4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

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  • Location: Kyoto, Japan
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Excellent tour, even with the rain. The guide was very informative, helpful and accommodating. I booked this, along with the Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural tour (walking) at the last minute after I arrived in Kyoto. I had basically a day and a half in Kyoto prior to spending the bulk of my Japan trip in Tokyo. This was a great way to see the city in a half day's time. I'm not sure I would have wanted more time in Kyoto, because once you've seen several temples and shrines, I think seeing more would just become redundant. Bring a rain poncho, just in case.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Nothing but praise for this tour. Fantastic guide ( Elsa) and a wonderful way to see and learn about some of Kyoto's best sites. Easy , safe but also fun cycle for all ages.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

Great way to view the city and sites, highly recommended and Healy our guide was terrific.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

What a great experience! A slight drizzle on the morning of the tour resulted in my being the only one to show up - a personal tour with excellent guide Kumiko. We saw so much, including rainbows and blue skies. Kyoto by bike is the way to go! An A+ day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

This tour was by far our favourite during our time in japan. Our guide was awesome she made it really fun for us. The ride along the river was the highlight, but the entire tour was awesome.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

Our guide Kumiko was friendly and helpful - overall, an excellent guide. Biking though busy areas of Kyoto was a bit nerve-wrecking at first (I'm from Canada, I'm not used to crowds!), but overall, the bike tour was one of the best things we did in Japan. Highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2014

It was BRILLIANT !!! Path of Philosophy was magical. The wind started and blew the Cherry Blossom petals like they were snow. A great workout fir 4 hours. Saw parts of Kyoto we would never have otherwise seen. Great tourguide Grecia. My 9 and 11 year olds kept up and loved it. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

It was a great way to see the "real" Kyoto. Out tour guide gave us a really personal tour where we not only had a lot of fun but saw plenty we would not have if we were not on a bike. Excellent!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

A really great way to see Kyoto, from the insight of a local guide. (and on a bike) They explained the history and culture behind the sites we visited. You get to see the back streets that tour groups do not go to.
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great way to see Kyoto. I recommend this tour to all. Our guide Kumiko and Kaz were very good and helpful.
Although it was raining at the end of our tour, we still had a good time. Thanks again to Kumiko and Kaz for the tips. We really enjoyed the experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Kyoto is a great city to take a bike tour for the recreational cyclist and for those travelling with children who enjoy an active alternative to sightseeing on a bus or train tour. Kaz, our guide chose nice routes through areas that were safe and easy to ride and took us to see significant temples and shrines as well as beautiful backstreets that we would not have found on our own. He spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable of Kyoto and its history. Riding bikes through this historic city during the peak of the fall foliage season made for a memorable morning in Kyoto.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2013

I highly recommend this tour due to all the really great sites we were able to visit throughout the Kyoto area. Even though it was very hot and humid on the day of the bike tour, we were kept "cool" by our tour guide "Kaz" who was very knowledgeable, courteous, friendly, and very patient with our entire group and went the extra mile to ensure we were all satisfied with the tour. We were able to visit sites by bikes that would have otherwise been difficult to see by car, bus, etc. We all had lots of fun and look forward to taking this tour the next time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

One of the highlights of my trip to Japan. My guide Sebastian was knowledgeable and entertaining, and took me to areas of Kyoto that were well worth visiting but I would never have found by myself.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Excellent guide from New Zealand. Good itinerary. Easy to find start location.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Brad was a great leader and we saw some beautiful things. I liked the "philosopher's path" I think it is called because you see a bunch of little houses' backyards and lots of regular people living their daily lives. We saw a wedding photo session at a shrine. If there is any drawback it is that it was about 90 degrees and humid, but I forced myself to forget that I was soaking wet with sweat and to press on!

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