Kyoto has a great geography for two wheels. Why wait for crowded buses or be stuck in traffic with an expensive taxi when you have the freedom to move around at will like the locals do?
This is the route for this tour: Sanjusangendo the 1001 kannon statues → Tofukuji a zen garden → Fushimi Inari the tunnel of red gates → Miyagawa cho geisha district
Starting at the magical temple Sanjusangendo, here you have an opportunity to see 1001 kannon statues which were carved way back in 12th and 13th century Japan. This is a place with a lot of history and a real mind blowing experience to wander past these statues made with amazing skill.
Then it's on to discover a masterpiece of zen gardening at Tofukuji. This place will take your breath away. There are several gardens to discover with each having a different style. Most impressive is the deep gully spanned by a bridge with dozens of maple trees lining the way.
After that, we head to Fushimi Inari, possibly one of the most famous and definitely most photographed places in Kyoto. Enjoy a stroll amongst the thousands of red torii gates and feel the magical energy of the place. This is also a place to pray for a good harvest or success in business so bring a few coins to drop in the prayer box and we will show you how to make a wish in the Shinto way.
Then we head back to the city through Gion and discover quaint neighborhoods in a special part of Kyoto. Here we also visit the geisha district of Miyagawa cho and enjoy a little look in on the ways of the traditional entertainers in Kyoto. We may even be lucky enough to spot some Geisha or their apprentice Maiko on the way to their next appointment.
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Start time: 10 am
South Kyoto Cycling Tour: Sanjusangendo, Tofukuji & Fushimi Inari Shrine
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Meeting point: Kon's Cycle Shop, Kyoto city