Day Tour

Real Kyoto Back Street Guided Cycling Tour

  • Shrine
  • Half Day

per person USD 71

This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Cycle through the back streets of Kyoto with a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter. Discover a new side of the city that can't be seen on bus tours or walking tours. Enjoy sightseeing in traditional areas including Miyagawacho and Gion which are steeped in the traditional atmosphere of Kyoto.

Day 1: KYOTO

Avanti's Sunrise Tours Desk (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit)
*Please refer to [Bus Company]
Walk with Guide to Kyoto Station Hachijo Gate (Shinkansen Exit) Cycle Terminal (3 mins)
A machiya-style cycle terminal on the south side of Kyoto Station.
Depart for Cycling Tour
Miyagawacho Geisha District
The tour cycles around in Miyagawacho, the second biggest among the five entertainment districts in Kyoto. Along with Gion, the district has its unique taste with machiya (traditional wooden merchant houses) lined along narrow streets.
Gion District
Gion developed as a major hanamachi (entertainment district with maiko girls and geiko
women) in Kyoto and still keeps the elegant and refined atmosphere of old times.
Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka Shrine is dedicated to a local deity and is a popular sightseeing spot in Kyoto attracting many tourists throughout the year.
Willow Trees along the Shirakawa River
Shirakawa River runs through the Gion area and is lined by many cherry blossom and willow trees, giving it the traditional feel of Kyoto.
Heian Shrine
Enjoy coasting through the large torii gate on yourbicycle.
[Remarks] This tour will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden.
Tour ends at Kyoto Station Hachijo Gate (Shinkansen Exit) Cycle Terminal
Please head to your next destination on your own after the tour.
*It is about a 3-minute walk to Hachijo Exit on the
south side of Kyoto Station.


Departure Date

2023: Jan. 6-Dec.24, Sun., Mon., Wed., Fri (Exceptions apply)


No meals included.


English-speaking guide service is included.

Pick up and Drop off

Pick-up & Drop-off : Not Available

Minimum Participants Required

Minimum participants required to make a reservation: 2 people

Cost excludes

Admission fees and other costs not included in the itinerary


[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.


[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
If the minimum number of participants (2) is not met by 4 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be canceled.
Participants on this tour must have experience riding a bicycle and be able to ride a bicycle on their own without issue.
No refunds will be given to customers who are unable to ride a bike on the day of the tour.
Participants on this tour must be 12 years of age or older, and be 155 cm in height or taller


[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
The tour route is about 15 km in total. This tour will be conducted even in the case of rain. Rain gear will be provided for free in the case of rain.
In the case of rain, this cycling tour may be changed to a walking tour, depending on requests from participants. If so, the route will partially be changed. There will be no refunds as a result of this change.
This tour will not enter Heian Shrine's Shin-en garden.
Tour destinations may not be changed. Be sure to confirm the destinations in advance.


[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
Sunrise Tours Desk inside Avanti (across from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) / 9:05

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Single Supplement
01/06/2023 12/24/2023 Kyoto $ 71 $ 0
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare as below. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice 100% of the tour fare, 1 day prior to the starting date of the tour 40%, 7 to 2 days prior, 30%, 8 days or more days prior, no charge. Cancellation period is based on United State PST time.. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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