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Cycle Kyoto hidden gem& Gion NightWalk

Kyoto, Japan

Experience hosted by Kenji

4 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

3 hours refreshing bike city tour & 1 hour scenic night walk. This is a family-friendly tour

1 Bike Part

Lovely 3-5 speed gear bike take you to hi-light of less touristic deep spots Kyoto, very efficiently, feeling the wind and the air of Kyoto like a living people.

Begin with peaceful Riverside cycling road, feeling nature and open sky. Dropping hidden shrine and try pure natural spring water. We’ll go through the huge Imperial Palace and famous Zen-temple. Through some university campuses and peaceful residential areas, We’ll go to Shimo-gamo Shrine(UNESCO World Heritage) and enjoy its primitive forest and beautiful buildings.
Next, We’ll go down to unique river junction point, then go along the lighted up scenic and refreshing riverside to back.

2 Gion Walk Part
After Bike returns, we’ll start strolling the beautiful entertainment area of Gion. Visiting 2 main "Flower Town"(Place of Geisha) and see the amazingly photogenic street. We'll explain the unique culture and system of Gion and Maiko (My research theme in the university was this). If you are lucky, you may see beautiful Geisha. This relaxing night walk wraps up the day.

3 Dinner recommendation
In the walking part, We will introduce many good restaurants and bars according to your requests.

After this tour, probable you'll feel Kyoto more familiar and fall in love.
Other things to note
The tour will be operated on​ a raining day also, though with a heavy rain cycle course will be shortened.
Helmets are not required for bicyclists in Japan, so helmets are not provided for this tour.
3 hours refreshing bike city tour & 1 hour scenic night walk. This is a family-friendly tour

1 Bike Part

Lovely 3-5 speed gear bike take you to hi-light of less touristic deep spots Kyoto, very efficiently, feeling the wind and the air of Kyoto like a living people.

Begin with peaceful Riverside cycling road, feeling nature and open sky. Dropping hidden shrine and try pure natural spring water. We’ll go through…

What's included

  • Food
    My favorite Japanese sweet snack.
  • Drinks
    You can drink with Japanese snack at tea break.
  • Equipment
    3 Speed Gear Type.
    Electric Bicycle(1000 yen extra) & Large size bicyc...

Meet your host, Kenji

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 272 Reviews
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This is the best way to enjoy Kyoto hi-light with a bike view, avoiding the crowd.
The main guide Kenji is a Japanese professional guide, having own tour business.
We ride a bike in every single street in Kyoto Since We lived or living in Kyoto for more than 5 years. Bike touring is our lifework.
Oct & Nov are the BEST seasons. Nice weather and beautiful Foliage.

Kyoto is a very flat city and not big.
We'll take you to many beautiful spots, temples, shrines, riverside road, university, hidden local gems, etc in Kyoto northeast cultural area through an uncrowded scenic route.
The bike is very well maintained and comfortable.
After the bike, you can enjoy a night walk in Gion scenic cultural area too

Kenji, Ko, Taka & Koki are happy to guide you.
We're all Mt Fuji Climbing Guide and member of the Kyoto Exploration club.
We Love Kyoto
This is the best way to enjoy Kyoto hi-light with a bike view, avoiding the crowd.
The main guide Kenji is a Japanese professional guide, having own tour business.
We ride a bike in every single street in Kyoto Since We lived or living in Kyoto for more than 5 years. Bike touring is our lifework.
Oct & Nov are the BEST seasons. Nice weather and beautiful Foliage.

Kyoto is a very flat city and not big.
We'll take you to many beautiful spots, temples, shrines, river…
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Where you'll be

The starting point is Sanjo Station, really central of Kyoto city.
By riverside road and uncrowded local road, I'll take you to deep part of Kyoto city and visit many temples, shrines, etc in very efficient way.
You can visit more than double than bus tour.
This tour main area is north east part of Kyoto, most cultural sophisticated interesting area.

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 272 reviews.

Justine
March 2020
Jumping on a bike, hearing from someone that really knows the area and being shown some amazing spots was such a great way to experience Kyoto. Kenji answered our questions, shared his experiences of living in such an amazing place and was such a great guide. It was an excellent way to spend and afternoon - thank you!
Jumping on a bike, hearing from someone that really knows the area and being shown some amazing spots was such a great way to experience Kyoto. Kenji answered our questions, shar…
Yves
March 2020
Kenji est très sympathique et connaît très bien sa ville. Il offre une excellente introduction au mode de vie Japonais en général, à la culture, et à Kyoto. On recommande !
Kris
December 2019
Great experience! Saw sights we would never have seen otherwise. And it was wonderful riding through some of the local areas of Kyoto.
Tiare
December 2019
Had a great afternoon with Kenji. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We covered a lot of ground but still managed to take our time in each location and never felt rushed. I 100% recommend
Doug & Fi
December 2019
This is a great tour for anyone visiting Kyoto you get a feel for the greatest parts of ancient and present Kyoto in this diverse tour.
Grace
December 2019
Our guide Koki is a young man with deep understanding with traditions and customs in Kyoto. He’s passionate and friendly, though our questions may be too difficult sometimes. Good experience to cycle with a local and know more about the culture!
Our guide Koki is a young man with deep understanding with traditions and customs in Kyoto. He’s passionate and friendly, though our questions may be too difficult sometimes. Good…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable Cloths and Warming Clothes for end part of bike tour.

Drinking Water (you can also buy everywhere during the tour)