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Northern Kyoto Bike Tour|
Daitokuji Zen temple → 1,000 year old sweets shop → Fabric weaving district → Local shopping arcade
★Local insight by an insider in the Ancient capital Kyoto.
Using a City of Kyoto Visitors Host as a guide will redefine your whole travel experience.
Equipped with an extensive knowledge of the city and its unique arts and culture acquired through participating in the Visitor's Host course, I am passionate to share my knowledge of Kyoto with you. Let me help make your trip be only the beginning of a lifelong love of the magical city of Kyoto.
Please feel free to contact me with your trip ideas. I'm happy to work with you to create your unique travel experience in Kyoto. If you have enough time or have visited the city before, I can help you find the quirky, interesting local places that you would perhaps otherwise not get to see or experiences. If you are lucky enough to time your trip for cherry blossoms/autumn colours or seasonal events, I can take you to the best possible places to see and experience the most you can.
The range of tours I can provide includes bike tour, walking the Kyoto hills, evening tour, morning tour, art tour, a tour called "Zen and tea ceremony experience for vegetarians" and more. Also, I'm happy to seek the chance I can arrange a visit to traditional artisans' studio.This variety would bring your travel experience to the next level.
□An excerpt from terms and conditions□
*All tours are private, just your own group.
*Kids aged 2 or younger are free.
Guiding fee for a group of up to 4 people
4-hour tour 24,000 yen
6-hour tour 32,000 yen
8-hour tour 40,000 yen
3.5 hour evening tour: 24,000 yen
4.5-hour afternoon tour + 3.5-hour evening tour : 48,000 yen
Please inquire for a larger group.
On top of the above-mentioned guiding fee, expenses for the guide and traveller(s) such as bike rental fees, train/bus/taxi fares, private car, entrance fees, lunch (in case of 6 - 8 hour-tour) and activity fees are the responsibility of the traveller(s). A detailed list of expenses is available upon requests.
PayPal or wire transfer in advance
Cash is acceptable in some cases.
Your booking will be confirmed when the payment is complete.
IF my availability allows, rescheduling is acceptable till 11 days prior to the tour date, but one time only.
After the tour is booked, a cancellation fee may be charged when traveller(s) intend to cancel the tour.
For bike tours, please ask for bike tour special clause.
No-show or termination after the commencement of the tour: No refund
On the day: No refund
On the previous day: No refund
2-3 days prior to the tour: 50% refund
4 -10 days prior to the tour: 75% refund
11 days or more prior to the tour: 100% refund
★Bike tour special notes:
BIke tours are subject to the weather. Please understand that bike tours will switch to non-bike tours with public transportation or taxi in case I decide not to run bike tours. If you would like to choose not to have an alternative tour, please note that 100% cancellation charge will be incurred.
When 10 minutes has passed, service time will automatically start calculating. If you were 30-minute late, then the actual tour duration would be 20 minutes shorter than given duration.
(from Japan as a domestic call : 090-4900-4319)
Information on this page is subject to change without notice.
March, 2018, I guided an American couple in Kyoto. I crafted their itineraries incorporating my recommendations, visited Murin-an garden for a few peaceful moments in the morning and Honmanji for the weeping cherry tree which was in bloom, both of them were quite happy about the places we covered today. The husband is a big fan of sake, so I made sure he purchased some Kyoto sake at Nishiki.
Nov.2017: I took a couple from Switzerland to Zen meditation and tea ceremony experience and Gion area. During the meditation session, I helped the guests communicate with a monk. The husband mentioned a flow of movements about golf-swing, which got the monk well into the topic and created philosophical conversation. Said the monk, " You can do a meditation anytime anywhere".
March, 2018, I guided an American couple in Kyoto. I crafted their itineraries incorporating my recommendations, visited Murin-an garden for a few peaceful moments in the morning and Honmanji for the weeping cherry tree which was in bloom, both of them were quite happy about the places we covered today. The husband is a fan of sake, so I made sure he purchased some Kyoto sake at Nishiki Market.