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3-hour Kyoto Bike Tour through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
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3-hour Kyoto Bike Tour through Arashiyama Bamboo GroveCycle through historical Kyoto and visit its beautiful temples and shrines; including Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Tenryu-ji Temple!

  • 4.0 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide
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What makes this tour unique
  • Cycle through the beautiful Arashiyama and Matsuo area
  • Visit both popular and hidden sites important to Japanese history
  • Hear historic and local tales from your guide
  • Witness an awe-inspiring nature by Togetsukyo bridge
What's included
  • Rental bike
  • Bottle of water
  • Entrance fee for Daikaku-ji Temple and Tenryu-ji Temple
  • Tour photos
Not included
  • Additional drinks and foods

Hi there! I was born and raised in Kyoto and I have spent almost 20 years here in Arashiyama. I am very thrilled to show you around this beautiful area I really like!

Although I feel happy to see more and more tourists come to Arashiyama lately, I feel sad that most tourists only visit some famous spots such as Tenryuji Temple and it seems like they even don’t know there are more places to see. I also know that local knowledge and historical stories make travels much more interesting but having guides with enough knowledge is not an easy feat.

Thus I created the tour to take you to not only somewhere popular but also some places you should see. Moreover, a bike makes it possible to explore the whole Arashiyama area and even neighboring area as well. I would love to say having a local guide and a bike is the best way to enjoy Arashiyama to the fullest!

This tour is perfect for everyone who wants to know in-depth history of Kyoto and see all the must-see spots in a short time.

High level of cycling skill is not required, so you don’t need to worry even if you don’t cycle often. Your guide will make sure to take care of you and keep safe. In addition, this is an all-inclusive tour. A bike and bottle of water are provided, and entrance fee for each spots are also included, so you don’t even carry a lot for this tour.

Come join us to have memorable experience here in Arashiyama! We are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Visit the famous Arashiyama bamboo grove early in the morning to avoid crowds

After you meet up with your guide, we head to the famous Arashiyama bamboo grove forest. This place is always over-crowded but arriving early pays off as there will be less crowds!

Cycle through Arashiyama area and swing by Tenryu-ji Temple, Daikaku-ji Temple and Hourin-ji Temple

Tenryu-ji Temple, known for its beautiful garden, is definitely a must-see in Arashiyama. But it is not the only one and there are more significant temples to see. We can take advantage of cycling and visit Daikaku-ji Temple and Hourin-ji Temple as well! There are more and more historical stories and beautiful view waiting for you.

See more historical facts at Matsuo Taisha Shrine and take a relaxing bike ride by Togetsukyo Bridge!

Since we have bike, we will also visit Matsuo Taisha Shrine which is located in a neighboring area. Although this is something a lot of tourists miss, it’s very unique and historically important. To finish the tour off, we take a relaxing bike ride along Katsura river while seeing Togetsukyo Bridge.

Meeting Point
LAWSON Saga-Arashiyama Station Store
  • 1 minute walk from JR Saga-Arashiyama station South Exit
  • 2-3 minute walk from Randen Saga Station
  • The guide will be holding a red/orange sign saying "Magical Trip"
  • Anyone over 12 can join (The size of bike is 24 or 26 inch)
  • This cycling tour is not only for highly skilled bikers but also for anyone.
  • For safety, the tour might be cancelled in case of unsuitable weather.
  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for cycling.
  • Please be prepared for hot temperature in summer.
  • Please follow traffic rules which your guide explains.
  • Out of respect for other guests and to ensure the best tour for everyone, we must start the tour on time.
  • You will not be able to join the tour, get refund or rescheduled if you are late for the tour and missed the group.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
  • Free date/time rescheduling up to 24 hours before the tour starting time (depending on availability).
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