Cycling Scenery in Kyoto
Recommended Cycle Routes in Kyoto
Cycling map of the 800 year old history walk of Japanese tea ~Yamashiro in Kyoto~
Cycling route of approximately 180 km in length connecting Arashiyama to Wakayama Port
Recommended Cycling Information in Kyoto
For safe cycling
Ride on the left side of the roadway
When cycling on sidewalks, prioritize pedestrians and proceed slowly near the roadway.
Lights on at night
Compliance with signals and signs
Wear a helmet
Bicycle two-seater ban
No riding side-by-side
First time cycling
Plan your schedule to allow plenty of time for problems and physical fitness while cycling. Also, assume that the return trip may take longer than the way there due to fatigue, etc.
If you go full throttle right from the start, you might run out of energy in the second half. Let's ride at a pace mindful of the round trip.
You expend a lot of energy while cycling. Hydrate frequently during the ride, and if you feel hungry, take a refueling meal or stop at a convenience store or restaurant.
To prevent your car from being tampered with or stolen, lock your bicycle securely when you leave its side. Compact types of locks that can be attached to the vehicle body are also available.
On easy roads, it is not uncommon for road bikes to reach speeds of 30 km/h or more. Wear a helmet to prevent head damage in an accident.
3Light / Reflector
Even if you do not drive at night, you should turn on the lights to ensure your safety in dimly lit areas or when approaching tunnels.
As a light vehicle, bicycles must be honked in areas where there are "honk" road signs. A number of well-designed bells are available that do not detract from the appearance of the bicycle.
You will need your health insurance card when you receive medical attention at a hospital during a ride or in an unexpected accident. You may also be asked to show your ID when renting a bicycle or in the event of an accident.
＼ Check the following items as well ／
Sweat and UV protection
・・・ Cycle Cap / Gloves / Sunglasses
Remember to take regular refreshment breaks while on the ride
・・・ Bottle / Bottle cage / Ration food
For medium to long distance rides
・・・ Puncture Repair Supplies / Rainwear / Warm Clothing
The more luggage you carry, the heavier the burden during the ride. It's best to minimize your load and make use of saddlebags, top tube bags, and backpacks to carry your essentials in a way that closely adheres to the bike and your body.