Take a spin down the Path of Philosophy on this Kyoto tour that gives you an overview of the city while using a mode of transport preferred by locals: the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples and mountains — this is an enlightening escape from the city.
When you're biking along 1,200 year-old streets, the ambiance does all the talking. In this half day tour, you'll be cycling along Kamo River as you get past the Heian-Jingu Shrine, built in 1894 to commemorate the 1,100th anniversary of the foundation of the capital.
Continue past canals until you reach the Nanzenji Temple, known to be one of Japan's most important temples. Pause for a moment here to soak up its gardens, and grounds, and appreciate the Higashiyama Mountains looming in the background.
Next, get a chance to experience utmost tranquility as you cycle past hundreds of cherry trees at the Path of Philosophy. This is the perfect place for an unforgettable photo opp, so get clicking, because your very next stop is back to the bustling city station.
*Pick-up in front of Central post office on the northern side of Kyoto station. Drop-off at Kyoto Station.
- English speaking guide
- Bicycle & helmet
- Items of a personal nature
- Gratuities and tips for your guide.
*Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
*Please note that this tour covers about 15 kilometers by bicycle, and can be quite strenuous for travelers who are not used to cycling. We recommend this tour for guests who have at least a medium level of fitness ability.