique atmosphere while watching the locals enjoying their time.
  • Bike rental
  • Entry fee to the Golden Pavilion
  • Tour photos
  • Lunch at a local Japanese tea house
  • Helmet (if needed)
  • Bike lock
  • One bottle of water
What’s Not Included
  • Additional drinks and food
Not suitable for
  • Children under 15 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of the Family Mart convenience store outside of Exit 24 of Karasuma station. The guide will be waiting with a sign saying "Magical Trip".

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Important information
Know before you go
• The summer in Kyoto can be very hot, please make sure you wear a hat, comfortable light clothing and make sure to drink plenty of water

From £64.24 per person