Heian Shrine
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Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 167 reviews

Excellent contribution to the Kyoto experience.

Terrific way to see places tourists would not normally see. Riding along the river, up quiet back streets, through parks and along trails, gave you a real sense of the area while still visiting some interesting historical sites. Bikes are basic with 3 gears but quite sufficient for this trip for recreational riders of any age. No big hills and pace ok with plenty of stops. It was about 37 C and I am nearly 78 and still really enjoyed it! The guide was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic and gave plenty of interesting anecdotes including insights into the Japanese language as he is an overseas higher degree student himself studying in Kyoto. Coupled with a full day bus tour of the main sites, I strongly recommend this tour to greatly enhance the Kyoto experience.

Kyoto: 3.5-Hour Small Group Cycling Tour Reviewed by

Great tour around the quieter and beautiful shrines and temples

Our tour guide, Michael, was great - good English and had a lot of local knowledge and history to tell us. We had a nice small group of 6 of us and the cycle was at a good pace. You get helmets and cycling around the area felt safe. I felt like we saw a lot of places in the 3.5 hours we were going around and there was a good mix of cycling and also stopping to see some of the shrines and temples. The only thing I would recommend would be to add a stop for water or food as you have to bring your own but some people may forget, or it wasn't obvious.

Kyoto: 3.5-Hour Small Group Cycling Tour Reviewed by

An incredible way to see Kyoto, learnt so much

We always try to do a bike tour when we visit a new city because you can cover a lot of ground and you feel more free than sitting on a bus. We had such a great time on this bike tour, our guide ‘Yutah’ (probably spelt that wrong) was very energetic, funny and informative. His English was fantastic and we had such a good time with him. He also left us with numerous food and shopping recommendations as we left. Can’t recommend this enough

Kyoto: 3.5-Hour Small Group Cycling Tour Reviewed by

Excellent private tour of Kyoto with Akiko

We had a really good tour with Akiko in Kyoto. Akiko had very good english and was very friendly. She took us to the main highlights of Kyoto and was very informative. The pace of the tour was also very good as we did not want to be rushed. We really liked the walk through Gion district and the visit to the Golden Palace. We would hghily recommend a private tour with Akiko to get a good sense of Kyoto at the beginning of your stay.

Kyoto: 8-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour Reviewed by

It was an excellent way to start our stay in Kyoto.

The bike tour through Kyoto with our tour guide Ryo, was great. We stopped at many different places along the way and learnt about Japanese culture and religion. Additionally, the leaflet that we were given at the beginning told us not only about the route we would take but also about where to eat different Japanese food and places to go shopping.

Kyoto: 3.5-Hour Small Group Cycling Tour Reviewed by