Cycling Routes

Cycling Routes

Cycling Scenery in Kyoto

Kyoto of Tea
Kyoto Yamashiro Chaikuru-Line/Keinawa Cycling Road

Yamashiro Area

Village of bamboo
Kyoto Otokuni

Otokuni Area

Kyoto in the Forest
Kyoto-Tamba Cycle Route

Nantan Area

Nature of the Tamba Mountains and the Sea of Japan
Chutan Area

Chutan Area

Kyoto of the Sea
Tango Peninsula Bicycle Route

Tango Area

Recommended Cycle Routes in Kyoto

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

  • No Drunk

  • Bicycle two-seater ban

  • No riding side-by-side

Get bicycle insurance

In the unlikely event of an accident with an assailant, you may be liable for compensation. In order to reduce the emotional and financial burden on victims and offenders, Kyoto Prefecture requires all riders of bicycles to purchase bicycle insurance.

First time cycling

Plan your cycling time with some extra cushion

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.

Watch your pacing

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.

Don't neglect to replenish your supply.

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.

Cycling Essentials


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.

5identification document

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

Keep your luggage as compact as possible.

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.


Choose clothing that is less ornate, well-fitted, and easy to move in. In addition, since you will sweat easily while cycling, clothing made of sweat-absorbent and quick-drying material is best. If you are riding long distances or have become accustomed to cycling, try wearing a cycle jersey. It reduces air resistance when riding and dries sweat quickly, making your riding more comfortable.