Northern Kyoto 6-hour cycling tour

Unique Experience

Takaaki Y.

5.00(2) reviews
English, Japanese (Native)
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people

Kyoto is mostly flat and a great city to get around by bike. We'll see zen gardens, local temples, picturesque back streets, eat Japanese sweets and cycle along the beautiful Kamo River. This is your chance to see a side of Kyoto that is often missed by visitors.It is always an option for you to alter or extend the itineraries to incorporate the place you wish to go.


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Feel free to personalize this offer.

Meeting Point

Subway Kuramaguchi Station (K05)

Daitokuji Temple (for a prominet Zenn garden)

One-thousand year old sweets

Alleys and backstreet where you feel real Kyoto.

Other locals places that you would've missed out otherwise.

Local shopping arcade

Cycling through the Kyoto Imperial palace

Ending Point

Subway Kuramaguchi Station (K05)

What to Expect

- Zen garden at Daitokuji temple complex

- Japanese sweets from one thousand-year-old shop.

- Cycling along the Kamo River

- Local shopping arcade

- Shimogamo-Jinja Shinto Shrine

- Other local spots hand-picked by guide

The itinerary can be altered to accommodate a place like Kinkakuji (the golden temple)

Depending on bike rental situation, different itinerary with a different meeting point may be proposed.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

The value of a private bike tour

Guiding fee

my entry fee

my bike rental fee (for a standard starting point)

What‘s not included

Greeting in your accommodation

your entry fee (350 yen per person for a standard itinerary)

your bike rental cost for 500 yen

my bike rental fee (for a altered starting point)

your lunch

my lunch

Important Information

When it's raining heavily, I would kindly ask you to switch to a non-bike tour.

-Actual duration of this bike tour is 3.5 hour.

-Bike tours are more subject to the weather. When I decide to not to run your bike tour, I would kindly ask you to switch to non-bike tour.

-Please arrange your own insurance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time



Zachary E.

Nov 19, 2019

Thank you very much!

Takaaki was very communicative and open to many requests. He also did an excellent job with the tour!


Karen K.

Aug 14, 2018

Great tour of Kyoto highlights!

We had a terrific 6 hour tour with Takaaki. He was super warm and friendly and very kind and informative. He met us at Kyoto station and then took us to the very popular Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, filling our visit there with informative color. We then all had a nice lunch in a cozy neighborhood restaurant of soba/udon and sushi. After that, he made our son really happy by taking us to the Arashiyama Monkey Park, where we were able to feed apples and peanuts to baby monkeys. Then he took us to Nijo Castle and told us all about its history and unique characteristics. To finish, he brought us to Gion. While it was a super hot day, he kept us hydrated and even helped us find shaved ice. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and would definitely recommend him to others.

Takaaki Y.

Thanks, Karen! I enjoyed guiding you and your family around Kyoto. We had a good laugh at the monkey park seeing the evil big monkey snatching food that was meant for a baby monkey :) You all managed the extreme hot weather well. Next time you are around Kyoyo, I will help you explore kyoto deeper!

$308/ per group

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