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Pedal your way round Kyoto and discover real historical treasures on a cycling tour!

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  • See more of amazing Kyoto in one day on a bicycle tour!
  • Get more out of your trip with knowledge from your guide.
  • Relax along the way as we take you safely from place to place.
  • Discover less well know but equally beautiful parts of the city
  • Enjoy a fun day out on the bikes with your friendly guide.

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Important Information

I am willing to share a few tips on the other things to do in Kyoto at the end of the tour


What you need to bring

If you have already rented a bicycle, please bring it along. We will visit a bike shop nearby at the beginning of the tour to get other guests set up for the tour


Meet your host :
Niall
  • Français (Fluent)
  • 日本語 (Beginner)
  • English (Fluent)

Hi my name is Niall and I am looking forward to meeting you! I love Japan and I really like helping people find the beauty and unique features of this country. I have only been living here about 6 years, but I have been fascinated by the history and sociology of the country.

That's why I started Kyoto Fun!

We focus on giving you flexible and fun days out which are catered to couples and small groups of friends and people travelling on their own. You can join in on a group tour or we can create customised itineraries which are designed with your unique interests and travel style in mind.

Relax while we take care of all the details to make sure you have the best day in Kyoto. We offer day trips by bicycle, on foot or by public transport. No need to figure out a complicated transport network on your own. We also offer nature hikes and nightlife bar hopping experiences. Take the stress out of your holiday and know you are in good hands when you book with us.

Our small team of travel buddies are all people who love Kyoto and enjoy showing off all that this great city has to offer, offering inside knowledge on the most popular sights and showing you some of the hidden gems that make this one of the most attractive travel destinations in the world. Our people are knowledgable, have cross cultural experience and are fun loving and caring. Our number one objective is to be adaptable to our clients interests, entertain you with tales from the past or present and have a laugh along the way.

Kyoto has so many rich offerings that it’s hard to know where to start. With an insider’s knowledge you can be sure to get the most out of your short time here. Plus we are always happy to pass on tips for things to do after the day even offering to reserve a recommended restaurant or help secure tickets for an event. Our joy is in helping our customers have an amazing time in Kyoto.

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Reviews (24)

  • Lauren Lauren

    Highlight of our Kyoto Experience!

    We absolutely LOVED our tour with Niall. The bike tour was our first experience in Kyoto and he was able to provide great details about the city and culture, must see's, and best times to visit the tourist hot-spots. Our guide even helped us make phone calls to coordinate a lost suitcase with the airport which was a HUGE help.

    We highly recommend this tour to anyone - biking is such a great way to see the city and with a guide you really get the most out of your day.

    Enjoy!

  • Carolyn Carolyn

    A GREAT way to see Kyoto!

    We enjoyed biking around Kyoto with our private guide Niall. He showed us many hidden streets and neighborhoods as well as temples and shrines. Along the way he would give us short history lessons and information about Kyoto. We had a delicious lunch together along the way and then continued biking around. We had 5 people total including teenagers. We all loved this tour!!! Would highly recommend.

  • Natascha Natascha

    Really the best way to see Kyoto

    incredibly knowledgeable and just plain fun guide. Kyoto is a cycling city so what better way to see it than hopping on a bike!

  • Julie Julie

    Fun, patient, knowledgeable guide to discover Kyoto with

    I did two great tours with Emilien at Kyoto Fun. One with a group of 5 people, one private. Kyoto is an amazing city to explore on a bike, and Emilien is a friendly, knowledgeable and patient guide. I saw so many temples and shrines that I would not have made it to on my own. I feel like Emilien really loves Kyoto, and is having a blast showing people around the city and sharing what he knows. I would highly recommend trying to book him for a private tour if you can! The day of our private tour we went to several beautiful Zen rock gardens (an interest of mine), had tea, and biked through a market and the Imperial Palace grounds. He was super flexible all day, customizing the tour as we went along. Also we saw several geisha and maiko women, so if you are interested in finding them, Emilien knows where they tend to be!

  • Emily Emily

    Best bike tour in Kyoto - coming again next year!

    Hi everyone - I had one of the best days of my Japan trip exploring in a small group on bikes (best way to see Kyoto) with Niall. He's so knowledgable and knows just where to find a Maiko on her way to work, THE best organic Korean beef bowl lunch and IMPORTANTLY the Sanjusangendo Temple which will move you to tears as there's nothing quite like it! the 1001 statues of Kannon will be a favourite. Can't wait to see you next year Niall and looking forward to crazy ghost stories. : )

  • Riddie Riddie

    Bike tour with Niall

    It's our first time in Kyoto and Niall showed us around on our bikes. Niall was down to earth, friendly and informative- he made us feel like we've been friends for years. Really enjoyed our 5 hour bike tour and would totally recommend this!

  • Michel Michel

    Today we planed the cycling tour through Kyoto. Unfortunately it was raining and not ideal for a bycicle ride. Niall our guide responsible for this tour, was so flexible to change it to a taxi tour. So we visited old parts of Kyoto, some shrines and temples in the rain. Had lunch in a special place and mystic walks trough the rain. Thank you Niall for passing us all your knwoledg about history, we especially liked the talks about real life in Japan. You seem to know a lot about their habits and likings. This was facinating and interesting to get to know things you can not read in books. I liked your calm and relaxed way not pushing or trying to follow a prefixed itinerary. So even in the rain and with no cycling we enjoyd your company and this tour very much. It felt like walking with an old friend. Somehow a european view on a japanese matter. Thank you very much!

  • Harvey Harvey

    An amazing tour with an amazing guide

    We decided to spend the day in Kyoto as we travelled from Kobe to Tokyo. We wanted to do something fun and unique so we chose the Cycling Tour. From the start, we knew we had made the right decision. The timing of this private tour was adjusted to work with our schedule. We were presented with three recommended options for tours, all of which looked amazing. Our tour guide, Emilien, was amazing, because he has taken the time to learn so much about the sights and the culture. Kyoto has so much to see and you cannot see it in one day, but this amazing tour by an amazing tour guide will give you so much of the flavor of Kyoto. Take my advice and cycle your way through Kyoto with Emilien.

  • Josiah Josiah

    Fun times!

    Went on a private tour with Emilien. He was extremely informative and knowledgable of Japanese culture and history, we managed to learn a lot within the short span of time spent with him. Definitely recommend this tour! Lots of fun with friendly and super informative guides. Visit Kyoto feeling like a local whilst learning all about the culture and history behind the attractions.

  • Samantha Samantha

    Spectacular day!

    Thank you Niall!
    biking in Kyoto is the only way to truely "see" the city! avoided crazy traffic and saw so many areas and amazing sights perfect pace. Niall is extremely knowledgeable about the area. Made for the perfect day.

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