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Northern Kyoto City half-day cycling tour

by Takaaki
4h $ 235 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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235.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 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.

Organized by Takaaki

Licensed Guide


  • 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 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 Takaaki

Licensed Guide

Contact Takaaki
Response Time 1 h

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

★Kyoto City Official Tour Guide - CIty of Kyoto Visitors Host★
Local insight by an insider in the Ancient capital Kyoto

Using a City of Kyoto Visitors Host as a guide will redefine your whole travel experience.
Equipped with an extensive knowledge of the city and its unique arts and culture acquired through participating in the Visitor's Host course, I am passionate to share my knowledge of Kyoto with you. Let me help make your trip be only the beginning of a lifelong love of the magical city of Kyoto.

Please feel free to contact me with your trip ideas. I'm happy to work with you to create your unique travel experience in Kyoto. If you have enough time or have visited the city before, I can help you find the quirky, interesting local places that you would perhaps otherwise not get to see or experiences. If you are lucky enough to time your trip for cherry blossoms/autumn colours or seasonal events, I can take you to the best possible places to see and experience the most you can.

Here's a review I have received in the past.
An amazing & informative tour! Takaaki took us on a walk through Gion where we came across many shrines and interesting areas which you wouldn't get the chance to see if you were simply riding in a taxi or walking along the main streets. We even spotted a few maiko along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Kyoto who wants to learn about the history of geiko and the city of Kyoto while hopefully seeing some beautiful geiko and maiko along the backstreets. Thank you Takaaki!
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