What you'll do
This cycling experience will introduce the amazing countryside of Kamo in rural Kyoto. We will travel on quiet tracks and roads used by locals. We will start at JR Kamo train station with a free pick up to my house 5 minutes away where we will have a bike set up and briefing. From my house we cycle along a river track with scenic views of the mountains. The route then starts to climb through the forests with a stop to see a 1000 year old stone carving of Buddha. The route continues up in the hills to Joururiji temple where we stop to see one of the oldest gardens in Japan and the stunning pagoda. We then depart to see some more stone carvings hidden in the mountain paths before reaching Gansenji temple, also known as the hydrangea temple. After walking around the temple we return to Kamo all downhill on quiet roads. Total distance cycling 14km. Elevation gain 300 m.
Pick up and return to JR Kamo station
Mountain bike Helmet Bicycle lock Lights Water bottle
I am a qualified cycling guide with 13 years experience living in Japan. I know the local area really well and will show you some of the amazing countryside and temples that few tourists visit. As an Airbnb Superhost I have a proven record of providing excellent service and look forward to showing people this amazing part of rural Japan by bike.
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Where you'll be
We will see many stone carvings of Buddha that can be found on the small trails in the mountains near to Kamo village. The most spectacular is almost 3 meters tall and 1000 years old. We will visit Joruriji temple, founded in 1047 and home to one of the oldest gardens in Japan. It is designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty in Japan. Finally we can relax and enjoy the peace at Gansenji temple famous for its beautiful plants and flowers.
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Sun, Sep 1 From 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
$49 per person
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Availability for this experience is rare.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Please confirm you are a confident cyclist. There are some steep climbs we can ride or push. Helmets should be worn at all times. Do not use phones, cameras or music devices while cycling
Explore rural Kyoto by bike.