Thinking about exploring western Kyoto in a day with bicycles?
Then our recommendation course is the best way to make the most of your day!
Departing Fuune, head north and make a left turn left at the corner of the Gojo street (the biggest road you'll see first), and go straight for about 20 minutes till you reach the Katsura river.
Along the river, there is a cycling course to take you to Arashiyama, so just simply follow the path.
Within 40 minutes, you'll find the Togetsu-kyo, so cross the bridge and keep going straight.
After you pass the gate of Tenryu-ji temple, you'll find a sign that shows you the way to the bamboo forest street, the most famous spot in Arashiyama.
As you go through the bamboo forest, you'll find the Nison-in temple.
Nison-in, Seiryo-ji Temple, Daikaku-ji Temple,
Go straight the hilly road and you'll reach the Ninna-ji Temple.
If you go straight the road called "Kinukake-no-michi", you'll find the entrance to take you the famous golden temple "Kinkaku-ji".
On the path, you can also visit Ryuan-ji that you can find on your left.
After you finished your visit to Kinkaku-ji, go straight the Nishi-Oji street and go down toward the south till you reach Imadegawa street.
Make a left turn there and go straight, and you'll reach the Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine which many people come to visit to pray for academic success as the shrine enshrines the god of study.
Heading south from Imadegawa Horikawa (where Imadegawa street and Horikawa street cross), there is a Seimei shrine.
Going straight the Horikawa street, there is Nijo-castle, one of the castle that is registered as the World Heritage.
This course is 26 km and is bit long but there is a lot of pretty views and sightseeing spots that you can enjoy on the way
Fuune -> Katsura river (20min) -> Togetsu bridge (35min) -> Nison-in (50min) -> Ninna-ji (70min) -> Kinkaku-ji (Golden temple) (80min) -> Kitano-Tenman-gu (90min) -> Seimei shrine (100min) -> Nijo Castle (110min) -> Fuune (125min)
The time written above does not include any time for sight seeing and is just the time that takes for cycling.
If you are following this course, we will recommend you to take a day, at least half an day to make up your plan.
Here at Fuune, we would like to help you with making your itinerary so feel free to come and ask our staff!