Kyoto has a few very bustling outdoor covered arcades.
Perhaps the largest is Sanjokai, which is just outside downtown, and located along Sanjo Dori west of Horikawa and east of Nijo Station and Senbon Dori.
It is a mix of old-timey shops, quirky stores, daily needs merchants - and it is long.
It is also wide enough that cyclists can use it. There will be a lot of pedestrians, but a slow ride is possible.
Nijo Castle and the Ninja House are both close.
The ride is short, safe, and offers much to see.
Kyoto Sanjo Arcade Cycling Map
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