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My boyfriend and I were the only ones who booked this tour on the day and that gave us the chance for an intimate one-on-one tour with our tour guide. Benjamin, our tour guide, took us on a wonderful bike journey through Kyoto. He explained the differences between temples and shrines, shared some roasted chestnuts with us so delicious! and by the end of it, we were biking around like the locals. Definitely an enjoyable tour!
Was a great way to explore the city. Our guide had lots of knowledge and spoke very good English. It was a great tour.
Highly recommend doing this cycle tour, especially at the beginning of your trip to Kyoto.
Great way to see sights not normally seen by a tourist. Fun way to see the city and get from one Shrine to another. Lively guide and easy route. My girlfriend and I were very happy to have taken this tour.
Our host was fantastic - so enthusiastic and excited to take us around Kyoto, even though it was raining! Our children aged 6 and 10 managed the ride easily and it was such a great way to see the sights, learn a bit about the city and its traditions and see the cherry blossom. We only wished we had done it earlier in our stay as it's a great way to orientate yourself and know where you want to go back to. Thanks to Shalome not sure how you spell it! for her guidance and excitement!
Fun way to cover a lot of ground. Beautiful route and great guide!
Our bike tour was so great! It was an amazing way to see Kyoto. It turned out that we were the only 2 on the trip so it was like a private tour. Salome was very knowedgeable about Kyoto and was a great tour guide. I would highly recommend this to anyone wanting to see Kyoto in a fun way!
It was so much fun . Best way to see a city. We had such a great time and saw some beautiful sights. Our tour guide was very good and her english was also really good. We had a 13 year old boy and he didn't struggle at all. Easily and highly recommend this for the whole family. Perfect time as well.
Jade was an absolutely delightful guide and provided us with an excellent tour through many sections of Kyoto. This is a great way to get an overview and lay of the land of any city, especially after a long flight. The fresh air and exercise was great - not too strenuous, we rode comfortable bikes on a mostly flat path along the river and then up and through the streets to see two of the most prominent sights a shrine and we were there to witness a private ceremony at the temple. She was very knowledgeable and shared a lot of history with us. Additionally, she answered all of our questions about Kyoto, including some suggestions for dinner. Highly recommended tour for all ages.
The tour was Exciting! With Elsa, she gave us a lot of Information about Kyoto, even Japan! I really2 enjoyed it.. Good job! Well done!
Excellent tour, even with the rain. The guide was very informative, helpful and accommodating. I booked this, along with the Half Day Small-Group Kyoto Cultural tour (walking) at the last minute after I arrived in Kyoto. I had basically a day and a half in Kyoto prior to spending the bulk of my Japan trip in Tokyo. This was a great way to see the city in a half day's time. I'm not sure I would have wanted more time in Kyoto, because once you've seen several temples and shrines, I think seeing more would just become redundant. Bring a rain poncho, just in case.
Nothing but praise for this tour. Fantastic guide ( Elsa) and a wonderful way to see and learn about some of Kyoto's best sites. Easy , safe but also fun cycle for all ages.
Great way to view the city and sites, highly recommended and Healy our guide was terrific.
What a great experience! A slight drizzle on the morning of the tour resulted in my being the only one to show up - a personal tour with excellent guide Kumiko. We saw so much, including rainbows and blue skies. Kyoto by bike is the way to go! An A+ day.
This tour was by far our favourite during our time in japan. Our guide was awesome she made it really fun for us. The ride along the river was the highlight, but the entire tour was awesome.
Our guide Kumiko was friendly and helpful - overall, an excellent guide. Biking though busy areas of Kyoto was a bit nerve-wrecking at first (I'm from Canada, I'm not used to crowds!), but overall, the bike tour was one of the best things we did in Japan. Highly recommend it.
It was BRILLIANT !!! Path of Philosophy was magical. The wind started and blew the Cherry Blossom petals like they were snow. A great workout fir 4 hours. Saw parts of Kyoto we would never have otherwise seen. Great tourguide Grecia. My 9 and 11 year olds kept up and loved it. Highly recommend
It was a great way to see the "real" Kyoto. Out tour guide gave us a really personal tour where we not only had a lot of fun but saw plenty we would not have if we were not on a bike. Excellent!
A really great way to see Kyoto, from the insight of a local guide. (and on a bike) They explained the history and culture behind the sites we visited. You get to see the back streets that tour groups do not go to.
Great way to see Kyoto. I recommend this tour to all. Our guide Kumiko and Kaz were very good and helpful.
Although it was raining at the end of our tour, we still had a good time. Thanks again to Kumiko and Kaz for the tips. We really enjoyed the experience.
Kyoto is a great city to take a bike tour for the recreational cyclist and for those travelling with children who enjoy an active alternative to sightseeing on a bus or train tour. Kaz, our guide chose nice routes through areas that were safe and easy to ride and took us to see significant temples and shrines as well as beautiful backstreets that we would not have found on our own. He spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable of Kyoto and its history. Riding bikes through this historic city during the peak of the fall foliage season made for a memorable morning in Kyoto.