Ride with KYOTO

Ride with KYOTO

What's Ride with KYOTO?

This cycle platform was established to improve the cycling environment in Kyoto Prefecture and promote regional revitalization, tourism, and health by promoting the use of bicycles. It will work on the formation and utilization of wide-area cycle routes that weave together the regional resources of Kyoto Prefecture, the establishment of an information transmission and sharing infrastructure, and the enhancement of the environment for accepting cyclists from within and outside of the prefecture.
The name of the association reflects the following aspirations: "We want people to enjoy riding that can only be experienced in Kyoto, along with the culture, history, nature, and food that Kyoto is proud of," and "We hope that the cycling scene in Kyoto will connect and expand the number of bicycle enthusiasts beyond generations and nationalities.
The logo is based on the weeping cherry blossom, the flower of Kyoto Prefecture, and the drop handlebars and wheels of a road bike. In the center is the bright and cheerful "crimson scarlet," which evokes the historic Kyoto, but also the cyclist's vivacious ride through modern Kyoto. The details incorporate quaint and gentle colors.

Ride with KYOTO Promotion Council

Kyoto Prefecture established the "Ride with KYOTO Promotion Council," a public-private partnership platform, to promote regional development, revitalization, and health enhancement through the use of bicycles, based on the Kyoto Prefecture Plan for Promotion of Bicycle Use (formulated in December 2019). The Ride with KYOTO Promotion Council will work to improve the riding environment for bicycles, as well as to form cycle tourism and new wide-area routes, and to disseminate information.

About Kyoto Prefecture


Located in the Kinki region near the center of the Japanese archipelago, it covers an area of 4,613.21 square kilometers and is elongated from northwest to southeast.


Bordered by the Tamba Highlands, located roughly in the center of Kyoto Prefecture, the area is divided into a Sea of Japan climate (slightly less precipitation in summer and more snow in winter) and an inland climate (drier with large annual and daily variations in temperature).


Kyoto's traditional vegetables, grown in Kyoto's rich soil and water sources, have graced dining tables with their unique colors and shapes. In addition, "Uji tea," which is mainly produced in the southern part of Kyoto Prefecture, and black soybeans from Kyotamba, are some of Kyoto's most delicious specialties.


Temples, shrines, and temples full of history and mystery, such as Byodoin Temple and Atago Shrine, are located in this area. Sunset at Yuhigaura Beach, which offers beautiful sunset views from spring to summer, and Amanohashidate, one of the three most scenic spots in Japan, are just a few examples of the many places that attract people from both Japan and abroad. Kyoto Prefecture is full of spots that attract people from both inside and outside of Japan.