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Kyoto Cycling Tour: Gion Backstreet

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Pass By: Miyagawacho Kaburenjo, Miyagawasuji, Higashi-ku, Shimogyo, Kyoto 605-0801 Kyoto Prefecture

Miyagawacho is the second biggest among five Geisha district in Kyoto.

This an alley that is lined on both sides with many Japanese traditional wooden houses.

You can feel calm atmosphere of old days of Kyoto.

Pass By: Gionmachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0001 Kyoto Prefecture

This is Kyoto!

Gion developed as a major Geisha district with Maiko girls and Geiko women in Kyoto.

Elegant and refined atmosphere of old times still remains here.

Pass By: Tatsumi Bridge, Hanamikojidori Shimbashi Nishi Iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0000 Kyoto Prefecture

Your heart will be refreshed by the path as it goes along a limped stream.

The willows swing in the breeze give you a special feeling about Kyoto.

Pass By: Kyoto Imperial Palace, 3 Kyoto-Gyoen, Kamigyo, Kyoto 602-0881 Kyoto Prefecture

The Kyoto Imperial Palace used to be the residence of Japan's Imperial Family.

Now open for public as a national garden with beautiful seasonal flowers.

We cycle along the gravel paths there.

Stop At: Kamo River, Kashiwayacho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 605-0000, Japan

You can relax at local residents’ beloved river (Kamo River).


Duration: 20 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
552-13 Higashiaburanokōjichō, Shimogyō-ku, Kyoto, 600-8235, Japan
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Licensed or Certified English-speaking Guide
  • Use of City Bike
  • Use of Helmet
  • Use of Rain Poncho
  • Accident Insurance
  • Original Cycling Map
  • Entry/Admission - Kamo River
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Confirmation will be received within 24 hours of booking, subject to availability.
  • Tours go out in rain or shine, please dress appropriately. Cancellation fee will be required if you cancel the tour due to rain on the day.
  • If a children's bike is required, you must advise at time of booking. Basically, kids should be older than 10 years old, 110 cm or above and can ride a bike by himself/herself.
  • If you are late and miss the tour, you won't be able to join the tour in the middle, get refund and reschedule.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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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We (3 Aussies) are in Kyoto for Rugby World Cup and had a free day in Kyoto. These guys responded to my email, communicated easily via email, SMS and phone. As a result we spent the following afternoon on the 3 hour tour and it was great. Mitchy was an excellent tour leader,
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Response from kctp1967, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Cycling Tour: Gion Backstreet
Responded 3 days ago
Dear CaptainArgus Thank you for your pariticipating in our cycling tour and your review. We are glad that you guys enjoyed your free day with our tour in Kyoto. There are a lots of reservation for both renting bikes and private cycling tours. Fortunately, Mitchy, your guide rearranged her schedule for your tour. Thank you for waiting some time to rearrange your tour。Thanks to your quick response and kindly waiting, we could prepare for it smoothly. We are looking forward to seeing you again another season. Sincerely regards Kaoru
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We always find that cycling tours with a local guide are a great way to see around a city, and this was no exception! Our guide Yuka covered so much in this morning tour, with a visit to a temple, the Gion district, where we were lucky enough to spot a geisha, along
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Response from kctp1967, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Cycling Tour: Gion Backstreet
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sue C Thank you for your participating in our tours and gave us your review. You were lucky to spot Geisha. Their daily life is so busy to do a lot of training of traditional arts and we can not even see them at all. We hope you enjoyed the back streets that features the grid pattern streets in Kyoto. Yuka's hospitality is popular for tourist who participated in her tours. We are looking forward to seeing you again. Sincerely regards Kaoru
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We booked for the three hour back streets tour and as there was just the two of us plus the guide, we were also able to extend the tour and visit the Imperial Palace. The bikes were a bit rickety but did the job and we loved riding through the back streets, seeing geisha in
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Response from kctp1967, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Cycling Tour: Gion Backstreet
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear StephenR285 Thank you for your participating in our cycling tour and gave us your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cycling tour. We are sorry for the inconvenience for your bikes and we have our mechanic fixed it. Back Street tour is the popular tour in our tours because the route is our special one that people who take bus, taxi and subway can not go into. Imperial palace's garden is also good one that you can feel Japanese season from the atmosphere. We hope the rest of your journey in japan will be safe and great time. Sincerely regards Kaoru
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My friends and I did the Gion backstreet tour last week. It was a fun way to see the city and our tour guide, Hideki was very knowledgeable about the city and the places we stopped. Kyoto is very bike friendly, so it's pretty easy to get around. We enjoyed seeing the sights and
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Response from kctp1967, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Cycling Tour: Gion Backstreet
Responded 8 Sep 2019
Dear scottvonruede Thank you for your participating in our private cycling tour and gave us your review. Yeah, Hideki is the one who have various and a lot of knowledge about Kyoto. Gion area is of the famous and popular sites in Kyoto. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your cycling. We are looking forward to seeing you another season in Kyoto again Best regards
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This is a great way to explore any city, but especially the very bike friendly Kyoto. The guide spoke English, the tour was some 15km in 150 min. and we had plenty of stops along the way. We even spotted a true geisha in Gion, and our guide pointed out why another lady we saw
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Response from kctp1967, お客様担当マネージャー at Kyoto Cycling Tour: Gion Backstreet
Responded 18 Aug 2019
Dear Jan_van_Londen_96 Thank you for your joining our cycling tour and review. Yes, your are right. Cycling is the best way to go around Kyoto compared to taking public transportation such as bus and subway. Kyoto has a lot of place you can rent kimono and do experience of Geisha. it seems that many Geisha is here, but, actually, most of them are tourists who make up as Geisha. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour with your family. We are looking forward to seeing you in Kyoto another season again. Best regards
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