Great bike tour of Kyoto and the surrounding area. We rode along the river to see three temples. Guide was wonderful and knew a lot about Kyoto and Japanese life style. Note that this was a rigorous bike ride and riding between cars and crossing busy intersections means that you should be an experienced bike rider to enjoy this. Would definitely recommend this tour!
This was THE BEST way to get introduced to Kyoto. Even with the intense heat and humidity, the bike tour easily makes one of top highlights of my month in Japan. The tour guide was laid back, knowledgeable, and approachable. And the sake stop at the very end was a nice touch!
The bike tour was too long for high summer heat mid 90's F and high humidity. We were dying... but we loved it and our guide was the nicest, most wonderful person.
We were a very small group so it was lovely and personal and we also had an extra guide along who was doing some training. Clearly this is a quality company! We did about 22k and saw some good examples of Shinto and Buddhist places of worship, cycled along the river, the Pholosophy Path, backgrounds of town, learning history and getting a good flavor for Kyoto. We got some suggestions for afternoon activities and good eats too!
Totally recommend this way to see a bit of the town.
Fantastic tour through back roads and alleys, and along the river, with stops at gorgeous temples, parks, and even a well-known spot for fresh rice milk drink. interesting taste! Our guide was very good, and had a great understanding of the history of the city and temples. It was an easy ride, too- pretty flat terrain most of the time. I would highly recommend this tour. The only part we didn't like was it was VERY hard to find the meeting spot. We had to call them twice.
Highly recommend this tour! Lulu was so friendly and knowledgable.
Duration of the tour and locations visited were great. Price was very reasonable.
Loved it! Do it!
It was a great Experience, especially our very friendly guide showed us the most beautyfull hided Corners of Kyoto.
Being on the Bike, you come closer to the People.
It is a must to do this Tour! Thanks to Viator and the Guide!
Touring the City by bike was a great way to see it. The tour was not too long and the tour guide spoke great English. I would definitely do this again.
Surprised to be the only one on this tour! A nice treat which allowed us to go off script a bit and see a unique temple that had a free art show. The guide was great, was happy to answer all my questions.
I had a great time on this tour. My guide was very good. I enjoyed all of her insights and help with proper etiquette when entering a Shrine. Something which I would have never known! It was a great day and really enjoyed the ride!
Great fun for someone of medium fitness. This tour took me to a part of Kyoto I had not seen in the 4 days I had been staying there. I would recommend this tour to all my friends.
I really enjoyed this bike tour around Kyoto! Our Guide lulu was extremely friendly and very knowledgeable of the area's we visited!
Started off slowly due to a customer not being able to ride a bike who books a bike tour and can't even ride a bike?! but from there the morning was glorious! Definitely worth doing this during Cherry blossom season!
What a brilliant way to see Kyoto! Tatsuya met us 6 people at the train station and took us to the bike rental....although a pricey tour 96 pp, included was bike and helmet and a Japanese snack you could have the bike all day if you wished, it was well worth it. Tatsuya is a crazy cycling enthusiast who cycles the world. He was so informative, fun and interesting. Mainly did the Eastern side of Kyoto....Heian Jingu Shrine, Nanzenji Temple, Path of Philosophy , Chion-In temple in Maruyama Park, Yasaka Pagoda and all around the back streets of Gion and the Geisha area. Supposedly 3 and a half hours but was more like 4 and a half....brilliant tour and there is no way we would have found these places by ourselves. Tatsuya knew all the back streets which meant we didn't have to deal with too much traffic. Of course being the cherry blossom season it was a superb way to see them all by bike. Highly recommend this tour and was a highlight of our stay in Kyoto. Thank you Tatsuya.
Loved this bike tour. We went with a family of 4 adults, this was the highlight of our trip! loved our tour guides that were more then happy to translate everything for us into english at the temples.
Fun tour with a really charming and informative guide. Cruising Kyoto on a bike is lovely, truly excelent route. The shrines and temples visited were amazing. My one complain is that it's all a little bit rushed, would have been nice to have more time to take it all on. Still, highly recommended, I will never forget that day.
Guide chose nice route and gave us interesting background stories. As nearly every Kyoto-citizen bikes in the city, it is really nice to become like one of them, even only for a few hours.
Fabulous guide Alex and a great ride. Fantastic temples and easy riding. Loved it
Excellent introduction to soem of the byways of Kyoto, good guide and abouit the cycle pace. Visited three Temples/Shrines in the half day, leaving enough time to do my own sightseeing in the afternoon before returning to Tokyo. Fortunately there were only two of us on this particular day.
Ken, our tour leader was very nice and helpful and the rental company were accomodating.
We had a great time on our trip! It was the highlight of our time in Kyoto. Prior to the bike ride, we saw a few shrines and temples and we didn't have much information about the places. It was fantastic having our own personal guide of the shrines and temples in Kyoto. he was very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend!
Our guide Guillerin was fantastic. Since it was only two of us on the tour he even let us deviate a bit and visit a temple I was especially interested in. Great experience, great way to see Kyoto.
My boyfriend and I were the only ones who booked this tour on the day and that gave us the chance for an intimate one-on-one tour with our tour guide. Benjamin, our tour guide, took us on a wonderful bike journey through Kyoto. He explained the differences between temples and shrines, shared some roasted chestnuts with us so delicious! and by the end of it, we were biking around like the locals. Definitely an enjoyable tour!
Was a great way to explore the city. Our guide had lots of knowledge and spoke very good English. It was a great tour.
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