For those wanting to take a short ride from the Kyoto Station area, several routes can be recommended.
The most obvious - and shortest - is down to Toji Temple.
Going the other way is Mibu Temple.
Along the way are old temples, an aquarium, the Ryugoku Buddhist Museum, and several good public baths.
It is a short and easy wander.
Cycling Route Map from Kyoto Station to Mibu Temple
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