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Arashiyama cycling tour

by Keiko
(25) Reviews
6h $ 76 per person


  • 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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76.00 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.

Organized by Keiko

Licensed Guide
(25) Reviews


  • 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.


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
6 hours
Starting time
09:30 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?

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.

About Keiko

Licensed Guide

(25) Reviews

Contact Keiko
Response Time 14 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hello, I am Keiko. I have a national qualification as a English-speaking guide. I was brought up in Kyoto, among a lot of old Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines.(ex. Kiyomizu Temple, Toji Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Heian Shrine, Fushimi Inari Shrine and so on) Some of them are now famous worldwide and on the UNESCO World Heritage List. From childhood, a daily sight with a lot of tourists from abroad has been quite normal for me. I had already been thinking,"What can I do for them?" (Of course, I'm thinking of it today, too.) And the answer was,"I would be a guide, to make their time in Kyoto much more wonderful". At last, the time has come! There are uncountable sightseeing spots in Kyoto, so you will need some help, if you want to see and get around the city efficiently. It is much better with a guide who knows Kyoto very well, just like me! And furthermore, it will lead you to a better understanding of Japanese culture. Don't hesitate to ask me, I can arrange the best trip for you, with a lot of choices and something to fit your taste. read more

Reviews ( 25 )

2 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!

3 months ago |   by Corinne

“ Arashiyama bike tour ”

Keiko was a very friendly and helpful guide. We had a great time seeing many temples and shrines in Arashiyama — we covered a lot of ground and the fall colors were incredible. Thanks, Keiko!

Very Good
4 months ago |   by Jamie

“ arashiyama cycling tour ”

The cycling tour with Keiko at arashiyama was indeed very nice. She brought us to local temples which are as interesting as the more popular ones. We wouldn't have covered as many places if it weren't for her. I will definitely recommend her tour !

4 months ago |   by Marty

“ An awesome experience. ”

Keiko was very accommodating, always arrived at the meet up locations early and was extremely knowledgeable about each site we visited. She promptly responded to all of my emails prior to our tour and addressed all of my questions. My brothers are planning to visit Kyoto next year. I have advised them to hire Keiko for their trip as well. Thanks Keiko!

4 months ago |   by Susan

“ Best tour! ”

Keiko is personable, knowledgeable and well-spoken. She made our tours of Kyoto more interesting. She is flexible and we enjoyed our days with her. She a great tour guide!

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