Hidden Kyoto E-Biking

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Hidden Kyoto E-Biking
from USD $102.53
This is an 8 kilometer E-biking ride that visits famous attractions as well as hidden gems in Kyoto such as the Kinkakuji, Daitokuji Temple Complex in order to visit the Koto-in and Zuiho-in, Imamiyajinja and the Kitanotenmangu Temple.
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In Brief

Kyoto, Japan
3 hours 30 minutes
Important InfoInfo
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 around 9am and begin with stops at the World Heritage temples and shrines, and gradually make your way along the cozy backstreets to quieter, more intimate Zen garden settings. 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.


  • English-speaking route coordinator
  • Rental bike
  • Rental helmet
  • Water
  • Entry/Admission - Kinkakuji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daitoku-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
  • Entry/Admission - Kotoin


  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Japan, 〒602-8336 Kyoto, Kamigyō-ku, 一条通七本松西入滝ケ鼻町429−23

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years
  • No-shows or missed bookings due to lateness are nonrefundable
  • Must arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time, we depart promptly at 9 am or 1 pm if we do not hear from you
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.89 out of 5 based on the last 19 recent reviews

Lianca was an amazing tour guide, taking us through the back streets of Kyoto and giving us several options to customize the route. We visited some very cool spots and Lianca gave us the history of each and was able to answer all our questions. The e-bikes were amazing - shot uphill with ease! At the end, she emailed some highlights of our trip, including the names and locations of the places we visited - much appreciated! Highly recommend :)
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
My wife and I had one of the best experiences of our entire trip to Japan with Lianca. We got very lucky as it was only the 2 of us on the tour and we covered so much in 4 hours. Lianca's knowledge of Japan and Kyoto is amazing and I would highly recommend you taking the time out to do this tour!
• Submitted 02 Dec 2019
great guide, taking us to some of the not so tourist crowded actions, this really allows you to have a more authentic experience, also the bike ride with E-Bikes is really easy and can be recommended for any fitness level
• Submitted 24 Oct 2019
If you have any time in Kyoto at all, and can fit this tour in, do not hesitate. Sean was so informative, kind and accommodating. The tour hits so many places you would never think to hit, and the biking through small, backstreets is so intimate and laid back. If your're not a confident biker, no worries, the pace is casual and the route keeps you off any major roadways. I can't rave enough about this tour. Easily the best money we spent in Kyoto.
• Submitted 23 Sep 2019
Lianka was really a great guide ! Cheerful, very knowledgeable and great to be with, she really mada the tour very nice and interesting. The tour was also very well planned, with great temples and other interesting attractions. The biking was good and not too heavy and difficult. We highly recommend it !
• Submitted 30 Jul 2019
We had a great time with our guide who led us through some of the back streets of Kyoto as well as taking us to the different land marks along the way. I think the highlights were the tea house and the golden pavilion and also the zen gardens. Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained different things along the way. A great activity to include in your travels - well worth the time.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
This was a relaxing and informative way to visit some of the many beautiful and historic shrines and temples in Kyoto, with an excellent English-speaking guide. The grilled mochi snack and tea at an ancient Shinto shrine complex was a unique experience!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
I was in Kyoto by myself for two days and was looking for something active and social and fun. I've always found bike tours to be a great way to get to know a city and to meet people. This bike tour was great! Our guide Lianca (native English speaker, and pretty darn good Japanese too) took us through small back streets to the Geisha district, to shrines and temples big and small, and to a tea house where she knew the owner and we had tea and snacks upstairs (grilled mochi dipped in white miso and sesame sauce, yumm!). The highlight for me was biking off-road on a dirt path to a hidden Shinto graveyard in the misty rain (magical) and to a bansai nursery run for generations by the same family (one tree had been tended for 180 years). Also, the bikes were in perfect shape (not always the case in my experience). And talk about service - I left my sunglasses at the bike shop, and the owner brought them to me the next day at my local subway station! Overall a great experience. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2019
My fiancé and I had this tour all to our selves and it was amazing. We biked around Kyoto for over three hours with stops at many different shrines and temples, some big and populated, some small and hidden. The sites were beautiful, the biking was safe and easy, and our knowledgeable tour guide was wonderful. One highlight for us was visiting a tea house with a special treat of mochi, soy bean powder, and sweetened miso. All entrance fees were included. We really felt this tour was a great value for what we received.
• Submitted 15 May 2018
The tour route was really enjoyable and our guide was excellent - very friendly and chatty and had heaps of interesting facts throughout the tour. He also gave us some excellent tips for other things to do while in Kyoto.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2018
Highly recommend this tour, knowledgeable tour guide who escorted us through gardens, shrines, street food venues and calligraphy classes. Exceeded our expectations and the cycling was easy, fun and safe.
• Submitted 24 Apr 2018
Our tour guide, Jack, was excellent! The tour was well worth it and was one of the highlights of our trip to Kyoto.
• Submitted 09 Apr 2018
Great tour. Guide was extremely knowledgable and very helpful. Would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
Ross was a really great tour guide and overall this tour was fantastic! He took us to places that he obviously really cared about, which made the experience that much more enjoyable. He was very knowledgeable on the background of the shrines and sites we visited. Overall it was a great day and I'd definitely recommend.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2017
This tour is definitely worth it to do. It brings you in a part of Kyoto you don't necessarily will visit by yourself. Ray the guide is very knowledgeable and is taking the time to explain, to discuss, to answer questions, etc.
• Submitted 17 Jun 2017
Excellent tour, guide was great and knowledgeable. It will be very difficult to visit these places on your own.
• Submitted 29 May 2017
This tour offered a wonderful way to experience parts of Kyoto most tourists will not. Ross is a great guide and ambassador for the city. We highly recommend this tour to those wanting to feel the spirit of Kyoto.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2017
Sean was a fantastic guide - knowledgeable and interesting . Great selection of temples and back street sights .
• Submitted 01 Oct 2019
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2018

In Brief

Kyoto, Japan
3 hours 30 minutes

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