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72 Hours of Hiking and Biking the Best Temples and Shrines in Kyoto

Thumb besudesu abroad profile By Beth Williams • For Peter & Louise's trip to Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
"Kyoto is a city steeped with culture and history for Japan. This previous capital city is known for it's Shrines and Temples as there is almost one on ever corner, and 17 of them are registered UNESCO Heritage Sites. Japan is a biker's paradise with bike lanes, cheap bike rentals, and even organized tours which make getting around the city easy. Biking is a great way to great from Shrine to Temple quickly, although do be prepared to do some hiking at some of the most popular and worthwhile ones, which of course you'll be visiting. "
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Originally from Chicago, I studied Japanese language and Japanese culture for almost 6 years before finally studying abroad in Japan. As part of a year long program I lived in Osaka, and spent most my weekends in either Kyoto, Nara and Kobe as they are so close by train. From hiking mountains with monkeys in Kyoto to biking across the Awaji Island bridge-- I'm here to prove there's adventure for everyone in Japan.

Khaosan Kyoto Guesthouse

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Just a 7-minute walk to the Gion area, Khaosan Kyoto offers bunk-bed rooms with free Wi-Fi. Built in 2010, it features a stylish lounge, full kitchen and both private and dormitory rooms are available. All are non-smoking, air-conditioned and have shared bathrooms. Kawaramachi Subway Station and Kyoto Takashimaya Department Store are a 2-minute walk from the hostel. Yasaka Shrine is a 15-minute walk...

~$50 per night Book now

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Pre-paid Travelers SIM card

MarkerPrepaid data sim for Japan

This is the SIM to have if you are heading to Japan! You can't buy SIMs on the ground in Japan, and you save a big hassle by dealing in English with all the settings etc., sorted before you leave home. dataGO is the only company outside of Japan selling prepaid Japanese data SIMs.

$69 Book now

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Rent a Bike

MarkerVarious locations around Kyoto

I've found the best bicycle rentals are through the Kyoto Cycling Tour Project. They have collection points located throughout the city and their rates are rather affordable.

~$10 per day Book now

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