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Kyoto Cycling Tour
- 3 hours
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<div>Take a serene spin down the Path of Philosophy on this Kyoto tour that uses a mode of transport preferred by locals - the humble bicycle. See shrines, temples, cherry trees, and mountains - this is an enlightening escape from the city. </div>
* Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto
* Learn about the city’s history at Heian-Jingu Shrine
* Stroll through the expansive grounds at Nanzenji Temple
* Discover the meaning of tranquillity along the famous Path of Philosophy
* Cycle under the shade of hundreds of cherry trees
* Discover a pocket of Kyoto’s ancient forests at Shimogamo Shrine
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
If you have your voucher then your tour is confirmed. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting point. If you need to contact us for any reason please use the number on the voucher during business hours.
Children must be aged 6 to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
Discover the real Kyoto while cruising the streets of Japan’s cultural capital on this half-day Kyoto bike tour. With a history spanning over 1,200 years, the city streets have a lot to say, so make like the locals and jump on a bike to discover it all.
Start the day cycling along the Kamo River, taking in the views of the city’s downtown and passing the wealth of traditional riverside restaurants. Call by the Heian-Jingu Shrine, built in 1894 to commemorate the 1,100 anniversary of the foundation of the capital.
Next, weave your way along the quaint canals to reach the impressive Nanzenji Temple. Admire the temple’s spacious grounds and gardens, with the Higashiyama Mountains as their impressive backdrop. This is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan, so soak up the surrounds before jumping back on your bike and heading off down the Path of Philosophy.
Arguably the most popular walking path in Kyoto, the Path of Philosophy is shaded by hundreds of cherry trees that erupt into bloom every April. It's a spectacular sight to see then, but it's also rather beautiful the rest of the year as well. It's also a great place to contemplate the tranquillity and beauty of the area, just like Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, did when he named this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.
Cycle back towards Kyoto Station, stopping by the World Heritage Listed Shimogamo Shrine en route to see its unique forested setting that was preserved during the modernisation of the city. We'll end this Kyoto city tour back at the city's buzzing station.
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