- Small-group bike tour of Kyoto
- See Heian-Jingu Shrine, Nanzenji Temple and Shimogamo Shrine
- Ride down the Path of Philosophy
- Maximum of 12 participants ensures a more personalized experience
- Use of bike is included
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What You Can Expect
Then, cycle to Heian-Jingu Shrine, a spiritual center of Japan. Note its impressive bright red torii (a sacred gate) and replica buildings of the old Kyoto Palace.
Make your way along the quaint canals to the Nanzenji Temple, a classic example of Zen Buddhism, and admire its stunning smaller temples. Take some time to sit and contemplate the natural beauty before heading down the Path of Philosophy.
Flanked by hundreds of cherry trees, the Path of Philosophy was named by Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, who was said to practice meditation while walking this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.
End your tour by riding past the Shimogamo Shrine with its unique forest setting in the heart of Kyoto. Then return to Kyoto Station.
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.
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