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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 21,600 yen
6-hour tour 30,240 yen
8-hour tour 38,800 yen
10-hour tour: 47,520 yen
3.5 hour evening tour: 19,940 yen
4.5-hour afternoon tour + 3.5-hour evening tour : 41,040 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.
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
Information on this page is subject to change without notice.
Dec 2017, I lead a tour for a family of 4 form Australia for a day and a half. On Day 1, we covered the must-see sites in Kyoto. On Day 2, I incorporated off-beaten-path upon the guests' request, which included a small temple that had a well that was believed to be connected to the hell in the ancient time. All of them enjoyed backstreets with me that perhaps otherwise wouldn't have been accessed.
Dec 2017, I toured a group of 5 from Philippine by a private vehicle with driver. The highlight was at Daitokuji Zen temple. The head priest came along and served tea for us at a beautiful tea room. It was nothing but precious moment ,all of the guests were quite delighted. Other than that, Shimogamo Shrine, Sanjusangen-Do and Fushimi-Inari Shrine were covered.
Nov.2017, I led a 6-hour private bike tour for a lovely coupe from the U.S..I created their own itinerary that included both must-see sites and off-the-beaten-path type places.The photo was taken at a sweets shop with its history of over one thousand years! Both of the guests fully enjoyed places that are not well-known tourists from overseas.