6-hour Northern Kyoto City Private Cycling Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

388213


Categories

Youth and Family, Religious Heritage, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: No. Minimum age is 12 years old.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Find the hidden gems!


Bike tour special notes:
The maximum number of participants I can accommodate with my bike tours is 4.
Bike tour are not available on Wednesdays.
Bike tours are subject to the weather, and may be cancelled on short notice.
In that situation, the tour will be switched to an alternative tour using public transportation.
Activity level will be raised to high during summer.

Suitable height of participants : 140cm - 195cm (Ideal range: 150cm-185cm)
Helmets are not compulsory, helmets are not included.

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.
I, myself, may suggest modifications to take seasonal factors into consideration such as cherry blossoms/autumn colours/festivals

Itinerary

Route A
- Daitokuji Temple (Serene Zen garden)
- Kinkakuji ( the golden temple)
- Lunch
-Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
- Cycling through Imperial Palace
-other locals spots hand-picked by a guide

RouteB
-Kinkakuji Temple
-Daitokuji Temple
-One-thounsand year old sweets shop
- Cycling through Imperial Palace
-other locals spots hand-picked by a guide

This tour is based in the Northern part of Kyoto City.
Please note that destinations below cannot be included:
-Gion
-Fushimi-Inari
-KIyomizu-Dera
-Arashiyama
-Silver pavilion

During cherry blossom/autumn colour time, an altered itinerary may be proposed to incorporate the best possible place to appreciate spring/Autumn in Japan.

Depending on bike rental situation, different itinerary with a different meeting point may be proposed.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the ticket gate of Subway Kuramaguchi Station (k05), there is only one ticket gate in the station.

End location: Subway Kuramaguchi Station (k05)

Duration: 6 hours

The duration of 6 hours includes picking up and returning bike.
Actual duration for cycling is 5 hours and 40 minutes

Transportation

This is a cycling tour.

What’s Included

- The value of a private tour
- Local insights by an insider of Kyoto
- My entry fees
- Bike rental fees

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1800 JPY - Lunch: 1,000 JPY
Entry fees: 800 JPY (Standard plan)

What’s Extra

-Your entry fees : 800 yen per person for a standard itinerary
-Your lunch
-My lunch

A Recent Review of this tour

Our tour was fantastic. First of all, Takaaki was really attentive to our needs -- things like the right bike, finding bathrooms, food, water, etc. He immediately put us at ease for our trip. Secondly, he took us to a selection of marvelous places that were both off the beaten path and that were critical "must see" adventures. Thirdly, his comments and information served us well not only during that day and for the places we saw but for the rest of our trip in Japan. We learned a lot about culture.
Jean Mariner

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