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Things to do in Kyoto

Private bike tour around Kyoto city

  • 5 hours in total

  • Transport included

  • Pick up at a meet-up location

What To Expect

Kyoto has so many rich offerings with countless gardens and temples of great beauty it's hard to know where to start.

You will get to learn about the samurai, Shinto and Buddhist beliefs and zen garden design even taking a glimpse into the life of the geisha.

Make the most of your precious time in Kyoto with your knowledgeable guide who knows the most pleasant way to safely get from place to place.

We love showing people around our favorite city in the world. We look forward to exploring Kyoto with you.

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  • 09:45 am: Pick up from a meeting point in central Kyoto. Exact meeting location will be confirmed after reservation.
  • Meet your local guide and start your private bike tour exploring the best of Kyoto.
  • Ride through the most popular attractions of the city and learn more about the historical and cultural backgrounds of the sites from your local guide.
  • 04:00 pm: Return to the city, transfer back to your hotel and conclude the tour.


  • Please choose from our three most popular routes or customize your own adventure after joining in the group chat with your local guide:
    • Westside bike tour: Kitano-tenmangu ancient shrine - Kamishichiken geisha district - Kinkakuji the Golden Pavilion - Ryoan-Ji the most famous rock garden in Japan.
    • Eastside bike tour: Heian shrine spectacular garden - Ginkakuji the Silver Pavilion - the Path of Psychology - Nanzen-Ji temple grounds - Gion district.
    • Southside bike tour: Sanjusangendo the 1001 Kannon statues - Tofukuji zen garden - Fushimi Inari the tunnel of red gates - Miyagawa cho geisha district.

What's included

  • Pick-up and drop-off at a designated meeting point in Kyoto
  • Bike rental
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees to two temples or gardens

What's not included

  • Other activities not mentioned in the program
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
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Plan your trip

Still have question?

How do I book on Inspitrip?

For most experiences on Inspitrip, there are two options: Small Group and Private tour. For both options, you can chat with your local guide and other people in your group even before the trip takes place.
  • Small group tour: operates with a maximum number of people. If you like to make new friends, this is a great option. You would pay for the trip to confirm your slot, then join a chat group with your local guide as well as fellow travel buddies, everything would be on Inspitrip. Get to know them!
  • Private tour: maximizes your privacy and allows you to freely customize the itinerary. First, request to communicate any specific needs you may have, wait a couple minutes for these requests to be confirmed, and then you can proceed to payment.

What is the cancellation and refund policy?

Cancellation is free if you cancel up to 48 hours before the trip date. We believe that this is the fairest way to ensure that both our travelers and local guides are happy.

Does the Small Group option still operate if there are less than the maximum number of people signed up?

Yes, even if you are the only person who signs up for the trip on a given date, the tour will still take place.

My question is not listed here. What should I do?

Check our Frequently Asked Questions page or you can also email us at We are happy to help!

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