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,…
What people are saying about Tetsugaku No Michi
Terrific way to see places tourists would not normally see. Riding along the river, up quiet back streets, through parks and along trails, gave you a real sense of the area while still visiting some interesting historical sites. Bikes are basic with 3 gears but quite sufficient for this trip for recreational riders of any age. No big hills and pace ok with plenty of stops. It was about 37 C and I am nearly 78 and still really enjoyed it! The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and gave plenty of interesting anecdotes including insights into the Japanese language as he is an overseas higher degree student himself studying in Kyoto. Coupled with a full day bus tour of the main sites, I strongly recommend this tour to greatly enhance the Kyoto experience.
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.
We always try to do a bike tour when we visit a new city because you can cover a lot of ground and you feel more free than sitting on a bus. We had such a great time on this bike tour, our guide ‘Yutah’ (probably spelt that wrong) was very energetic, funny and informative. His English was fantastic and we had such a good time with him. He also left us with numerous food and shopping recommendations as we left. Can’t recommend this enough
The bike tour through Kyoto with our tour guide Ryo, was great. We stopped at many different places along the way and learnt about Japanese culture and religion. Additionally, the leaflet that we were given at the beginning told us not only about the route we would take but also about where to eat different Japanese food and places to go shopping.
It was a samll goup (9) with a guide who spoke good clear English. The pace set was easy and the hills were not too bad. We had interesting visits and good explanations at them.