■The ups and downs of Kyoto's street
However, the slope are not so hilly that you need to worry about it.
If you use KCTP bicycle ,your trip should be more comfortable.
■Where am I now? ~North? South? East? West?~ No problem in Kyoto!
It's easy to get lost in an unfamiliar town. However, since Kyoto is laid out in a simple grid pattern,you can easy to judge whether you are going north or south. And in those areas without high buildings you can always see mountains of the north and of the east.
So if you are advancing on the north ,you can see mountains on your right . And if you are facing the north ,the east will be on your right.
By this way you can easily tell the directions and have no worry in getting lost.
■The fastest most comfortable route between North and South is the Kamo River footpath
For a comfortable ride, the footpath along the Kamo River is the best. That is a wonderful route not just for walking but also for cycling. There are some locations where you may need to carry your bicycle down some stairs, but there are no stop signs, you can really enjoy a bracing ride.
However, please pay attention to your speed so as not to bother pedestrians by going too fast.
■From Kinkakuji to Arashiyama A historical route in the North-western part of the old capital
You may have visited both Kinkakuji and then Ryoanji and went back home without stopping by Ninnaji. What a big mistake! The road between Kinkakuji and Ryoanji leads to Rengeji Temple, Ninnaji Temple, Hirosawa Pond and goes on to Arashiyama. This is the historical route called Kinukake Road.
Hirosawa Pond, however, you should be aware that this road is sometimes quite narrow and the traffic is heavy. So please be careful when you go along here.
■Distance and Time
■Kyoto Cycling map
Allows us to introduce some of the range of bicycle related products we have here at KCTP. We have goods that are useful for those who regularly use a bicycle to get around Kyoto and souvenirs to remember your trip by. These goods are also available by mail order.
This easy to follow map introduces recommended tourist spots, suggested routes, plus information on parking areas, public conveniences, and even public baths. For cycling round Kyoto it is extremely convenient.