This bike tour takes you around the back streets of Kyoto with an English-speaking guide. Discover a new side of the city that can't be seen on bus or walking tours. Enjoy sightseeing in historical areas such as Miyagawacho and Gion, where the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto persists. Let our Kyoto back street guided bike tour be one of the highlights of your trip to Japan.
If you would rather explore Kyoto on foot, please book our Kyoto Private Tour.
Departure from KCTP Kyoto Station Cycle Terminal
Morning session starts at 09:30
Afternoon session starts at 13:30
Miyagawacho Geisha District
The tour takes you around Miyagawacho, the second largest among the five entertainment districts in Kyoto. Along with Gion, the district has a unique atmosphere with "machiya" - traditional wooden merchant houses lined along narrow streets.
Gion Geisha District.
Gion developed as a significant "kagai", an entertainment district with maiko and geiko, in Kyoto and kept the elegant and refined atmosphere of old times.
Willow trees along the Shirakawa River.
The river runs through the Gion area and is lined by many cherry and willow trees, giving it the traditional feel of Kyoto.
Heian Jingu Shrine.
Enjoy coasting through the large "torii" gate on your bicycle.
Kyoto Imperial Palace Park.
Cycle around the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Kyoto's main river (the Kamo River).
Tour ends at KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal
Morning section ends at 12:30
Afternoon section ends at 16:30
Admission fees and other costs not included in the itinerar
Kyoto Cycling Tour Project
552-13 Higashiaburanokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto 600-8235