Kyoto Cycling Tour - Small Group Tour

An excellent way to get to know Kyoto, and see some temples. The guide was knowledgeable and considerate of all members of the group.Neil H., Thailand – See more reviews
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Bikers passing through.
Bikers on the road.
Bikers on the road.
Bikers poses before the border.
A biker on the road.
A biker on the road.
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Bikers posing for a photo.
A temple.
A temple.
Field performance.
Field performance.
Books on display.
Books on display.
Kyoto Market.
Kyoto Market.

What To Expect

Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto. Learn about the city's history at Heian-Jingu Shrine and stroll through the expansive grounds at Nanzenji Temple. Find out the meaning of tranquility along the Path of Philosophy.


  • Hop on a bike and cruise the streets of Kyoto

  • Discover temples, shrines and canals dotted around Kyoto City, including Heian-Jingu Shrine and Nanzenji Temple

  • Cycle along the Kamo River and take in views of the city's downtown


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Kyoto Tourist Information Center
3 hours and 30 minutes
daily at 8:45 AM
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Jump on a bike to experience the real Kyoto on this cycling tour in Japan's imperial capital. This is the local transportation of choice, and there's no better way to discover the temples, shrines and canals dotted around the city. With visits to Heian-Jingu Shrine, Nanzenji Temple and a ride down the scenic Path of Philosophy, this is the best way to get a local perspective of this fascinating city.

Discover the real Kyoto while cruising the streets of Japan's cultural capital on this half-day cycling tour. With a history spanning over 1,200 years, the city streets have a lot to say, so be like the locals and jump on a bike to discover it all. Start the day cycling along the Kamo River, taking in the views of the city's downtown and passing the wealth of traditional riverside restaurants. Pass by the Heian-Jingu Shrine, built in 1894 to commemorate the 1,100 anniversary of the foundation of the capital.

Next, weave your way along the quaint canals to reach the impressive Nanzenji Temple. Admire the temple's spacious grounds and gardens with a surprising feature - a scenic aqueduct - with the Higashiyama Mountains as their impressive backdrop. This is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan, so soak up the ambiance before jumping back on your bike and heading down the Path of Philosophy. Arguably the most popular walking path in Kyoto, the Path of Philosophy is shaded by hundreds of cherry trees that bloom fierily every April. This is a great place to contemplate the tranquility and beauty of the area, as done by Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, when he named this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.

End this cycling tour of Kyoto back at the city's buzzing station.


  • English speaking guide

  • Bicycle and helmet rental


  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Meals and drinks

Please Note

  • Children below 12 years old are not permitted on this tour.

  • Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.

  • Tour ends at Kyoto Station.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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