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The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

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Kyoto, Japan

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Venture way off the tourist track and discover hidden gems on this water-themed Kyoto bike ride, which follows the Kamo River to explore under-the-radar sights. Step inside a 2,000-year-old shrine surrounded by ancient forest, see the underground headquarters of Japan’s notorious crime gangs, and enjoy a specially brewed tea made from well water collected during the ride.
  • An off-the-beaten-track bicycle tour up the Kamo River
  • Get an insider’s perspective on the ancient heritage city as you discover unknown attractions
  • Learn about Kyoto’s water trade, its underground crime syndicate, and the world of geishas
  • Guided tours include electric bicycle rentals and helmets, plus tea and snacks after your ride
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Bicycle rental (Electric bike)
Wireless receiver with earpiece - every participant will get a wireless receiver to hear explanations without having to stop and strain to listen.
Optional offerings to shrines and wells (bring a couple of ¥5 coins)
Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Departure Point

Sunny Cycle- Bicycle Rent-(京都レンタサイクル サニーサイクル), 692-7 Ishifudōnochō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8047, Japan

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 16 years, for safety reasons
  • We will be taking bike paths most of the time, but will have to cycle alongside cars for short segments. You must be confident in your cycling skills to join this cycling tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The electric pedal-assist bikes are for people no taller than 185cm (6ft)
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Craft Tabby

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto.

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Experience the culture of Kyoto that is steeped in traditions!
carolinejnolan
, Jun 2019
From incense to tea . . . this trip will excite your mind, heart and soul. I was actually the only person to sign up on a Monday afternoon. To my surprise, the trip went ahead, my hopes to bike around Kyoto were honoured. Lee, the guide, is a wonderful smart and polite man who hosted me as if I was a visiting dignitary. He was assiduous in his attention to detail but wasn't boring or intense. He seemed to know what was the right amount of info for my interests and background. We covered a lot of kms on the e-bikes which were a hoot, I'd never been on an electric bike, it was such fun and very easy to ride them. Lee was kind enough to let me stop to try some sake and wisely ensured I had enough water in-take too to make sure I got my bike back to the store - lol. While personable, he was always professional. He was very relational which made the time go by fast and I learned a lot about Shinto and Buddhist spiritualities and many other cultural aspects relating to Japan. This is a tour suitable for all age groups. Children and teens would enjoy it as well as older adults. Lee is a remarkable guide and people are very lucky if they have him. He has many other initiatives on the go and I am confident that is is successful in all that he does. Thanks for a wonderful experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you Caroline! I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you back in Kyoto!
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It is incredibly entertaining and...
Vyara V
, Aug 2018
It is incredibly entertaining and soul touching tour! Our Guide Lee was very knowledgeable, kind and amusing! We got to see a lot and learn a lot! We got to touch the culture, to learn about the religion and explore many, many shrines, temples and water sources! Amazing experience and highly recommend! Our guide Lee let us see Kyoto in depth! Kyoto is amazing but introduced by our guide is incredibly amazing!

Product code: 63320P2

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