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Arashiyama cycling tour

by Keiko
(29) Reviews
6h $ 74 per person

Highlights

  • Arashiyama:bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple, Jojakkoji temple, Hogonin temple(spring and autumn only), Nisonin temple, Gioji temple, Seiryoji temple, Rakushisha poetry cottage, Nonomiya shrine, Togetsukyo Bridge
  • Recommendations and informations after the tour are included.

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73.60 USD

FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

A cycling tour in Arashiyama area located in the west part of Kyoto city with old and beautiful temples and refreshing bamboo forest. A suitable area for cycling, bacause of flat roads and a lot of spots dotted within about 1km of the central station.

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Highlights

  • Arashiyama:bamboo grove, Tenryuji temple, Jojakkoji temple, Hogonin temple(spring and autumn only), Nisonin temple, Gioji temple, Seiryoji temple, Rakushisha poetry cottage, Nonomiya shrine, Togetsukyo Bridge
  • Recommendations and informations after the tour are included.

Important

Weekdays: from 9:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hrs)

Weekends & holidays : available full day

What‘s included
guide fee,
What‘s not included
Transportation fee/¥240 per person from Kyoto station to Saga Arashiyama station.
As for the way back, it depends on your next destination.
rental bicycle fee(you and guide)/¥1000.
For Lunch and admission fee (see; FAQ)
Meeting Point
At JR Kyoto station (ground floor, in front of the central gate under the arcade)
Ending Point
At a station convenient for your next visit
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you recommend after this tour?

How about taking "Sagano Romantic Train"? (traditional trolley train) You can enjoy the panoramic view along the Hozu river from March to December. It's such a great way to feel part of nature.
(one-way fare: ¥620 per person, about 25 minutes)

Is this tour called off if it rains?

No, but if cycling is impossible, the tour will be changed to a walking tour and some farther destinations will be omitted.

When is the best season for cycling in this area?

Actually, every season! But especially from spring to autumn. Arashiyama is well known for its quite beautiful cherry blossoms, young green leaves and autumn colors. The scene in winter with snow also attracts a lot of people.

What are admissions?

ex)
Tenryuji Temple : ¥800
Jojakkoji Temple :¥500
Hogonin Temple:¥500
Nisonin Temple :¥500
Gioji Temple:¥300
Seiryoji Temple :¥400(main hall)
Rakushisya poetry cottage :¥250
Monkey Park : ¥550
Nonomiya Shrine :free
Bamboo Grove :free
Togetsukyo bridge :free

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 29 )

Excellent
1 day ago |   by Arthur

“ Day trip with Keiko ”

Keiko was a great guide for our one day trip in Kyoto. She took us to a number of sites in Kyoto, catering to our interests and allowing us to make any adjustments to her suggested list. Keiko was very easy to communicate with, both in person and through email leading up to the tour. She was very patient and helpful as we love to take many pictures and would give us interesting facts and info about each spot we visited. We would definitely book a tour with her again for future visits in Kyoto.

Very Good
1 week ago |   by Keith

“ Path of Philosophy ”

I really enjoyed the tour Keiko organized for me during my recent business trip to Kyoto. We started at Nanzen-ji temple then made our way along the path of philosophy to Ginkaku-ji temple. She surprised me with a last minute trip to Nijo-jo Castle at the end of our tour as I was fascinated by the Shogun. I learned so much in such a short time about the history of Buddhism and Shinto from Keiko; her company and our conversations on religion and language were very enjoyable.

Excellent
2 weeks ago |   by Peter

“ Goon with Keiko ”

Our walking tour with Keiko was excellent. Her knowledge of the Gion area was amazing. Keiko was so friendly and shared so many interesting facts about the history we would have missed if we tried to cover the same area on our own. She made us feel relaxed and really special. We spent the day strolling through Gion, visiting a number of temples, markets and a then participated in a traditional tea ceremony. Even luckily enough to see a traditional Japanese wedding! Keiko is highly recommend. Thank you for such an enjoyable day in Kyoto. Kind regards, Pete Williams

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Eileen

“ One day trip in Arashiyama ”

We have had a wonderful time at Arashimaya with Keiko. Her command of English is excellent and easy to understand. We were tired of visiting Shrines and temples and requested a last minute change to the itinerary. Keiko accommodated to our request and changed our trip to a natural focus with river boat rafting as a surprise highlight. Thank you Keiko!

Excellent
4 months ago |   by Christine

“ Best day in Kyoto with Keiko (with 10 of us) ”

Keiko planned an incredible day for my group of 10 (my family of 4, my sister's family of 4, and my parents). Due to my mother's limited mobility, we also hired a van (Japan Van) for transportation. Keiko is very knowledgeable in Japanese history and culture, and she speaks excellent English and gave us a good understanding of the background of the sites we visited, which included Arashiyama, Golden temple, Ryoan-ji temple, and a tea ceremony. We even managed to squeeze in an impromptu hike to the monkey mountain at Arashiyama. At every site, Keiko showed us the best photo spot. Thank you Keiko for a most memorable day in Kyoto for my family!

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