This half-day cycling tour takes you along the 'Kinukake no michi', a connecting road between Kinkakuji and Saga-Arashiyama. The tour starts from the world-famous Kinkakuji – the golden pavilion – perhaps Kyoto's most famous sight. Then it leads to the temple Ryoanji, known for its rock garden. Then it's on to Arashiyama, where you can enjoy the green countryside of Kyoto and the other-worldly bamboo forest.
|①KCTP Kinkakuji Cycle Terminal||Depart 9:30 / 13:30|
|②Kinkakuji Temple ☆(Golden Pavilion)||The main hall of this zen Buddhist temple is covered in gold leaf and sits in harmony with nature beside a pond, surrounded by gardens.|
|③Ryoanji Temple ☆||Ryoanji has the most well known philosophical rock garden in Japan. Here is a chance to relax and reflect.|
|④Hirosawa Pond||Hirosawa Pond is sits amidst nature and ride paddy fields. The stone Buddha statues nearby are always watching over the water.|
|⑤Path of bamboo (Arashiyama Bamboo Forest)||This beautiful grove of bamboo is one of the most famous attractions in Kyoto.|
|⑥Togetsukyo (Togetsu bridge)||Arashiyama was long a resort for nobles from the Heian period. Togetsukyo is a wooden bridge perfect for taking scenic photos.|
|⑦Arashiyama bicycle parking
(Near JR Saga Arashiyama station)
|Finish 13:30 / 17:00|
- ①KCTP Kinkakuji Cycle TerminalDepart 9:30 / 13:30
- ②Kinkakuji Temple ☆(Golden Pavilion)The main hall of this zen Buddhist temple is covered in gold leaf and sits in harmony with nature beside a pond, surrounded by gardens.
- ③Ryoanji Temple ☆Ryoanji has the most well known philosophical rock garden in Japan. Here is a chance to relax and reflect.
- ④Hirosawa PondHirosawa Pond is sits amidst nature and ride paddy fields. The stone Buddha statues nearby are always watching over the water.
- ⑤Path of bamboo (Arashiyama Bamboo Forest)This beautiful grove of bamboo is one of the most famous attractions in Kyoto.
- ⑥Togetsukyo (Togetsu bridge)
Arashiyama was long a resort for nobles from the Heian period. Togetsukyo is a wooden bridge perfect for taking scenic photos.
- ⑦Arashiyama Bicycle parking
(Near JR Saga Arashiyama station)Finish 13:30 / 17:00
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|Time required||3.5 hours|
|Departure||Morning tour 9:30 / Afternoon tour 13:30|
|Starting place||KCTP Kinkakuji Cycle Terminal|
|Price per person||10,500 yen (for groups of 4 people or more)
11,700 yen (3 people)
14,800 yen (2 people)
22,000 yen (1 person)
|Guide||Licensed English-speaking guide / Private tour (1 guide for 1 group)|
●Included in the tour fee: guide fee, admission fees, rental bike, and accident insurance.
●To rent a bicycle after the cycling tour: 500 yen each / 500 yen per bicycle.
●Minimum number of participants: 1 person
●Depending on weather conditions, the cycling tour may be substituted with a walking tour.
●For bookings or inquiries, please call us at +81-75-354-3636 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
●Reservations can be made up to 3 days before the tour date. For reservations later than that, please call us.
●Cancellation charges as a percentage of the tour fee:
Cancellation on the day of the tour or no-show: 100%
Cancellation the day before the tour: 50%
Two days before the tour: 40%
No cancellation fee if contacted more than 3 days before the tour.
●Please note that traffic conditions and/or weather conditions may cause the cycling tour to finish later.
●For safety reasons, children joining a tour must meet the following conditions.
If a child doesn't meet the requirements, the cycling tour will either be replaced with a walking tour or cancelled. Please note that a cancellation under this circumstance will incur a cancellation fee.
1.Aged 10 or older
2.Minimum height of 110cm
3.In addition to the above, the child should also know how to ride a bicycle by himself/herself.
●In addition, all adults joining a tour should be comfortable cycling on public roads.