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Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

By: Noru
  • See Kyoto from a local's perspective and visit hidden sites that locals love
  • You’ll pedal past top attractions like Kinkakuji temple and Kitano Tenmangu
  • Spend time in the fresh air and escape the crowds in Kyoto’s busier areas
Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour
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Tour begins at 1 pm.
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On this bike-ride exploration of Kyoto’s hidden gems, you’ll beat the crowds and visit more peaceful parts of the city. From zen gardens to UNESCO-listed temples such as Kinkakuji, it’s the perfect way to spend time in the great outdoors. You’ll also learn about Japan’s history and culture from your guide along the way. And you can pack light, as a foldable bike and helmet are both provided.
What to Expect
Your day begins at Kyoto’s NORU bicycle shop, where you’ll be fitted for a helmet and given a bike for the day. After that, start your bike ride and explore Kyoto’s hidden gems. The day will be easygoing, suitable for all fitness levels, and you’ll cycle roughly 4.3 miles (7 kilometers).
In addition to visiting hidden places that locals love, you’ll see some of Kyoto’s top attractions. Visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Kinkakuju temple—plus other temples such as Daitokuji, Kitano Tenmangu, and Koto-in.
Your guide will take you off the usual tourist trail to discover hidden alleyways, zen gardens, and beautiful scenery that’s often overlooked. It’s a glimpse at a side of Kyoto most tourists don’t see. You’ll end the day back at the original meeting point.
Reviews (120)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic afternoon

A great afternoon visiting a variety of the sights in Kyoto. The experience was positive even before the day started, with Ross being kind enough to contact us to let us know that we'd have better weather if we switched days - we did so...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Weaving through the fabric of Kyoto roads and alleys

I'm always wary of guided tours but this one was mentally and physically exhilarating. Lianka took my wife, my adult sons and another young woman on journey through the laneways of the Noru area. She was engaging and made sure we were all up to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Samiolne
Reviewed 1 December 2018
Great time spent!

We heard about Noro from another guide we had in Japan. While it seemed like an expensive taxi ride to get to the shop in hindsight it was worth the effort and money. Our guide Jack was very nice and extremely knowledgeable (taught Japanese history...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Greg U
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile
Great way to see a small part of Kyoto

We did the tour at 1pm and our guide was Atticus. He was great and told us a lot of stuff about the temples and culture of Japan. The bikes were great and most of the road was flat. Highlight of the trip was seeing...More

1  Thank GraceL3129
Reviewed 15 November 2018
Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

We took NORU Hidden or Secret Kyoto Biking Tour on Saturday in October. Our guide Lianka was wonderful. She has a very nice personality. She is fun, knowledgeable, friendly and very flexible. At the beginning of the tour Lianka made sure that we had picked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kf59traveler
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