Bicycle ride around the beautiful city with your local guide
Arashiyama & groves of towering bamboo along Katsura River
Visits to World Heritage Sites—Tenryu-ji & Shimogamo Shrine
Viewing some of the oldest & most popular shrines in Kyoto
Marvelling at stunning Kinkaku-ji temple covered in gold leaf
About this activity
What's included, what's not
Private Kyoto bike tour
Bicycle rental and helmet
Return transport to Kyoto station
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks
Know Before You Book
Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.
Children aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
If you have back, neck, joint or muscular problems, you should carefully consider whether or not to participate.
You must be able to ride a bicycle on your own for a distance of up to 18 miles (29 km) at a moderate pace on relatively flat roads with some hills.
You must present a valid photo ID on the day of the activity.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
What you can expect
Discover the true beauty of the city while cycling through the streets of Kyoto, Japan’s cultural capital. Coast along Katsura River to Arashiyama and visit the World Heritage Sites of Tenryu-ji temple and Shimogamo Shrine.
Meet your local guide and pick up your bike to begin a leisurely ride along the Katsura River to Arashiyama, a popular tourist destination with plenty of natural beauty. Here, cycle through the serene bamboo groves and check out the Togetsukyo Bridge before stopping at Tenryu-ji temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Then continue biking towards Kinkaku-ji temple and marvel at the top 2 floors richly covered in gold leaf. Observe its impressive structure and the beautiful views of its surroundings. Next, visit another World Heritage Site − Shimogamo Shrine.
Site – Shimogamo and Tenryu-ji are some of the oldest and most popular shrines in Kyoto. Walk to admire the stunning and well-preserved forest, with trees that are up to 600 years old, then conclude your tour with a relaxing ride back to Kyoto station along the Kamo River.