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Arashiyama cycling tour

by Keiko
(36) Reviews
6h $ 91 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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91.00 USD

FREE cancelation 30 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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 36 )
James James United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Wonderful guide! ”

I highly recommend Keiko! She possesses all the characteristics you would want in a guide...she was polite, pleasant, organized, thorough, patient, knowledgable...and genuinely concerned with our happiness! She made our time in Kyoto a pleasant and memorable experience!

Katherine Katherine United States ( Solo )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ beautiful Arashiyama. ”

Absolutely wonderful...Keiko is a treasure!

Andrew Andrew Australia
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Cycling, Walking Bamboo Grove and other sights. ”

Thanks Keiko for a fantastic day. Not only did you provide a great day of exploring but you also set us up with lots of local knowledge for our time in Kyoto. The cycling was easy - anyone who has ridden a bike before can do it and it’s a great way to visit the sights around the Bamboo grove. Being cherry blossom Kyoto was exceptionally busy. Keiko navigated the crowds and look us to some beautiful shrines they were quiet and out of the way. I will definitely be recommending Keiko to others but you need to book her well in advance as she gets booked out during peak seasons.

Amanda Amanda United States ( Friends )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Wonderful Guided Tour ”

Keiko creates an itinerary based off your interests, she is incredibly well educated about Kyoto and Japan in general! Her English is great, and she is so helpful and accomodating to any of your needs. Keiko is also upfront about any costs (for us it was paying for temple entrances) before continuing. She is also quick to respond to any messages prior to the booking. Our group loved her, such a wonderful tour guide!!

Keiko:

Dear Amanda, I hope you all have been well. I really appreciate your message on our bike tour. We made it to the smaller and quieter temples away from the center of Arashiyama where it takes long by walk. I was so glad to see that you were enjoying the day. We also had nice Japanese food for lunch. If you ever come back to Kyoto, I would recommend the Monkey Mountain next time. And I enjoyed talking with you about Arashi. Every time I see them on TV, I remember you. Well, thank you so much again for taking part in my bike tour. I offer my very best wishes to you all and look forward to seeing you sometime again in Kyoto. Best regards, Keiko

Neil Neil Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Kyoto Sight seeing ”

Keiko was punctual and extremely knowledgable about her local area and surrounds. She spoke Englsh very well which helped out understanding of the local culture. Overall we had an extremely enjoyable day with Keiko including us being taken to one of her favourite restaurants for lunch. We would highly recommend Keiko as a guide for those looking at day tours of the Kyoto district.

Keiko:

Dear Neil, Thank you for your kind words. Although it was a half-day tour, we made it to Gion, Zen temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nijo Castle including nice lunch. You were so kind and gentle that I also had a great time. I really hope my tour will be your good memory of Kyoto. And I appreciate giving me the information about Australia. I learned a lot from you as well. Lastly, thank you so much for choosing me as your guide in Kyoto and taking part in my tour. I offer my very best wishes to you and your family. Best regards, Keiko

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