OVERVIEW

A tour coordinator of Qbei, the well-established bicycle shop in Kyoto, guides you through Kyoto. You will experience
Kyoto in a new way with a name-brand road bike in excellent condition. We provide shoes, helmets and other gear so
you don't need to bring your own. You can use the shower and changing room before and after your ride.

  • START AT 10AMWe meet at 10 a.m., which allows
    you to enjoy a nice morning ride,
    and you still have the afternoon for
    other activities.
  • TOTAL 5HOURSThe tour lasts about five (5) hours.
    You can choose a route depending
    on your stamina and preference.
  • INCLUDING LUNCHLunch is included in the tour. Our
    coordinator, who has lived in Kyoto
    for many years, will take you to a
    lovely, typical restaurant.

PRICE

PRIVATE TOUR ¥15,000 (include tax) / 1person
GROUP TOUR (more than two (2) people)※1 ¥12,000 (include tax) / 1person
CHILDREN’S RATE※2 ¥7,000 (include tax) / 1person
  1. The tour can accommodate a maximum of six (6) people, for any groups larger than that please contact us in advance.
  2. Children's rate applies to children six (6) years and younger.
  3. The tour fee includes all of the necessary gear.
  4. You can pay by cash or by credit card on the day of your tour.
  5. The tour fee includes the bicycle rental, use of the shower room, lunch, insurance and the entrance fees of the temples and shrines.

AVAILABLE CARD

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COURSE

TYPICAL ROUTES OF OUR TOUR

Our coordinator, who knows Kyoto very well, will guide you. The best route will be chosen by our
coordinator depending on the weather and season.

ITINERARY

  • 10:00MEETING
  • 10:00~12:00CYCLING
  • 12:00~13:00LUNCH
  • 13:00~15:00CYCLING
  • 15:00END OF THE TOUR

*The itinerary can change due to the weather condition.

STARTING & ENDING LOCATION

  • RAKUHOKU・OHARA CHALLENGE ROUTE(From Kamigamo Shrine to Ohara)

    The route provides you the landscape of the Kyoto countryside. You can see beautiful hills and forests around Ohara. The landscape is different from that in the city of Kyoto. The route goes through a great variety of picturesque natural settings. This route is recommended for someone who cycles or has good physical fitness. The distance: 37.5km (23.3mile)

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  • RAKUHOKU INTERMEDIATE ROUTE(From Kamigamo Shrine to Kurama)

    The route ends in Kurama, a town surrounded by greenery. Minamotono Yoshitune aka Ushiwakamaru, a famous samurai and military commander in the twelve century, lived in Kurama in his childhood. Due to the slopes in this route, more effort may be required for beginners. If you want to have a workout while sightseeing, this is suitable. Distance: 24.5 km (15.2 mile)

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  • RAKUHOKU INTERMEDIATE ROUTE(From Shodenji Temple to
    Daikakuji Temple via Kinkakuji Temple)

    You can see famous temples in Kyoto en route in addition to places only local people know. The route passes through mountains, and so you can experience nature. Due to the slopes in this route, more effort may be required for beginners. If you want to have a workout while sightseeing, this is suitable. Distance: 27.8 km (17.2 mile).

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  • RAKUTYU LIGHT ROUTE(From Kamogawa to Imperial Place via Shimabara,
    Mibu-dera Temple, and Nijo Castle)

    The route goes by the places where Ryoma Sakamoto, a prominent activist, and Shinsen-gumi, a special police force, worked in the Bakumatsu period, the end of Tokugawa Shogunate or Edo era. You pass through the city of Kyoto and see historical spots in the city. The road is flat, so you can enjoy the ride easily. Distance: 17.5 km (10.8 mile)

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  • RAKUTOU LIGHT ROUTE(From Kamogawa to Ginkakuji Temple, via Sanjusangendo
    and Kiyomizu-dera Temple)

    If you are interested in Higashiyama Culture, the culture flourished in Kyoto in the fifteenth century, this course is recommended. The culture is known for Wabi-Sabi. The route passes between the city side and the mountain side. You can experience "calm" Kyoto. The road is flat, so you can enjoy the ride easily. Distance: 18.8 km (11.6 mile)

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BICYCLE TYPE

On our tour, you can ride a brand-new popular road bike, including the brand Bianchi and Scott! Our professional
mechanics maintain and adjust bicycles everyday. Additionally, we have other bicycles suitable for women and children.

We provide shoes, helmets and other gear, so you don't need to bring your own.

  • HELMET
  • WEAR
  • SHOES

STAFF

  • YAMANAKA

    My name is Yamanaka, a mechanic and tour guide working at Qbei road bike shop. I was a road bike athlete, currently enjoying cycling for fun. I would like to show you the authentic Kyoto on a cycling tour.

  • YAMADA

    Hi, I'm Yamada! I love hill climbing so much. You can have a breath-taking experience in Kyoto. Only a bicycle tour can provide an authentic Kyoto experience. I want you to enjoy a bit of a different Kyoto. Let's have a fun tour!

  • MATSUMOTO

    I'm Matsumoto, born and raised in Kyoto. I like to travel in a relaxed manner. I will help you to discover new Kyoto, riding through Kyoto at a leisurely pace.

MEETING PLACE

The starting and ending location is at Qbei Bicycle Shop in Shimogamo, which is next to the Shimogamo
Shrine, a World Heritage Site. The location is in the center of Kyoto and easy to access from anywhere in
Kyoto. You can visit the Shimogamo Shrine after your ride.

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〒606-0816 71-2, Shimogamo Matsunokicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
TEL.075-706-7801

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CHANGING ROOM AND SHOWER ROOM EQUIPPED

  • DRESSING ROOM
  • SHOWER
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ABOUT INSURANCE

The insurances below is included in the tour fee.

Mortality/disability insurance ¥50,000
Hospitalization insurance (per day) ¥2,500
Outpatient insurance (per day) ¥1,500
Operation insurance (on admission) ¥25,000
Operation insurance (on outpatient) ¥15,000

You may use your personal insurance plan for more coverage.