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Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour provided by Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama

Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour

Afternoon Arashiyama Bamboo Forest & Monkey Park Bike Tour
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Enjoy a late start and absolutely fall in love with Arashiyama on this amazing afternoon tour! Take a trip back in time where the very roads you ride were sub-temples of our World Heritage Tenryuji Zen Temple followed by a short hike up to the impressive panoramic view of Kyoto from Iwatayama Mountain and the accompanying Iwatayama Monkey Park. You will even experience some bamboo forest viewing and visits to some local shrines and temples not frequented by the crowds of tourists.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 103013P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Native English speaking bilingual guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Park Iwatayama
  • Entry/Admission - Kyoto
Exclusions
  • No hotel pickup or drop off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • E-bikes, kid's bikes, bike trailer for child are available upon request (additional fee may apply)
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Native English speaking bilingual guide
  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Bottled water
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Park Iwatayama
  • Entry/Admission - Kyoto
Exclusions
  • No hotel pickup or drop off
Departure details
  • Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • E-bikes, kid's bikes, bike trailer for child are available upon request (additional fee may apply)
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Saga-Arashiyama Station
    11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
    Saga-Arashiyama Station, 11-1 Sagatenryūji Kurumamichichō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8373, Japan
    See address & details
  • 1
    Monkey Park Iwatayama
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Bamboo Forest Street
    Stop: 25 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Sogenchi Pond Garden
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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JJA
2 contributions
Great Tour!!
Awesome and friendly tour guide!!! Great experience visiting beautiful scenery. Site seeing on bikes in Kyoto was adventurous. Highly recommend.
Written 10 December 2020
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kyotobiketour
Thanks for the kind words and the absolutely lovely day out together! I had a wonderful time with you and your family!!! I am elated to hear you all enjoyed it. Happy holidays! Best wishes, Ray - Kyoto Bike Tour -
Written 11 December 2020
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Caylee-Jade
4 contributions
Great tour
Mar 2020 • Couples
This tour was very informative and is a great opportunity to get you 'off the beaten track'. Peter was very approachable and took some wonderful photos along the way
Written 9 March 2020
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Jill P
7 contributions
Amazing tour!
We had a fantastic time! We had Peter as our guide who was very friendly and knowledgeable. We had good laughs and good photo opportunities.This was one of our favourite activities during our trip to Japan.
Written 6 March 2020
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Bev H
1 contribution
Best Afternoon in Arashiyama
Jan 2020
High-end, well-maintained bikes were ready when I arrived for the tour. A fun afternoon was had as we covered all the sites listed plus a few extras. Our guide, Ray, has a passion and deep knowledge of the culture and history of Japan. He is the consummate professional, but also compassionate and fun-loving. I recommend this tour without reservation!
Written 3 February 2020
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Thanks so much Beverly! It was absolutely fabulous showing you around. I loved all the engaging questions and sharing your company. I am extremely humbled by your praise and I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the tour. Take care of yourself and I look forward to your return! Kindness, Ray
Written 6 February 2020
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Emma W
3 contributions
Great Kyoto experience!
I really enjoyed this fantastic tour. Ray is an excellent guide with in depth knowledge, a great manner and good sense of humour. The tour is a great combination of culture and countryside. The bikes are great, comfortable and good quality. The very next day I received over 80 brilliant photos taken by Ray on the tour. This was an unexpected and really welcome extra. Thanks again Ray - this is a must do tour in Japan!
Written 24 January 2020
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Thanks for the kind words Emma! That was a fun one! I enjoyed every minute of it. It was great sharing laughs and just an overall joy spending the afternoon together. Please drop by next time you are in town. Cheers, Ray
Written 28 January 2020
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wzc00
Rome, Italy1 contribution
Great Tour with a Great Guide!
Dec 2019
We had an amazing time! Ray was an excellent guide– incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic. He made sure we saw everything we everything we wanted to and more! We started with a beautiful bike ride through some farm land before before heading over to the Bamboo forest, stopping at a few temples/shrines along the way. Ray was clearly familiar with and passionate about every stop along the way. He constantly provided key background information and fun stories that greatly added to our appreciation of the sites. We finished the tour with the monkey park, which was a blast. We got up close and personal, and even got to feed the monkeys, which satisfied a dream I did not know I had beforehand.

I can't recommend this tour enough. Despite some unpleasant weather, we had the best time and walked away so grateful for the experience. Ray is a consummate professional and a wonderful person to spend an afternoon with.
Written 29 December 2019
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Hey lovely family! Thanks so much for the kind review! It was a real joy cruising around together and I loved watching your excitement with the monkeys. I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your travels in Japan! Please stop by the next time you are in Kyoto :) Kind regards, Ray
Written 7 January 2020
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Kin
1 contribution
What a ride!!!
Dec 2019
I had a fantastic time with Ray as my tour guide. He showed me a couple spots that were off the beaten path where there were no tourist, just locals and we were able to enjoy the peace and scenery... Ray was very attentive and knowledgeable! I learned a lot from him and it was amazing to watch him interact with the locals. If you have a chance, I would highly recommend this bike tour! Had a great time!
Written 17 December 2019
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Thanks so much KIn! I had an incredible day with you. I am happy you really got a feel for Arashiyama and beyond. It is like no other place in Japan and as I said that is why I choose to live here. I cherish the chance that we had in meeting each other and look forward to crossing paths again in the future. Next time be sure to swing by with the family. Cheers, Ray
Written 19 December 2019
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Dowillo
5 contributions
Great cycling tour
Dec 2019 • Family
We had great trip, Peter was an excellent guide, the bikes were really comfortable and in great condition. It was excellent touring through the back streets as they were gorgeous. We visited some unique locations that were not crowded, and well described by Peter. The riding was easy.
I highly recommend this tour
Written 11 December 2019
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Hi guys Thanks for taking the time to send us a review. We greatly appreciate it and are happy to see you had such a great time. Hope to see you again next time around! Peter
Written 13 December 2019
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Simone
Okinawa City, Japan42 contributions
Fun times with the kids
This tour was really fun. I enjoyed seeing the monkeys at the monkey park. They really get up close if there’s food nearby. The rest of the tour was nice, not much talking during the bike riding but when we stopped we got a nice introduction to each location. B prepared to ride through crowded streets and for sore legs the next day (if you haven’t ridden in a while)! My 11 and 13 year old enjoyed it so that’s all that mattered. They preferred the bike tour over a walking tour...and they were able to keep up pretty well too!
Written 30 November 2019
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Hi Thanks for the awesome review. I am happy to see you enjoyed the tour especially the monkeys. Also I am happy Jordan and Jayden enjoyed the tour as well. All the best to you and enjoy your time in Okinawa. Peter
Written 8 December 2019
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Niël and Ilonka
1 contribution
Kyoto Bike tours is an absolute must!
Oct 2019
We spent a beautiful afternoon on the bikes with Ray, our tour guide enjoying the scenic beauty away from the crowds on the hidden backstreets of Arashiyama, Kyoto.
We met Ray conveniently at the train station, where the tour started. We got there just on time. Ray was ready to go with the bikes and equipment. Ray speaks English and Japanese fluently and it felt like meeting and old friend. The scenery was beautiful and it was very special. Ray's insights and knowledge about the Japanese culture, traditions and the environment are exceptional. The pace was easy and he kept as well hydrated with bottled water. The bikes were in very good condition and we appreciated his sense for safety on the road.
Thank you Ray for capturing the spirit of Kyoto for us!
The lovely pictures you captured will have a special place in our memory box.
Written 19 November 2019
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Hey you two! That was an absolutely perfect day out. I could not have dreamed of two better people to share the day with. Your well thought out questions, bright smiles and kindness really carried us through. I am thrilled that you were both able to take a part of Kyoto with you. Please do keep in touch and I look forward to seeing you the next time you are in town. Many thanks, Ray
Written 22 November 2019
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By: Kyoto Bike Tour - The Bamboo Forest & Arashiyama
67amyh
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Lovely!
Truly enjoyed our morning bike outing with Peter! He was very receptive and helpful with answering questions befor
GreggL25
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Great Family Experience
We started our Kyoto vacation early with the Arashiyma bike tour. It was amazing! We had our 3 and 1 year olds with
corinnebW571XQ
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Magical Day - Must Do!
By far, one of the best things we did during our 5 day stay in Kyoto. From the start, Ray (our guide) went above an
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emilydU5903DP
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A must do!
I highly recommend doing this bike tour when you're in Kyoto! It was such a fun way to explore the area and our gui
freecell2017
freecell2017
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Kyoto in 1 day
Had a great time on the tour despite the weather challenges. The weather forecast said no rain initially when we s
Ahmed J
Ahmed J
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This was a dream come true...
Me and my wife visited this beautiful location of Kyoto the Bamboo forest. and we both loved this beautiful bamboo
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What a highlight!
Had such an amazing time being shown around by Peter, he is super knowledgeable and filled us in on so many little
michelleannMelbourne
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Bamboo forest in the snow!
Despite being the only 2 people booked for this tour and the fact it was snowing to our delight the tour went ahead
bcmdaisy
bcmdaisy
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So worth it!
We had such a wonderful time biking in the early morning. It was worth the early train trip. Our guide, Peter, was
michaeljsmith8
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Unbelievable Experience!
An Amazing bike ride throughout Kyoto that allows you to gain a unique feel for the city while seeing the top sites
862evanc
862evanc
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My best Day in Japan!
Let me start off by saying, I never write positive reviews, but I had such an amazing experience I wanted to share
athinap2020
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Great experience!
One of the most exciting and interesting experiences ever! The nature and the temples and town are just so beautifu
Luisana70
Luisana70
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Best experience in Kyoto
This is a must as a first arrival in Kyoto! Ramon is amazing and in one day you see Kyoto highlights in a very fun
kanza_ameenah_kashif
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Rurouni Kenshin!!
It really reminds me of Rurouni Kenshin!! Love the peaceful atmosphere and the bamboos were really tall and amazing
danielguim
danielguim
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A Great Experience
This was an awesome experience. I got an email confirming everything in advance and giving detailed directions abo
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