Kitano Tenmangū Shrine

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Kyoto: 3-Hour Cycling Tour

1. Kyoto: 3-Hour Cycling Tour

Kyoto is a city that is best explored by bicycle. Your guides have carefully curated a selection of tours that focus on showing you the beautiful contours of this ancient capital. More than just visiting the busy tourist sites, these journeys are crafted on leisure, scenery, and culture, while uncovering some of the best-kept secrets in Kyoto. You begin with stops at World Heritage temples and shrines, and gradually make your way along cozy backstreets to quieter, more intimate Zen garden settings. You will be taken to places rarely seen by the average Kyoto dweller, tranquil environments carefully hidden from the hustle and bustle of the urban landscape. Treat yourself to a new and unique understanding of Kyoto, put down the guidebook, and allow us to give you a truly unforgettable experience. 

Kyoto: 4-Hour Ghost Tour

2. Kyoto: 4-Hour Ghost Tour

First, visit a local shop to learn more about Nishijin-ori, which is a traditional style of textile weaving unique to Kyoto. Then, wander through the ancient streets of the city and learn more about the spirits and legends associated with the former capital of Japan. Stroll down the mysterious Ichijo Yōkai Street, and learn about the haunting of this area by various restless yōkai. Browse the various stores where you can pick up various mementoes and souvenirs. Continue the tour by visiting Seimei Shrine. This shrine pays homage to a famous figure in Japanese folklore, Abe no Seimei who was a leading practitioner of astrology in the Heian period. Finally, visit Kitano Tenmangu, a Shinto shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the Shinto God of learning. Learn about the founding of the shrine, and its characteristics designed to appease his restless spirit.

Kyoto: Private World Heritage Temples and Shrines Tour

3. Kyoto: Private World Heritage Temples and Shrines Tour

Meet your guide at Kyoto station to start your experience. Take a bus to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, where students come to pray from all over Japan. Continue to Hirano Shrine, famous for its beautiful cherry trees. Walk to Kinkaku-ji, the famous golden temple, and learn its history from your local guide. Stop for lunch at a popular soba noodle restaurant before relaxing in the gardens at Ninna-ji, another world-heritage listed temple. Ride the bus to your last stop, Ryoan-ji, also a World Heritage site. Admire the stone garden that makes this temple special.

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What people are saying about Kitano Tenmangū Shrine

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 18 reviews

Great Tour. Informative.

Loved using these bikes, felt very calming cycling around the streets of Japan, tour guide was friendly, positive, informative - really good energy and up for a laugh! Saw some cool things I wouldn't have known to go see, in a short amount of time, and without any hassle of trying to find them. Learnt a lot of cool things about Japanese culture!

Fabulous intro to Kyoto

Ross was a wonderful tour guide - knowledgeable and organized, yet relaxed and open to you going at your own pace. Even if fully booked, groups are small and intimate. His route touches upon both must-see locales and hidden gems. Great value for $$!

Very nice personal tour

We had a great morning with Leanca - she was flexible and found great solve even when my bike broke - a new bike was delivered and the tour lasted. 1,5 hours longer to be able to see all. Also all on eBike - very nice

A great way to experience Kyoto, on electric bikes.

Sean, our guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and took us to neighborhoods, shrines, temples and gardens we wouldn't have experienced otherwise.

Great tour with easy to ride bikes

Josh was a great guide. It was nice to get away from the crowds and go to some lovely quiet places and streets