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The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

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    Pass By: 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

    Starting point

    Stop At: Kanawa no Ido, Kajiyacho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8079 Kyoto Prefecture

    Hear about the dark story behind this ancient well.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Kamogawa River, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

    We cycle up the Kamo River, the main river that flows through Kyoto City.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nashinoki Shrine, 680 Somedonocho, Hirokoji Agaru, Teramachidori, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0844 Kyoto Prefecture

    A shrine with one of the oldest wells in Kyoto.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Pass By: Tadasu No Mori Grove, 59, IzumIgawacho, ShImogamo, Sakyo-Ku ShImogamo ShrIne, Kyoto Kyoto Prefecture

    A thousand-year-old forest that is part of Shimogamo Shrine, a UNESCO site.

    Stop At: Shimogamo Jinja, 59 Shimogamo Izumigawa-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-0807 Kyoto Prefecture

    One of Kyoto's 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the oldest shrine in Kyoto City.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Nanzen-ji Temple, 86 Nanzenji Fukuchicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8435 Kyoto Prefecture

    Nanzenji Temple was once the retreat of Emperors. We'll visit a sacred waterfall few tourists get to see.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Teramachi-dori Street, Uematsu-cho, Nakagyo, Kyoto 600-8028 Kyoto Prefecture

    One of Kyoto's longest shopping arcades.
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    Important Information
    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
    Departure Time
    2:30 PM
    Duration
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 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.
    Exclusions
    • Donations to shrines and wells (bring a couple of ¥5 coins)
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    It was such a wonderful experience, going around kyoto in the electric bicycles. Our guide Mr Lee was very knowledgeable. He brought us to the various hidden spots such as shrines and wells. He was very clear with his explanations. Although we were only in...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Khairuinz
    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Thanks Khairun! Next time stay longer in Kyoto! :D

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The electric bikes were excellent for zipping through the streets of Kyoto. You’ll learn about sacred waters, see temples and shrines, learn Buddhist traditions, hear old stories and folklore, and get a glimpse of Kyoto life. You’ll get to drink the pure waters that flow...More

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    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you for coming on the Hidden Water Cycling Tour! Hope you'll come back to explore more of Kyoto! - Lee

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The was an excellent tour! I could no recommend it enough! It was a lot of fun, Lee is an incredible guide, he knows so much about Kyoto and Japan in general and there wasn’t a question he couldn’t answer. We used E-Bikes the get...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank unotrek
    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks you! Glad you enjoyed cycling with me! - Lee

    Reviewed 6 June 2019

    We met our fabulous guide Lee on time at the agreed location. A short walk to the bike shop and we were off through the streets of Kyoto. This was a tour exploring the history of Kyoto through its water - the tour included spiritual,...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Sunshine35981
    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2019

    Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you enjoyed cycling around Kyoto!

    Reviewed 22 April 2019

    I did travel to Kyoto many times by free and easy tour. This is the first time i has a cycling trip with my friends. It was so amazing and wonderful guided by Lee who are fun , responsible, caring , knowledgeable and manner person....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Adeline C
    crafttabby, Manager at Craft Tabby, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2019

    Thanks Adeline! Sakura season does make for great photos. Please come back for the autumn foliage!

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    nishikowboys
    6 June 2019|
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    Hi! Sorry for the late reply. We open slots 3 months in advance and November's not open for bookings yet. Please check back in September!
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    14 March 2019|
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    Response from leexianjie | Property representative |
    Hi Matthew, there was a technical problem with TripAdvisor's availability. You should be able to see available dates now. The tour is being offered on Sundays and Mondays in May 2019.
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    7 September 2018|
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    Response from leexianjie | Property representative |
    Hello! The tour usually takes 3 hours, but may take an additional 30 minutes depending on the pace of the group.
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