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

In this cycle ride 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, while learning about Japan’s history and culture from your guide. You’ll also be able to travel 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, you’ll start your bike ride of Kyoto’s hidden gems. The day will be easy-going, suitable for all fitness levels, and you’ll cycle roughly 4.3 miles (7-kilometers).

As well as hidden places that locals love, you’ll also save time and be able to see some of Kyoto’s top attractions too. You’ll visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Kinkakuju temple, and other temples such as Daitokuji, Kitanotenmangu, and Koto-in.

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

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Kyoto Bike tour

Family had a fabulous time with Lianca, she really made it safe and fun for everyone! We enjoyed the casual tour, even with the record heat the morning tour was fine. Thanks for a memorable day!

Thank Carl S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tour. Lianetta(sp?) took us around the city and gave us a great overview of Kyoto. We saw several shrines and several places we were the only westerners. The tea stop at a 1000yr old restaurant was both a welcome relief and...More

Thank Leah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great morning activity!

We had Lianca for a tour guide. She did a great job of explaining history behind temples and traditions- very informative! Visited several temples, geisha district and had some delicious cold tea to cool off in the heat. Highly recommend the tour!!

Thank Bryanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Thank you Lee!

This tour was awesome - the stories were fascinating and we stopped off at some great points of interest. We had a swim in the river which was an added bonus on a hot summers day plus some! Lee was the perfect guide. Highly recommend!

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 13 July 2018
Great choice!!

We looked at a few options when it came to bike tours and were thrilled we went with Noru. Outiffted with bikes, helmets, water and our fabulous tour guide Jack, we were treated to an insiders view of the beauty of Kyoto. We toured some...More

1  Thank TorontoTravelGirl70
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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!
12 April 2018|
Response from Denys V | Reviewed this property |
Try emailing them at info@noru.cc