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.


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


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


  • Extra Drinks
  • Optional Gratuities

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
  • 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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Masks are available but not necessary while on bike

Ticket delivery

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

November 2021

OUTSTANDING! Indra was an excellent guide, and managed all aspects of the tour with enthusiasm and attention to detail. Learned so much. Highly recommended. Thanks again Indra!

June 2021

Indra was a FANTASTIC tour guide! Not only did he take me to many beautiful locations, but I got a wonderful education on the history and culture of Japan! He also threw in some language lessons! Highly recommend this tour!

March 2021

This was our second tour with Cycle Kyoto and another great day. We've done both the south and north routes, but what our wonderful guides have shared just makes us ready to return again with so much more to still explore of Kyoto's long history and culture.

March 2020

Fantastic experience with my tour guide Indra. Very knowledgeable and provided a customised experience since there were only two of us. The tour was also enriched by the other knowledgeable tourist Megan🥰.

February 2020

We were only 3 in the group which was great. First stop there was a service at the temple and we stayed for that which was pretty special to hear the chanting and music. Took in so many sights and took so many photos! Lunch was in a quiet park out of the wind and thankfully the sun came out. Thie...

February 2020

This was a great way to cover a large distance and a lot of sites in 5 hours, we never would have managed it ourselves. And with the added benefit of a local guide who knew exactly where she was going and could teach us about the places we visited along the way! Mayco was really welcoming and jol...

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from US$87.49 / per person