This is worth seeing area which has many temples and shrines. Sightseeing by bicycle is very comfortable in this area because there is no directly access from Kyoto Station and it is inconvenient to move by train.
There are a lot of attractive tourist attractions such as Kiyomizudera Temple which boasts tremendous popularity as a tourist attraction, Hanamikoji-dori Street you can enjoy Kyoto-like view with pavement with stone, and Ryozen-rekishi Museum which is adjacent to the grave of Sakamoto Ryoma. This area is also very popular with foreigner as a hub of sightseeing because of many long-established Japanese style hotels.
However, you cannot go to Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka around Kiyomizudera Temple by bicycle because there is very crowded and many steps. You should go on foot with parking the bicycle at Kiyomizuzaka Parking.
There are cases it is difficult to ride on a bicycle in full of tourists particularly in the cherry blossom season and at the time the leaves turn in autumn. In that case, it is a good idea to park the bicycle at a parking space and enjoy walking around.
Gion, Kiyomizudera Temple, Nanzenji Temple
Shops in Gion / Higashiyama
KYO no RAKU-CHARI [Higashiyama-Sanjo Shop]
ABC building 1F, MinamiMonzen-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
KYO no RAKU-CHARI is the bicycle rental shop specializing in electric assisted bicycle. You can return the bicycle to the branch shop at Nanajo. Taking out insurance with 200 yen for one bike is required when you use.
EMUSICA [Gion shop]
2-239-6, Miyagawasuji, Higashiyama-ku,Kyoto-shi
EMUSICA [Gion shop] is the bicycle rental shop lacated in Miyagawa-cho. Reasonable price and good service are the points of this shop. It has plans for long-term user.
KYOTO GOJO Cycle
795-4, Nisihasizume-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
KYOTO GOJO Cycle is the bicycle rental shop located by the statue of Benkei at Gojo-Ohashi Bridge, It has half-day price. After 3 pm, you can use until 6 pm on the next day with 1-day price.
Bicycle rental KYOTO OKAZAKI TSUTAYA BOOKS
13, Saisyouji-cho, okazaki, Sakyou-ku,Kyoto-shi
This is the bicycle rental service by TSUTAYA BOOKS in front of Heian-jingu Shrine. It has a line-up with fashionable electric assisted bicycles such as limited quantity one. When you use 2 days, it costs 4,320 yen with discounted.