Kyoto Backstreet Cycling


Cycle through the cobblestoned streets of Kyoto

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  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 3 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Ride through Miyagawacho, the second biggest entertainment district in Kyoto
  • View the machiya (traditional merchant houses) along the narrow streets of Gion
  • Cycle atop the stone paved streets of Gion and admire the maiko girls and geiko women as they pass by in their delicate traditional wear
  • Visit Yasaka Shrine and Heian Jingu Shrine, and gaze upon the gorgeous willow trees along the Shirakawa River
  • Coast through the giant red torii gates
Most Recent Review

  • 20 Oct 2018
    Excellent! Fun and interesting. Opportunities to learn the culture and the history. Riding around the local allies. Worth to try.

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What To Expect

Hop on a bike and explore the backstreets of Kyoto in areas unreachable by bus or by foot. Experience the narrow streets of Miyahawacho, the second biggest entertainment district in the city. Ride past the vibrant Yasaka Shrine and nod to geiko women and their maiko (apprentices) as they stroll through the stone laden streets of Gion adorned in delicate kimono. Cycling through these traditional districts offers an unmatchable perspective of Kyoto. Break away from cliché tours and feed your inner adventurer!

Kyoto Backstreet Cycling
See Kyoto from a whole new perspective
Kyoto Backstreet Cycling
Visit Kyoto's streets; witness everyday life in the beautiful alleys and backstreets
Kyoto Backstreet Cycling
Ride through Miyagawacho and see the cultural highlights at street level!
Activity Information


  • You will receive a confirmation email and your e-voucher within 1 business day
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • English speaking guide
  • Admission fees
  • Transportation
Not Inclusive Of

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Hotel pick up
  • Return hotel drop off
  • Food and drink


  • 9:15am meet at New Miyako Hotel
  • Ride to Miyagawacho Geisha District
  • Ride thorugh Gion
  • View the Yasaka Shrine
  • Ride along the Shirakawa River
  • View the Heian Jingu Shrine
  • Coast through the torii gates
  • 12:20pm to 1:00pm tour ends at Kyoto Station
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes that you can cycle i
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Participants must be able to ride a bicycle
  • Children under 12 years old cannot participate
  • No refunds will be given to people unable to ride a bike during the tour
  • If it rains, the tour may be changed to a walking tour. If so, the route is subject to change
  • The your will not enter Heian Jingu Shrine's Shin-en garden
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Tour starts at 9:15am at New Miyako Hotel
  • Address: 17, Nishikujo-Inmachi Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8412, Japan
  • How To Get There: It's a 2 minute walk from Kyoto Station Hachijoguchi Exit served by JR/Shinkansen/Kintetsu Lines
  • The tour ends at Kyoto Station
Cancelation Policy
  • A 70% refund will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the tour
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Reviews (16) 5.0
  • Macy 20 Oct 2018
    Excellent! Fun and interesting. Opportunities to learn the culture and the history. Riding around the local allies. Worth to try.
  • Ching Ying 22 Apr 2018
    I had a blast to witness this magnificent Kyoto due to this amazing bicycle trip and a big thumb up to our tour guide for taking good care of us and explaining to all our wired questions. This does put a big smile on our faces and it surely leads us to come back this beautiful city.
  • YING 20 Apr 2018
    Awesome bike ride! Our tour guide Annie is a very nice old lady. She is fluent in English and patient in answer our questions.
  • Zhiyi 3 Apr 2016
    This is amazing. The tour gave us a general idea of the city we were going to explore in the next few days. I high recommend it to people who come to Kyoto the first time.
  • dong 6 Sep 2015
    Friendly, informative and very gracious guide. Fun way to sightsee; allowed us to see different aspects of the city more intimately and get some exercise.
  • dong 2 Sep 2015
    The backstreet tour was quite easy and we really had a good time. Our guide Annie was soooooo nice. Highly recommend.
  • dong 19 Aug 2015
    Miyagawacho is geishas' own district, quieter and less touristy than Gion (which is a quick walk away) but very active. We biked out to Miyagawacho's main street - one block parallel to the guesthouse's street - and watched the geishas at work. You can hear them singing and the raucous drinking games inside the teahouses.
  • dong 11 Aug 2015
    The best tour that you can imagine! Keiko was our guide and she is funny and kind... It was a pleassure! Do not think... Just book with they and meet The city ridding a bike!
  • dong 7 Aug 2015
    We would highly recommend this tour to anyone who visits Kyoto. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. If you want to see a side of Kyoto that you might otherwise miss then this tour is a must.
  • JIN 4 Oct 2018
    I am very grateful to Anne for his patient and meticulous service, leading us through the streets of Kyoto and learning a lot of local customs. Cycling is a great way to explore Kyoto. I would recommend it to my friends and hope to develop more routes in the future. I have the opportunity to explore Kyoto from many angles!
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