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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
From US$90,85
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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.

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Reviewed yesterday
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

Thank PeterW6957
Reviewed 4 days 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!

Thank Jewgeni E
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank IonicBond71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kyoto Bike tour

I decided to join the Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour after hearing so many good things about this tour. Actually I had been living in Japan for a while and have also visited Kyoto before, but I wanted to learn more about the city and its...More

1  Thank クス ア
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Informative and great fun

This is an excellent tour. I had a really interesting morning with Lianca guiding me around the beautiful sights and streets of Kyoto. This was a great value tour and Lianca is very knowledgeable about Japan and Kyoto as well as about all the places...More

Thank Sue S
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Paola S
24 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!