- 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.
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.
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.