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Northern Kyoto City half-day cycling tour

by Takaaki
(1) Reviews
4h $ 282 Price up to 4 people


  • Daitokuji Temple (for a prominet Zenn garden)
  • One-thousand year old sweets
  • Alleys and backstreet where you feel real Kyoto.
  • Other locals places that you would've missed out otherwise.
  • Local shopping arcade
  • Cycling through the Kyoto Imperial palace
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281.60 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Kyoto is mostly flat and a great city to get around by bike. We'll see zen gardens, local temples, picturesque back streets, eat Japanese sweets and cycle along the beautiful Kamo River. This is your chance to see a side of Kyoto that is often missed by visitors.It is always an option for you to alter or extend the itineraries to incorporate the place you wish to go.

What to Expect

- Zen garden at Daitokuji temple complex
- Japanese sweets from one thousand-year-old shop.
- Cycling along the Kamo River
- Local shopping arcade
- Shimogamo-Jinja Shinto Shrine
- Other local spots hand-picked by guide

The itinerary can be altered to accommodate a place like Kinkakuji (the golden temple)
Depending on bike rental situation, different itinerary with a different meeting point may be proposed.

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  • Daitokuji Temple (for a prominet Zenn garden)
  • One-thousand year old sweets
  • Alleys and backstreet where you feel real Kyoto.
  • Other locals places that you would've missed out otherwise.
  • Local shopping arcade
  • Cycling through the Kyoto Imperial palace


When it's raining heavily, I would kindly ask you to switch to a non-bike tour.

-Actual duration of this bike tour is 3.5 hour.
-Bike tours are more subject to the weather. When I decide to not to run your bike tour, I would kindly ask you to switch to non-bike tour.
-Please arrange your own insurance.

What‘s included
The value of a private bike tour
Guiding fee
my entry fee
my bike rental fee (for a standard starting point)
What‘s not included
Greeting in your accommodation
your entry fee (350 yen per person for a standard itinerary)
your bike rental cost for 500 yen
my bike rental fee (for a altered starting point)
Meeting Point
Subway Kuramaguchi Station (K05)
Ending Point
Subway Kuramaguchi Station (K05)
4 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

Frequently Asked Questions

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 ( 1 )
Karen Karen United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Great tour of Kyoto highlights! ”

We had a terrific 6 hour tour with Takaaki. He was super warm and friendly and very kind and informative. He met us at Kyoto station and then took us to the very popular Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, filling our visit there with informative color. We then all had a nice lunch in a cozy neighborhood restaurant of soba/udon and sushi. After that, he made our son really happy by taking us to the Arashiyama Monkey Park, where we were able to feed apples and peanuts to baby monkeys. Then he took us to Nijo Castle and told us all about its history and unique characteristics. To finish, he brought us to Gion. While it was a super hot day, he kept us hydrated and even helped us find shaved ice. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him and would definitely recommend him to others.


Thanks, Karen! I enjoyed guiding you and your family around Kyoto. We had a good laugh at the monkey park seeing the evil big monkey snatching food that was meant for a baby monkey :) You all managed the extreme hot weather well. Next time you are around Kyoyo, I will help you explore kyoto deeper!

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