Discover Kyoto while cruising the streets of Japan’s cultural capital on a half-day bike and story experience. With history spanning 1,200 years, the city streets have a lot to say, so make like the locals and jump on a bike to discover it all. We cycle along the Kamo River, taking in the views of the city’s downtown and passing the wealth of traditional riverside restaurants. Call by the Heian-Jingu Shrine, built in 1894 to commemorate the 1,100 anniversary of the foundation of the capital. Weave our way along quaint canals to reach the impressive Nanzenji Temple. Admire the temple’s spacious grounds with a surprising feature: a scenic aqueduct, with the Higashiyama Mountains as their backdrop. This is one of the most important Zen temples in all of Japan, so soak up the surrounds before jumping back on your bike and heading off down the Path of Philosophy. Arguably the most popular walking path in Kyoto, the Path of Philosophy is shaded by hundreds of cherry trees that erupt into bloom every April. Cycle back towards Kyoto Station, along a beautiful canal with old tea houses and traditional bathhouses among traditional narrow back roads. We end at the city's buzzing station.
Hiroko & Friends
We are a group of friends and professional group leaders who focus on designing and delivering great experiences to visitors to our city looking to do more than the standard sights as our job for many years now. We are looking to meet great people wishing to share their interests with our expertise and knowledge as we believe being full time in experiences as a professional job helps us know more on how to do the key things well that lead to a great experience for everyone. We have a lot of pride in pleasing you and meeting your expectations and making you smile and enjoy your time with us.
Highlights we wish to share with you and see your smiles while you look and enjoy the scenery and stories Cycle along the ancient canals of Kyoto Learn about the city’s history at Heian-Jingu Shrine Stroll through the expansive grounds at Nanzenji Temple Discover the meaning of tranquillity along the famous Path of Philosophy Cycle under the shade of hundreds of cherry trees
Kyoto stories and history by bike