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Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)

Kyoto, Japan

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icon3 to 4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Kyoto's bamboo forest is one of the city's most visited sites but you can avoid the crowds by joining the early morning bicycle tour. Enjoy the forest and temples at their most serene and also venture to a few off-the-beaten-path spots nearby.
  • Avoid the crowds by visiting in the early morning
  • Small-group tour (maximum 7): Ensures a personal experience
  • Get insights into local culture and history from your guide
  • Visit hidden spots missed by most visitors
Native English speaking bilingual guide
Bottled water

Departure Point

Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please provide heights of all guests at time of booking
  • All guests will be required to sign a liability release waiver prior to the tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Arashiyama Bamboo Bike Tour (Early Bird)?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "This is a must do trip in Kyoto to see a lot in a relatively short length of time." See review


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Experienced Bike Tour Guide
, Mar 2020
It was a great way to spend the morning. Our tour guide brought us along a few temples and of course the bamboo garden hike area. It was very interesting. I was with two children aged 11 and 9 yrs who knew how to cycle. So if it was just adults, I'm sure you may get to see more.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hi. Thanks for the kind review. It was our pleasure taking you guys around. Hope to see you again!
, Jan 2020
Had a wonderful morning with Ray, saw a lot in a few hours and because we went early most places were fairly quiet. Excellent recommendations at the end of the tour about what to do next in Kyoto very helpful.
Awesome and informative bicycle tour!
, Oct 2019
We chose this tour purely to see the bamboo forest and beat the crowds. However, we were blown away with all other locations we were taken to along the way - a lot of the places we never would have seen on our own. Our guide Ray provided us with vital information and facts about each location and Japan including lots of great tips and recommendations for our stay in Kyoto, nearby delicious food and Nara. Not long after our tour finished, Ray sent us all the photos he had taken of the group along the way. It was definitely a perfect way to see part of Kyoto and I will be recommending to all friends/family who travel to Japan!
The best way to see Kyoto - Bike it!
, Jun 2019
Ray was a wonderful guide who kept us engaged and yet was attentive to any individual needs. He ensured everyone had enough water and snacks as we cycled through the various areas and explored different tourist spots. As a solo traveller for business, this was a great way to meet people for a few hours and feel part of a group and to have fun. The bikes were Cannondale and in great condition. This is a must do trip in Kyoto to see a lot in a relatively short length of time. It was a great way to be outside in the heat but to experience the cool breeze as you cycle, the smells of incense, the sounds and the things you would miss in a car or bus. The fact that it goes early was also worth it, we had the bamboo grove to ourselves and had seen a lot by the end of the tour and yet had the rest of the day for other adventures. This type of trip isn't a "canned" trip, Ray was personal and yet professional. Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Wow! Thanks for the amazing and complete review. You have put a huge smile on my face. I really am happy to know that you had such a great time. Please come again. All the best to you.

Product code: 103013P1

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