Biking Kyoto: Nijo Castle, Imperial Palace and the Silver Pavilion

October 2019

Biking start point was from K’s House Hostel

Most open around 9 am and close at 430 pm

Nijo-Jo Castle

Nijo Castle

  • Approx 20 minute bike
  • 1.9 miles or 3.6 km
  • Cost 1030 yen

Built in 1603

The floors in the palace squeaked and sounded like music. I heard someone say it was the Nightingale effect.

The gate and entrance to Palace

Gate detail

Gate detail carving
The palace


Kyoto Imperial Imperial Palace

Biked from Nijo Castle to Kyoto Imperial Palace

  • Approx 10 minutes
  • 1.4 miles or 2.3 km
  • Cost-free

You cannot go into the palace but you can walk the grounds.

Silver Pavilion

Higashiyama Jisho-ji

Biked from Kyoto Imperial Palace to Silver Pavilion

  • Approx 20 minutes
  • 2.9 miles or 4.6 km
  • Cost 500 yen

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