What you'll do
This tour is about 3 hours depending on the group and route we take. The most unique tour in Kyoto offers: 1. Cycling through the street of Kyoto without worrying about bus/train time or ticket. No waiting or queuing behind other tourists. 2. Getting your photos taken in some of the most beautiful sites of Kyoto without worrying about a camera or selfie stick. 3. Learning about Japan and Kyoto from an expat who's lived in and around Kyoto for 12 years. I have a unique insider-outsider perspective about the country and culture. 3 tours to choose from: 1. East Kyoto: Gion Geisha area, Yasaka Shrine, Kamo River, Imperial Palace. All flat & easy ride 2. North Kyoto: Nijo Castle (outside only), Golden Temple, Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kamishichiken Geisha area. Mostly flat w/slight slope. Easy ride. 3. South Kyoto: Fushimi Inari, Tofukuji temple, Toji Temple, Nishi-honganji Temple. easy ride. *For Arashiyama Bamboo forest, Fushimi Inari gates early morning to avoid the crowd OR want to see all the major Kyoto sites in one day, please check my other tour by public transport. https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/1106065 or visit: photomaticmatt.wordpress.com *if the weather makes it dangerous to cycle, I offer train/bus as an alternative transport at no extra cost. You'll still get the tour & photos without the cycling part.
I have been living in and around Kyoto and Osaka for 12 years. As a photographer and cycling enthusiast, I ride to and photograph interesting places. I would like to cycle with you and capture your photos in beautiful places and share my knowledge of Japan. I will send you the photos for you to share those special moments with your family and friends. Come and join me as we ride, explore, and photograph Kyoto.
+bicycles +Storage space for your bag or suitcase, if needed.
+An English-speaking photographer +Camera +All the photos I take
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Where you'll be
East Kyoto (10-12km): Sanjo Shopping Arcade, Gion geisha district &Yasaka Shrine, Kamo River, Nijo Castle (outside) & the imperial palace. North Kyoto (10-12km): Sanjo Shopping st., Nijo Castle (outside), Golden Temple, Kitano tenmangu and Kamishichiken Geisha area. South (12-15km): Fushimi Inari, Tofukuji temple, Toji temple, Nishihonganji temple.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
If the weather makes it dangerous, public transport is offered at no extra cost.
Bicycle Tour with Photographer