This cycling tour is created, tested over and over again, and extremely recommended by the locals who have lived here over decades. That's why we proudly call it "Kyoto Highlights Bike Tour"!
Ask anyone local here and they'd tell you that cycling is the best way to get around this beautiful city. Because Kyoto has so many historical ruins, it is difficult to have the complex subway systems like Tokyo's. Also, although most of tourists use buses to get around the city, buses are usually very packed and won't let you experience Kyoto's vibrant culture and lifestyle to the fullest. By cycling with us, we can skip the lines, avoid the crowds, and freely travel the way we want.
We will provide you a comfortable city bike. Everything is included such as insurance and safety equipments. We got you covered. Even if you are not an experienced rider, you can enjoy this relaxing bike ride since we'll include occassional breaks.
This tour is ideal for everyone who wants to get to know Kyoto in a short time but in a relaxed way. In about 5 hours and 15-20 km biking, you'll more or less see, hear and experience everything of the old center, the "must-see" places as well as the hidden corners away from the typical touristic paths.
There will be various stops to take photos and to take a break.
At every stop, A local guide will tell you about the stories behind what you see and their experiences as a local.
We'll stop by Kyoto Imperial Palace which used to be the residence of Japan's Imperial Family. You will see its beautiful gardens and buildings that have been maintained for over 200 years while hearing insights from your guide.
Other remarkable places we visit are Heian Shrine and Nanzen-ji Temple. They are also must-visit places if you are in Kyoto.
Having a traditionally authentic meal is another highlight! We have carefully selected the restaurant where we can taste, learn, and enjoy Kyoto's unique cuisine. Based upon its Zen Buddhism tradition and the unique geography surrounded by beautiful mountains, Kyoto is famous for its extremely healthy vegetables referred to as 'Kyo-yasai', which is what you will have for lunch. (There will be fish and meat dishes as well). If you are a vegetarian, let us know beforehand and you are more than welcome!
Consider joining our afternoon tours in Kyoto with us after the tour :)
At Magical Trip, we aim to provide a unique experience for each one of our great customers. Please do feel free to ask our local guides any questions anout the tour and beyond :) We hope we can be friends because we believe the human connections are the most precious gift from which we can gain through travelling.
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