Private Kyoto: Cycling Tour

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 3.5 hours
  • tour type Group Tour
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 12+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Kyoto, Japan
  • Ends Kyoto , Japan
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto on a private tour with your own personal guide
  • Learn about the city’s history at HeianJingu Shrine
  • Stroll through the expansive grounds at Nanzenji Temple
  • Discover the meaning of tranquillity along the famous Path of Philosophy
The Private Kyoto: Cycling Tour tour starts and ends in Kyoto. The Private Kyoto: Cycling Tour is a bicycle tour that takes 3.5 hours.

Take a spin down the Path of Philosophy on this private Kyoto tour that gives you an overview of the city while using a mode of transport preferred by locals: the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples and mountains — this is an enlightening escape from the city. 
This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 
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“It might have been difficult to hear our guide if there had been many more than the two of us. He made sure he moved to quiet places to talk to us. His knowledge of Perth and it's history was excellent.”
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“Due to the current blockade of Nepal and the lack of diesel available, there are about 1/3 of the public buses running. This tour required use of the public bus, it was really, really overcrowded and uncomfortable, not only physically but felt we were taking locals places making it hard for them to go about their daily life. Our guide was amazing, lnowledgeable and guided us in culturally acceptable behaviour.”
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ITINERARY

Discover the real Kyoto while cruising the streets of Japan’s cultural capital on this half-day private Kyoto bike tour. With a history spanning over 1,200 years, the city streets have a lot to say, so make like the locals and jump on a bike with your own personal guide 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. Call 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 quaint canals to reach the impressive Nanzenji Temple. Admire the temple’s spacious grounds with a surprising feature: a scenic aqueduct,  with the Higashiyama Mountains as their backdrop. This is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan, so soak up the surrounds before jumping back on your bike and heading off 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 erupt into bloom every April. It's a spectacular sight to see then, but it's rather beautiful the rest of the year as well. It's a great place to contemplate the tranquillity and beauty of the area, just like Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, did when he named this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.

Cycle back towards Kyoto Station, along a beautiful canal with old teahouses and traditional bathhouses among the cherry trees and traditional narrow backroads. We'll end this private Kyoto city tour back at the city's buzzing station.

Please note that this tour covers about 15 kilometres by bicycle, and can be quite strenuous for travellers who are not used to cycling. We recommend this tour for guests who have at least a medium level of fitness ability.

(If you’d prefer to travel as part of a regular group experience, please book our Kyoto Cycling Tour.)

This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Bicycle and helmet rental.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Food and drinks
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Payment

Full payment of 122 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Private Kyoto: Cycling Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Private Kyoto: Cycling Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : In front of Kyoto Tourist Information Center on 2nd floor of Kyoto Station next to Isetan Department Store. In Japanese: “Kyoto-kan-koo-annai-jo”. Address: 600-8216 2nd Floor Kyoto Station, Karasuma, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City , Kyoto Prefecture Meeting end point : Kyoto Station.
CANCELLATION Cancellation for this Private Kyoto: Cycling Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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