Discover the historic Kyoto on bicycle
For those short on time and high on energy, a Kyoto discovery by bike is certainly an unmissable travel experience to admire the most popular attractions of Japan’s cultural capital in one day. Starting from the central Kyoto along with a local guide, you will pedal through the historic streets and trendy neighbourhoods to see a lot of historical landmarks, such as Nishi Hongan-ji Temple – one of the largest temple complexes in the city, Nijo Castle – one of Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Kinkaku-ji Temple – the stunning Golden Pavilion with its resplendent image reflected in the tranquil pond, or Ryoan-ji Zen Temple known for one of Japan’s most famous rock gardens. Don’t forget to hop off Arashiyama bamboo forest, an ideal place to avoid the crowds and venture to a few off-the-beaten-path spots nearby. You’ll be surprised by the joy of the city as you whiz around on two wheels.