Secrets of Gion Bike Tour

Walking & Biking Tours in Southern Higashiyama

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This 14km route starts and finishes at our downtown location right in the center of town. Join us as we tour through every corner of Gion and its surrounding areas. We begin with exploration of Kyoto’s most celebrated collection of Geisha districts, then ride on to enjoy the city’s secret serenity set against the eastern mountains. We sought to create an experience that takes us through tea houses, Zen temple monasteries, Shinto Shrines, and a few surprises.  
Kyoto is a city that is best explored by bicycle.  Your tour guide will have a carefully curated selection of routes that focus on showing you the beautiful contours of this ancient capital. This tour is much more than just visiting the busy tourist sites. Your journey is crafted on leisure, scenery, and culture, while uncovering some of the best-kept secrets in Kyoto. You will meet with your guide 15 minutes before departure time. You will  begin with stops at the all the Geisha neighbourhoods, and gradually make your way along the cozy backstreets to quieter, more scenic settings against the eastern mountains. You will be taken to places rarely seen by the average Kyoto dweller and tranquil environments carefully hidden from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. Treat yourself to a new and unique understanding of Kyoto, put down the guidebook, and allow your guide to give you a truly unforgettable experience. This bike ride is designed for anyone over the age of 13 who can ride a bicycle.  The folding bikes used on this tour offer a safe, fun, and comfortable experience to riders of any height, skill, or fitness level.

What’s included

  • English-speaking route coordinator Rental bike Rental helmet Entrance fees Water

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified