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Kyoto Full-Day Biking Tour to Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji, Nijo Castle, Ginkakuji

 

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Description

Experience the beauty of Japan's ancient capital city up close, as you pedal down the streets of East or West Kyoto on this fully-guided, private bicycle tour!

Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (18:00 local time) to 2 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 2 business days (18:00 local time) to 1 business days (18:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 1 business days (18:00 local time) to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

Tours

East Course with GoPro

This course goes to Ginkakuji Temple, Maruyama Park and Kiyomizudera Temple.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:12-04-2014   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 10 & Up) $308

Inclusion

  • Bike rental
  • Accident insurance
  • General admission
  • Lunch
  • Accredited English-speaking guide

Start Timings

09:15

Duration

  • 7 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

09:15:00 Check-in at KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1
09:30:00 Depart KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1
Nishi-Honganji Temple
In 1602 the Honganji Temple was split into two, as it was becoming too powerful. Dedicated to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, visit the "West Temple of the Original Vow".
Day: Day1
Nijo Castle
Nijo castle was built in 1603 as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo era. Beautifully preserved, it serves as one of the best examples of the castle architecture of Japan's feudal era. It was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994.
Day: Day1
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Located within the gardens of Kyoto Gyoen, the Imperial Palace was the residence of the Emperor of Japan until the Meiji Restoration moved the capital to Tokyo. This gorgeous example of traditional Japanese architecture and design gives visitors a glimpse into the lifestyle of Japan's royalty.
Day: Day1
Lunch
Enjoy delicious local Kyoto cuisine!
Day: Day1
Ginkaku-ji Temple
This temple dates back to the Muromachi Era and is famous for its beautiful Japanese zen garden.
Day: Day1
Maruyama Park
A nationally-designated Place of Scenic Beauty, this park is one of the best cherry blossom viewing places in all of Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Founded in the early 7th century, this temple is an icon of Kyoto and offers sweeping views of the ancient capital.
Day: Day1
17:00:00 Tour disbands at KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • In case the rented GoPro is damaged or lost, participants will be responsible for shouldering the full price of JPY40000.
  • Participants may bring their own SD card for the rental GoPro or purchase onsite. Item: Sandisk 32GB microSD, Class 10-U3 (Recommended for Go Pro Hero 7)  Price: JPY8000 (payment onsite)

Requirement(s) - other

  • In case the rented GoPro is damaged or lost, participants will be responsible for shouldering the full price of JPY40000.
  • Participants may bring their own SD card for the rental GoPro or purchase onsite. Item: Sandisk 32GB microSD, Class 10-U3 (Recommended for Go Pro Hero 7)  Price: JPY8000 (payment onsite)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Kyoto Cycling Tour Project's (KCTP) Kyoto Station Terminal is a 5 min walk from Kyoto Station.
    1. Head north out of Kyoto Station and turn left. Walk straight between the "Post Office" and the "Station building (ISETAN)".
    2. Pass over "Bic Camera".
    3."Apa Hotel" will be on your right. Go straight onto the narrow brick-paved road.
    4. Turn right at the end of the road, KCTP is straight ahead.

East Course

This course goes to Ginkakuji Temple, Maruyama Park and Kiyomizudera Temple.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:12-04-2014   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 10 & Up) $308

Inclusion

  • Bike rental
  • Accident insurance
  • General admission
  • Lunch
  • Accredited English-speaking guide

Start Timings

09:15

Duration

  • 7 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

09:15:00 Check-in at KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1
09:30:00 Depart KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1
Nishi-Honganji Temple
In 1602 the Honganji Temple was split into two, as it was becoming too powerful. Dedicated to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, visit the "West Temple of the Original Vow".
Day: Day1
Nijo Castle
Nijo castle was built in 1603 as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo era. Beautifully preserved, it serves as one of the best examples of the castle architecture of Japan's feudal era. It was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1994.
Day: Day1
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Located within the gardens of Kyoto Gyoen, the Imperial Palace was the residence of the Emperor of Japan until the Meiji Restoration moved the capital to Tokyo. This gorgeous example of traditional Japanese architecture and design gives visitors a glimpse into the lifestyle of Japan's royalty.
Day: Day1
Lunch
Enjoy delicious local Kyoto cuisine!
Day: Day1
Ginkaku-ji Temple
This temple dates back to the Muromachi Era and is famous for its beautiful Japanese zen garden.
Day: Day1
Maruyama Park
A nationally-designated Place of Scenic Beauty, this park is one of the best cherry blossom viewing places in all of Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Founded in the early 7th century, this temple is an icon of Kyoto and offers sweeping views of the ancient capital.
Day: Day1
17:00:00 Tour disbands at KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Kyoto Cycling Tour Project's (KCTP) Kyoto Station Terminal is a 5 min walk from Kyoto Station.
    1. Head north out of Kyoto Station and turn left. Walk straight between the "Post Office" and the "Station building (ISETAN)".
    2. Pass over "Bic Camera".
    3."Apa Hotel" will be on your right. Go straight onto the narrow brick-paved road.
    4. Turn right at the end of the road, KCTP is straight ahead.

West Course with GoPro

This course goes to Kinkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, and Arashiyama.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:09-03-2016   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 10 & Up) $341

Inclusion

  • Bike rental
  • Accident insurance
  • General admission
  • Lunch
  • Accredited English-speaking guide

Start Timings

09:15

Duration

  • 7 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

09:15:00 Check-in at KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1
09:30:00 Depart KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1
Nishi-Honganji Temple
In 1602 the Honganji Temple was split into two, as it was becoming too powerful. Dedicated to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, visit the "West Temple of the Original Vow".
Day: Day1
Nijo Castle
Nijo castle was built in 1603 as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo era. Beautifully preserved, it serves as one of the best examples of the castle architecture of Japan's feudal era. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Day: Day1
Lunch
Enjoy delicious local Kyoto cuisine!
Day: Day1
Kinkakuji Temple
One of the most important Zen temples in Japan, Kinkakuji's top two floors are adorned in gold leaf. While many come for the temple itself, the surrounding garden is not to be missed, as it is one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in the country.
Day: Day1
Ryoanji Temple
The "Temple of the Dragon at Peace" is home to one of the most impressive examples of a "karensansui", or Zen Rock Garden, in all of Japan. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is a place of tranquility and peace, a must-see destination for visitors to Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Free time in Arashiyama
One of the most charming sightseeing districts in Kyoto, Arashiyama is home to quaint temples and shrines, along with the Arashiyama bamboo grove. The seemingly endless forest of bamboo is a a beautiful, slightly surreal sight!
Day: Day1
JR Arashiyama Station

Day: Day1
17:00:00 Tour disbands at Arashiyama Cycle Terminal

Day: Day1

Additional Notes

  • In case the rented GoPro is damaged or lost, participants will be responsible for shouldering the full price of JPY40000.
  • Participants may bring their own SD card for the rental GoPro or purchase onsite. Item: Sandisk 32GB microSD, Class 10-U3 (Recommended for Go Pro Hero 7)  Price: JPY8000 (payment onsite)

Requirement(s) - other

  • In case the rented GoPro is damaged or lost, participants will be responsible for shouldering the full price of JPY40000.
  • Participants may bring their own SD card for the rental GoPro or purchase onsite. Item: Sandisk 32GB microSD, Class 10-U3 (Recommended for Go Pro Hero 7)  Price: JPY8000 (payment onsite)

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Kyoto Cycling Tour Project's (KCTP) Kyoto Station Terminal is a 5 min walk from Kyoto Station.
    1. Head north out of Kyoto Station and turn left. Walk straight between the "Post Office" and the "Station building (ISETAN)".
    2. Pass over "Bic Camera".
    3."Apa Hotel" will be on your right. Go straight onto the narrow brick-paved road.
    4. Turn right at the end of the road, KCTP is straight ahead.

West Course

This course goes to Kinkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, and Arashiyama.

Pricing Details

Prices Starts From:09-03-2016   Ends On:01-01-2038    Available On:    All Days
Adult/Child (Age 10 & Up) $341

Inclusion

  • Bike rental
  • Accident insurance
  • General admission
  • Lunch
  • Accredited English-speaking guide

Start Timings

09:15

Duration

  • 7 (hrs) (Approx.)

Schedules

09:15:00 Check-in at KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1
09:30:00 Depart KCTP Kyoto Station Terminal

Day: Day1
Nishi-Honganji Temple
In 1602 the Honganji Temple was split into two, as it was becoming too powerful. Dedicated to Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, visit the "West Temple of the Original Vow".
Day: Day1
Nijo Castle
Nijo castle was built in 1603 as the residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo era. Beautifully preserved, it serves as one of the best examples of the castle architecture of Japan's feudal era. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994.
Day: Day1
Lunch
Enjoy delicious local Kyoto cuisine!
Day: Day1
Kinkakuji Temple
One of the most important Zen temples in Japan, Kinkakuji's top two floors are adorned in gold leaf. While many come for the temple itself, the surrounding garden is not to be missed, as it is one of the most exquisite Muromachi Period gardens in the country.
Day: Day1
Ryoanji Temple
The "Temple of the Dragon at Peace" is home to one of the most impressive examples of a "karensansui", or Zen Rock Garden, in all of Japan. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this temple is a place of tranquility and peace, a must-see destination for visitors to Kyoto.
Day: Day1
Free time in Arashiyama
One of the most charming sightseeing districts in Kyoto, Arashiyama is home to quaint temples and shrines, along with the Arashiyama bamboo grove. The seemingly endless forest of bamboo is a a beautiful, slightly surreal sight!
Day: Day1
JR Arashiyama Station

Day: Day1
17:00:00 Tour disbands at Arashiyama Cycle Terminal

Day: Day1

Check In/Pickup Location Details

  • Kyoto Cycling Tour Project's (KCTP) Kyoto Station Terminal is a 5 min walk from Kyoto Station.
    1. Head north out of Kyoto Station and turn left. Walk straight between the "Post Office" and the "Station building (ISETAN)".
    2. Pass over "Bic Camera".
    3."Apa Hotel" will be on your right. Go straight onto the narrow brick-paved road.
    4. Turn right at the end of the road, KCTP is straight ahead.

Activity Detail

Restrictions

  • For safety reasons, there are conditions placed upon children participants.If these are not fulfilled, the cycling tour will be cancelled or replaced by a walking tour.However, please note that in the case of cancellation, a cancellation fee will be accrued. Additionally, adult participants must be able to ride on public roads.
  • For safety reasons, children must be meet the following conditions to join. 1. Must be over 10 years of age. 2. Must be over 110 cm in height. 3. Must be able to ride a bike.

Additional Notes

  • Please note that the standard price stated is applicable only when booking for 4 people. The prices per participant, when booking for less than 4 people, are stated above.
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
  • To use your bicycle after the cycling tour, an additional 500 JPY fee applies.
  • Depending on weather conditions, the cycling tour may be substituted by a walking tour.
  • Please note that traffic conditions and weather conditions may delay the cycling tour finishing time.

Dressing & Items to Bring

  • Please wear clothing suitable for cycling and closed toe shoes.

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