Enjoy a cycling tour of Kyoto and see golden temples, zen gardens, and enjoy a few surprises.
Ride a bicycle to Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari & Sanjusangen-do monuments and enjoy picturesque sceneries full of traditional Japanese architecture on a…
Start your tour by exploring Nijo Castle and Seimei Shrine. Visit the Golden Pavilion, cycle through the old capitals Imperial Palace and enjoy a…
Get a little exercise and check out the sites of Northern Kyoto. See the Golden Pavillion, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, and enjoy a great lunch.
Join your guide for a ride around South Kyoto's best attractions. See temples, shrines, and backstreets all in a few relaxing hours.
Jump on a bike to experience the real Kyoto on this half-day cycling tour of Japan’s imperial capital. This is the local transportation of choice,…
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We easily found our guide at the train station and walked a short way to our bikes. Riding the bikes around Kyoto was a great way to see the city in a way that you would not normally see it. The first half of the bike ride was on wide levees along the river and made for a very easy bike ride. There was some rolling hills but not too difficult to manage. We made a few stops to see some really interesting sites and our guide had great knowledge of the historical sites as well as great command of the English language. On the way back the trip was a little more technical in the sense that we were weaving in and out of people, buses, and traffic. If you were familiar with bikes and riding then it was pretty easy to manage however if you get flustered with city writing then this section may be a bit of a struggle. We left our guide Ryo! She traveled at the perfect pace and seemed to know the exact time that we needed to stop for some ice cold green tea on a hot day!
Our tour guide, Michael, was great - good English and had a lot of local knowledge and history to tell us. We had a nice small group of 6 of us and the cycle was at a good pace. You get helmets and cycling around the area felt safe. I felt like we saw a lot of places in the 3.5 hours we were going around and there was a good mix of cycling and also stopping to see some of the shrines and temples. The only thing I would recommend would be to add a stop for water or food as you have to bring your own but some people may forget, or it wasn't obvious.
Fantabulous way to see the natural beauty of Kyoto even though it is winter time! Blessed to have sunny weather. I like the nature and the eco-friendly way of viewing the city. Glad to have an experienced guide, Ryo, so we didn't get lost and heard anecdotal stories of the various places. It was a pleasant ride by the river, along the small streets of Gion, and a gradual ascend to the top to the many scenic shrines and temples. I didn't feel that I was going uphill because Ryo directed us in zigzag manner upwards. Thoughtful of her.
Tour was fun, informative and a wonderful way to see parts of Kyoto that we would not have uncovered on our own - all while getting exercise. Michael, our guide, was very informative and answered all of our many questions and took great care in keeping us safe and together. One of the highlights of our trip.
Small group tour going along the river and back alleyways. Tour guide was very good and spoke good English. Tour lasted 4 hours which was just right amount of time on a hot day. I would do the tour again