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Kyoto Backstreet Cycling Tour
The backstreets and neighbourhoods of Kyoto are where you can really feel the city’s heritage and while avoiding the landmark sites, means that you can get under its skin. Kyoto’s flat geography make this perfect by bike on this half-day tour.
This morning you will make your way to Kyoto Station and the nearby Kyoto Cycling Tour Project, where you will meet your local guide and be assisted with your bikes before heading out into the city.
The route of this tour is all about discovering the heritage of Kyoto, from its past to present and get a sense of day-to-day life while riding between the alleys and backstreets of its heart. Along the way, you will traverse the Miyagawacho and Gion districts, the haunt of the Geishas and full of traditional Miyacha style townhouses.
You will make your way to the vast Imperial Palace Gardens, which are perfect for exploring on two wheels between the wide, tree-lined avenues where you will no-doubt encounter local Kyotoites doing exactly the same.
Finally, your guide will take you back to Kyoto Station along the Kamogawa River, which is home to seasonal cherry blossom and riverside restaurants. You are welcome to keep your bikes until 1900 if you wish, after which you can make your own way back to your hotel from Kyoto Station.
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