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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 Tenmangu
  • Spend time in the fresh air and escape the crowds in Kyoto’s busier areas
Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour
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This tour departs at 9 am
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Tour begins at 1 pm.

On this bike-ride exploration 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. You’ll also learn about Japan’s history and culture from your guide along the way. And you can pack 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, start your bike ride and explore Kyoto’s hidden gems. The day will be easygoing, suitable for all fitness levels, and you’ll cycle roughly 4.3 miles (7 kilometers).

In addition to visiting hidden places that locals love, you’ll see some of Kyoto’s top attractions. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Kinkakuju temple—plus other temples such as Daitokuji, Kitano Tenmangu, and Koto-in.

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

Reviews (104)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
One of the best experiences we had in Kyoto

We had a great time cycling around Kyoto. The tour guide was extremely courteous and friendly, and even invited us for having tea at one of the most antiques shops of Kyoto. If you are looking for hidden gems in Kyoto, definitely go for it!

Thank TrailBlazer263313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great trip with some great guides

We spent a great afternoon cycling around Northern Kyoto and this was actually one of the highlights of our trip. You should definitely do it. It was great to explore areas of the city that you would not normally visit - including a temple or...More

Thank BiggsySnr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Cycle Tour

Great 3 hour tour. Atticus was a mine of information and we learned a lot about the places we went and also about Japan in general. Would definitely recommend during a stay in Kyoto. There's a great place for breakfast/lunch just a couple of doors...More

1  Thank PeterW6957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
A must tour in Kyoto

Amazing tour and perfectly guided biking tour to see the beautifulness of Kyoto’s temples and shrines!

1  Thank Jewgeni E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A gentle ride, wonderful insights.

The meeting place is a bit out of the way in a strip shopping area and not well marked but don't let that put you off. Out Guide, Atticus, was a lovely gentle American with a great local knowledge who made sure we were well...More

1  Thank IonicBond71
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Paola S
25 July 2018|
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Response from TorontoTravelGirl70 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Paola - The tours start at 9am (you have to be there for 8:45am) and they run about 3 to 3 1/2 hours. Hope that helps!