Real Kyoto Guided Cycling Tour

Duration Half Day (9:15 – 13:00)
Price Adult $160      Child (12 years old and up) $160

Hop on a bicycle for a cycling excursion through the ancient city Kyoto. Take the back streets, the alleys and the stone paths to discover new sights of Japan and new things about Kyoto which cannot be seen on a bus or walking tour. The Kyoto guided cycling tour takes you back in time, where you can imagine being part of the history of Japan.


9:15 Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo

Miyagawacho Geisha Quarters
One of the six “Hanamachi” entertainment districts in Kyoto. Traditional wooden merchant houses, called machiya, line the narrow alleyways.

Gion is the most famous and exclusive geisha district in all of Japan. Lined with traditional townhouses, the atmosphere of Gion will make you think you’ve stepped back in time.

Yasaka Jinja Shrine
Yasaka Jinja Shrine, also called Gion Shrine, was originally constructed in 656 and reconstructed in 1654. It is famous for the Gion Matsuri, one of Japan’s largest festivals which developed from a parade of shrines to ward off an epidemic in 869.

Shirakawa River
Cruise the street lined with willow trees and cherry trees along Shirakawa River which runs through the Gion area. This area provides a feeling of traditional Kyoto.

Heian Jingu Shrine
Heian Jingu Shrine was built in 1895 as a partial replica of the Heian Palace (former Imperial Palace) on the 1,100th anniversary of the establishment of Kyoto as the capital of Japan.

12:30 ~ 13:00 The tour will finish at the Kyoto Station cycle terminal.


– Miyagawacho Geisha Quarters
– Ishibei Koji Alley
– Gion
– Yasaka Jinja Shrine
– Shirakawa River
– Heian Jingu Shrine

Tour Inclusions:

– English-speaking guide

Tour Details:

Pick up service Not available
Guide service English-speaking guide included
Drop off service Not available
Meals No meals included
Participants Minimum 2 guests
Price Adult $160      Child (12 years old and up) $160
1. Participants are required to have the ability to ride the bicycle on a public road.
2. This 15 km cycling tour will be held regardless of weather conditions. Rain gear will be provided free of charge.
3. At the participants’ request this tour can be changed to a walking tour in rainy conditions. In this case, the course of the tour will be altered.
4. This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine’s Shin-en garden.
5. Children 11 years of age or younger cannot take part in this tour.
6. Only customers with a height of 155cm or taller may participate.