Uncover the Heart of Kyoto

Kyoto 3-Day City Culture & Cycling Tour

Prices from £385 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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When you think of Japan, you might imagine picture perfect ancient temples, perfectly manicured zen gardens and time honoured tea ceremonies. Well, that’s Kyoto in a nutshell! During this trip, you’ll spend 2 nights staying near the centre of the city, and hop aboard a bike to discover the city’s hidden backstreets. You can expect to whizz past willow lined rivers, along narrow streets and alongside traditional merchant houses. We think there’s no better way to explore the city away from the hubbub of the busy streets.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Cycling tour of backstreets

Create your own holiday itinerary 1. Add at least 3 chosen trips to your travel plan 2. Send it our way 3. Our travel specialists will get planning and send you a quote

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Arrival in Kyoto

You’ll arrive in Kyoto by train (it’s the best way to get around Japan after all). From here you’ll make your own way to your accommodation near the centre of the city. In the evening we recommend heading out to one of the traditional restaurants; there are plenty to choose from in Kyoto! Then wash it down with some local sake, we think warmed sake is the best.

View of a street with restaurants in Kyoto, Japan

Morning Bike Tour

This morning you’ll head out to meet your English-speaking guide and hop on your bike. Cycling through the back streets feels like a world (and century) away from the car-congested highways. You’ll visit the old entertainment districts with their wooden houses and make a stop at Shinto shrines with their Torri gates. You’ll finish at Kyoto station at about 1pm, giving you the rest of the day to do as you please.

Product Specialist Sophia cycling in Kyoto


Today we’ll arrange your transport to your next destination. If you have time, it’s worth heading up to Fushimi Inari Taisha where you can walk beneath the row upon row of red torri gates. Or, head back to the old entertainment districts and, if you’re lucky, perhaps spot a geisha picking her way along the streets in towering geta sandals. Kyoto is a great city to extend your stay in; just let us know if you’d like to.

Red temple in kyoto with a man walking in the distance

Add more experiences in Kyoto

  • Geisha women in Kyoto Japan
  • Staff member Fiona in a ramen restaurant in Kyoto eating noodles
  • Travel specialist Paul standing in amongst the bamboo forest of Arashiyama
  • Add more experiences in Kyoto
  • Japanese lanterns hanging from a Kyoto temple
  • Add more experiences in Kyoto

Kyoto is a great city with lots to history and culture to explore. If you would like help planning your time here we’ve got a whole host of excursions for you to maximise your experience.

Here’s a few to start with:

Cooking Class in Machiya Townhouse, Samurai Sword Experience, Afternoon Tea with a Geisha, Traditional Crafts Tour, Kibune Hiking, Tea Ceremony, Gardens Tour and Kyoto by Night. 

Let our Travel Specialist guide you through the options available to book as part of your itinerary.

Prices from: £ 115 - per person

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"I love the retro-futuristic vibes of Tokyo, not to mention the tasty donburi! Staying in a traditional ryokan and bathing in the natural hot springs (onsen) are particular highlights for me."

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