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5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour

Kyoto, Japan

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icon7 to 8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods and scenic parklands are ideal for exploring by bike. On this tour, save time by cycling around the city and visit five of Kyoto’s most popular attractions in one day. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Pavilion and the Kiyomizu Temple; pose for photos by the red torri gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine; and hop off to stroll around the Bamboo Forest and explore the geisha district.
  • Three magnificent temples: Kiyomizu, Golden Pavilion, and Fushimi Inari
  • Spot geisha as you explore Kyoto’s traditional Gion neighborhood
  • Active tour: cover up to 25mi (40km) as you cycle between the sights
  • Personalized small-group tour with a maximum of 8 people
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Native English speaking bilingual guide
Bottled water
Admission Fees
Light Lunch

Departure Point

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

Departure Time

8:30 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • *Age restriction* must be a minimum of 15 years of age.
  • Please notify of food allergies/restrictions at time of booking.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 5 Top Highlights of Kyoto with Kyoto Bike Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Fantastic tour!
, Jan 2020
We had a great time with our tour guide Peter! This was the best way to see all of Kyoto in one day. We learned a lot of interesting things about the city and culture in Kyoto. We stayed in Kyoto for 4 days and this was definitely the highlight of our trip.
Best time in Kyoto
, Dec 2019
Got into Kyoto late Thursday night after a long trip over from Kansas. So we decided to keep the excitement of being in Japan going by doing this Bike Tour on the first full day there. What an unbelievable way to experience Kyoto. It allowed us to really get a good sense of the beautiful city it is, and our guide made sure we saw some stuff off the beaten path. Recommend to anyone who can do the trip, but it is a pretty good bike ride over the course of the 8.5 hrs, so be ready to work a bit!
Such a great day experiencing Kyoto
Andrea C
, Oct 2019
There is no better way to get some fresh air, and experience the sites and sounds of Kyoto than on a day long bike trip with our excellent guide, Peter. Peter was a great fun and was a wealth of knowledge on all things Japanese. We only had one day in Kyoto and this was the perfect choice for us.
Fantastic !!
Dianne W
, Oct 2019
This was the perfect way to see the best sights Kyoto city. Our guide Peter was very informative, not only at the listed sights but many sights along our ride.The sights of Kyoto are very busy & to jump the bus queue on a bike was fantastic. The best tour I’ve had in Japan this month, thanks Peter !
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Hi Dianne Thanks for the great review. Absolutely my pleasure. I am happy to hear this was the best tour you had in Japan. All the best Peter
Despite the Weather, They Made it Happen!
, Sep 2019
Although it was a rainy day, they made the most of and still took us around to some of the places we originally planned on visiting. What salvaged this tour, was actually our guide himself (Ray), whom had happy vibes for personality and an encyclopedia for a brain, cause he made our experience a fun and educational one. Thank you for rescuing my vacation, Ray, and for helping us all get to where we needed to after, you Rock!
Great day out around Kyoto
, Sep 2019
We really enjoyed this tour. Peter, our guide, has a lot of local knowledge and provided us with historical and cultural information and anecdotes. We visited all the top Kyoto attractions, including the bamboo forest, imperial palace and golden pavilion. Peter paced the tour to match the group and made sure we had ample stops for drinks, toilet etc. I would definitely do this your again.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Was absolutely my pleasure showing you around this amazing city. Thanks for the great review
Best bike tour of Kyoto
James H
, Aug 2019
Our guide, Peter, was the best. He and my partner and another gentleman biked 42 KM covering 5 spectacular sites throughout the city in 7 1/2 hours. Peter set a good pace with several stops between the major sites to enjoy the city. He has lived in Kyoto and Japan for 24 years and has a good knowledge of the history and sites we visited. He took us to lunch at a local, delicious, restaurant and recommended what he through was best. It is an active and very energetic tour and you certainly get a lot of good exercise. Peter was very easy to chat with along the way. My partner and I were very happy to have chosen this tour and have Peter as our guide.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Hi James It was absolutely my pleasure showing you guys around..I am very happy you enjoyed the tour as much as I enjoyed brings you all around Kyoto. All the best to you both Peter
Hands down the best and most complete bike tour I've done
, Aug 2019
Excellent knowledge of the city, THE best way to start your Kyoto adventure as you basically cover all the major shrines / temples in just one day. Highly recommended, would do it all over again in a heartbeat.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thanks so much for the review. We truly appreciate it and are happy to know this was the best tour you have done. Thanks again
Awesome Experience!
Carter B
, Jun 2019
This tour was fantastic! We did two tours while in Japan and this tour was amazing compared to the other one. Ray knew what he was doing and we got to see a lot of the top tourist attractions in Kyoto all in one day! We probably would have spent multiple days trying to visit all of them on our own. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and I would totally go again!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I am so happy to see that you enjoyed the tour so much. And thanks for the compliments! All the best to you.
Kyoto bike tour
, Jun 2019
This was the most amazing experience ever! We got a great overview of Kyoto's famous sites and also got to see lots of little streets and rice paddies up close. There was just the right amount of cultural information and history to give perspective to what we were seeing. Plus, it was a really fun bike ride.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thanks for the review guys. We really appreciate you taking the time to write this up for us. All the best.

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