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Overview
Stray from the beaten path on a Kyoto bike tour that reveals a side of the city that most first-time visitors miss. On this water-themed excursion, you’ll escape the city and follow a cycle path that runs alongside the Kamo River, to a 2,000-year-old shrine and an ancient forest.
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You'll start at
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, JapanWe meet at Sunny Cycle, about 5 minutes away from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station, to pick up our electric bikes.
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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)
  • 1
    Kanawa no Ido
    Stop: 5 minutes -
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  • 2
    Kamogawa River
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Nashinoki Shrine
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by Tadasu No Mori Grove
  • 4
    Shimogamo Jinja
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 5
    Nanzen-ji Temple
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • 6
    Miyagawacho Kaburenjo
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
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, JapanWe meet at Sunny Cycle, about 5 minutes away from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station, to pick up our electric bikes.
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Highlights
  • Get off the tourist trail on a water-themed bike tour
  • Explore rural parts of Kyoto that are inaccessible by motorized vehicles
  • Cycle without breaking a sweat on an electric bicycle
  • Visit landmarks that attract fewer crowds than in Kyoto center
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
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)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
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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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The electric pedal-assist bikes are for people no taller than 185cm (6ft)
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sarah T wrote a review Feb 2020
Canberra, Australia18 contributions3 helpful votes
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We absolutely loved this bike tour around Kyoto. The electric bikes made it so easy to ride, we learnt a lot about the history of the city and went places we wouldn’t normally have gone to. Would recommend this tour for anyone wanting to explore, understand the history and
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for coming on the tour!
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Brandon Violette wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions
Our guide, Gulay, was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about sharing Kyoto’s sights with us. No better way to see the streets of Kyoto. So much fun, and always very safe. It’s a must.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Thank you! Hope to see you in Kyoto again soon!
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Love2travel wrote a review Nov 2019
Sunshine Coast, Australia100 contributions25 helpful votes
This was a great way to see some beautiful scenery of stunning Kyoto. Lee based the tour around the theme of water which was so important in establishing Kyoto. We were taken to a series of water sources (one being a 1000 year-old well that is still in use today) and were able
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto
Responded 20 Jan 2020
Thank you! It was fun riding with you too, and there's lot more of Kyoto to see, so come back soon!
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missydio wrote a review Nov 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions4 helpful votes
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Lee was so engaging and knowledgeable on our private e-bike tour around Kyōto. Having just walked the Nakasendo Trail his insight into the richness and knowledge on the ever present water we encountered filled the gaps to my questions on our previous 3 day hike. His love of
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from crafttabby, Manager at The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto
Responded 16 Nov 2019
Thanks Melissa! Glad you enjoyed the cycling tour. Hope you make it to the Kumano Kodo the next time you're here in Japan!
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Deborah wrote a review Oct 2019
1 contribution
This tour was so much fun! The electric bikes and microphone/headsets made for very easy travel all over Kyoto. We visited many shrines, wells and waterways learning both history and folklore. Lee is an amazing guide with so much knowledge of the city itself and all its hidden
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from leexianjie, Manager at The Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto
Responded 23 Oct 2019
Thank you! Glad you had fun cycling around with me!
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bongobec
Melbourne, Australia
40
Engaging and informative tour
I highly recommend this tour for anyone interested in learning more about the history of Shinto and Buddhism in
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Sarah T
Canberra, Australia
73
Fantastic bicycle tour around Kyoto
We absolutely loved this bike tour around Kyoto. The electric bikes made it so easy to ride, we learnt a lot about
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motherofpearl
20
Would like to take tour again
The Alternative Fushimi Inari tour our group took with Lee in October was one of the best experiences we had
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harridan
London, United Kingdom
5522
Yes he is that good -He cares
The greaat thing about Lee is he doesn’t just conduct an interesting tour but he also tries to ensure that his
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Judy S
Farmington Hills, Michigan
10
Excellent in Every Way
Lee knows everything about Fushimi Inari and the people who live/work there. He is articulate, interesting, well
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h2onab
St. Helena, California
11198
10,000 Vermillion Gates
Get away from the hordes of tourists aimlessly wandering the hundreds of shrines and temples in Kyoto and take the
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Brandon Violette
10
Highly Recommended
Our guide, Gulay, was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about sharing Kyoto’s sights with us. No better way
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dohttie
Melbourne, Australia
10
Lee is an expert with lots of passion!
6 hours felt like an hour thanks to Lee’s incredible knowledge and anecdotes. He’s an extremely interesting person
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Love2travel
Sunshine Coast, Australia
4725
Great experience!
This was a great way to see some beautiful scenery of stunning Kyoto. Lee based the tour around the theme of water
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lindam
40
Fushimi Inari insider
Travel buffs take note...You know that feeling of despair when you are at a popular yet inscrutable tourist
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