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South Kyoto in a Nutshell: Gentle Backstreet Bike Tour!

Join Cycle Kyoto for a morning bike tour around south Kyoto's most beautiful locations. Stay safe riding on quiet backstreets, explore the mighty Fushimi Inari Shrine as well as a host of specially selected locations.

Starts with a visit to the temples of central Kyoto before following the Takase Canal and Kamo River into Gion. After weaving through the backstreets of Kyoto’s famous geisha and teahouse district, we head up to the spectacular Tofukuji Temple for pictures. We then roll down to the other side of the slope and straight into Fushimi Inari Shrine (The most visited attraction in Japan!). After a stroll around the famous orange Torii gates, we head home

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3 to 4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • High Quality 'Giant' Hybrid Bike
    • Helmet
    • Bottled water
    • Use of bicycle
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Cycle Kyoto, Japan, 〒601-8003 京都府京都市南区東九条西山王町7

    Start at our shop, meet your guide and other travellers, get your bike fitted and get ready for the day!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Nishi Honganji, Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8358 Kyoto Prefecture

    Enter one of the least visited religious sites in the city and one of the largest wooden buildings in the entire world!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Takasegawa, Kiyacho, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto 604-0961 Kyoto Prefecture

    Follow the serene Takase Canal on two wheels, learn about its place in Kyoto's history and get some great photos!

    Stop At: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture

    Stop off in Kyoto's famous geisha district, discover the secrets of this hidden world and maybe even catch a glimpse of one these entertainers hidden away!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Tofuku-ji Temple, 15-778 Hommachi, Higashiyama-Ku, Kyoto 605-0981 Kyoto Prefecture

    Swing by the spectacular Tofukuji Temple. Enjoy stunning views from the bridge and admire the spacious surroundings of the one of the oldest and largest Zen temples in the country!

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, 68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882 Kyoto Prefecture

    The most visited attraction in Kyoto can be tough to navigate. Allow our guides to expertly pick a path between the crowds for you to enjoy!

    Duration: 25 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Cycle Kyoto, Japan, 〒601-8003 京都府京都市南区東九条西山王町7
    Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Masks are available but not necessary while on bike
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by Cycle Kyoto

Activity ID: V-90162P4

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