Bike Tour Exploring North Kyoto plus Lunch

5 to 6 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket


Combine the fun and freedom of cycling with the discovery of a new city as we explore Kyoto's best known site alongside some of our own favourite secrets!

Navigate the backstreets with a friendly, bilingual and experienced guide, explore local shrines and grand temples, quaint shopping arcades and riverside paths while learning about the sites you visit in a light, interesting and fun way.

Cycle on high quality 'Trek' and 'Giant' hybrid bikes, sample an authentic and delicious lunch and enjoy the unique atmosphere of Japan's ancient capital.


  • Equipment Rental
  • Guidance
  • Bottled water
  • Japanese Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Use of bicycle
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Cycle Kyoto, 7 Higashikujo Nishisannocho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8003 Kyoto Prefecture

Start at our shop, meet your guide and other travellers, get your bike fitted and get ready for the day!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Nishi Honganji, Horikawa-dori hanayamachi-sagaru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8358 Kyoto Prefecture

Enter one of the least visited religious sites in the city and one of the largest wooden buildings in the entire world!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, 931 Bakuro-Cho, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-8386 Kyoto Prefecture

Join local shrine goers at Kitano Tenmangu, discover this shrine's fascinating past and enjoy the tranquil mood.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kinkakuji Temple, 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361 Kyoto Prefecture

Discover one of the most visited attractions in the whole of Japan at the world famous Golden Pavilion. Enjoy an interesting commentary, grab an ice cream and relax!

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Kyoto Imperial Palace, 3 Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo-Ku, Kyoto 602-0881 Kyoto Prefecture

Ride through the grounds of the former seat of Japan's imperial family, learn about its past and enjoy!

Stop At: Gion, Kyoto 605-0074 Kyoto Prefecture

Stop off in Kyoto's famous geisha district, discover the secrets of this hidden world and maybe even catch a glimpse of one these entertainers hidden away!

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be over 130cm tall and comfortable riding bikes in urban settings
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Masks are available but not necessary while on bike
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
May 2023

Terry was our guide. Very funny and very French. It added a unique perspective to the tour. Overall, the tour was superb. The cycling is mostly flat and is easy for all ages. Terry gave tons of useful information and the tour was total was about 8 people making it an intimate experience without t...

May 2023

Amazing cycle trip. Easy cycling, views wonderful. We met some lovely people on the trip - our guide friendly and informative.

May 2023

Amazing ! Tiery was our tour guide and I can honestly say he was the best tour guide I’ve ever had. He was sweet, patient and passionate about Kyoto. He was always concerned about everybody’s safety. There was a family on our two with two young kids who really slowed down the tour due to their la...

April 2023

Indira was a wonderful guide - so knowledgeable and happy to answer all of my questions! We had a great group to ride around the city with as well. A highlight of our time in Kyoto, highly recommend!

April 2023

Great ride in Kyoto with a knowledgeable guide! Saw great sights and had a super yummy lunch! Well organised and relaxing ride.

April 2023

This was an excellent day, starting at 10am and finishing well past the official end. Our guide Kevin did a fantastic job and provided lots of info provided about Kyoto/ Japan as well as the specific places visited. He also just let the group socialise and chill. There is enough time at each pl...

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