What you'll do
We cycle, photograph, talk history, culture, literature and much much more. We will ride through Kyoto downtown, Gion Geisha district, Yasaka Shrine, and Nishiki shopping arcade, Nijo Castle, The Imperial Palace, Kitano Tenmagu, Kinkakuji etc while I share my knowledge and photograph you. This is perfect for active people to explore Kyoto on two wheels & to have a personal photographer as a bonus. I will send you 40+ photos edited using Lightroom. Here are a few routes to give you an idea. You can decide where to go and what to see. I'm fairly flexible, so ask for specific places or time that suits you best.: Route A (10km): Sanjo Shopping Arcade, Nishiki Market &, Gion geisha district &Yasaka Shrine, Kamo River, the imperial palace, Manga Museum, Nijo Castle. Route B (10km): Sanjo Shopping arcade, Nijo Castle, Manga Museum, Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji Golden Temple, Ryoanji, & Kitano tenmangu. Routes C & D and E: Kiyomizudera (10km) fushimi inari gates (12km), Bamboo Forest (15km) also possible. All the routes involve about 1hr relaxed riding, and 1.5hrs sightseeing and rest. All the routes are quite flat so no need to sweat too much. If you want a longer course, or would like to visit sites not on the list, like Fushimi Inari or Bamboo Forest early morning, i will be happy to accommodate. Please ask.
+bicycles +raincoat if the elements go against us. +Tea/coffee to make things a bit more relaxed.
+Camera +photography +40 Lightroom edited photos
I have been living in Kyoto and Osaka for 12 years. As a photographer and cycling enthusiast, I ride to and photograph interesting places. I would like to ride with you and capture your photos in beautiful places and share my knowledge of Japan. I will edit your photos using Lightroom, so they come out sharp for you to share with your family and friends. Come and join me as we ride, explore, and photograph Kyoto. This will be more like riding with a friend who will photograph you and share his insights on Kyoto and Japan. My wife & I run home-made sushi, tea ceremony & kimono experiences too. Links here: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/609581?source=p2
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Where you'll be
Route A (10km): Sanjo Shopping Arcade, Nishiki Market &, Gion geisha district &Yasaka Shrine, Kamo River, the imperial palace, Nijo Castle. Route B (10km): Sanjo Shopping arcade, Nijo Castle, Manga Museum, Imperial Palace, Kinkakuji Golden Temple, Ryoanji, Kitano tenmangu etc. Other possible routes: Kiyomizudera (10km) fushimi inari (12km), Bamboo Forest (15km) also possible.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
Most temples close at around 4:30 or 5pm. The majority of the sites on routes are free to enter. Only the Golden Temple and Manga Museum require fee. To enter or not to enter? you decide. For a longer ride, please ask me. 1Day tour that covers all Kyoto sites is also possible. Walk tour also ok.
Cycle and Photo tour of Kyoto