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Kyoto’s traditional neighborhoods and scenic parklands are ideal for exploring by bike. On this tour, save time by cycling around the city and visit five of Kyoto’s most popular attractions in one day. Enjoy stunning views of the Golden Pavilion and the Kiyomizu Temple; pose for photos by the red torri gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine; and hop off to stroll around the Bamboo Forest and explore the geisha district.
This is the original Fushimi hidden route tour.
The Guide used work as a porter of Mt Fushimi, who carry staffs such as Sake, shrine gate to the summit shrine. My relationship with Fushimi is more than 10 years.
Since We realized that many tourists just visited only main area (very busy and surface of it’s attraction ) and returned, We’ve started this tour since last year.
More than scenic Thousands of Red Gates, We’ll show you authentic holly spots, summit shrine, gate factory by alternative peaceful bamboo forest path.
Local people in the mountain will also welcome you.
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If you want to explore Kyoto, you should choose the Biking tour because a bus or walking tour takes much longer time to arrive at your destinations.By riding bikes with us, you will be able to visit some famous spots within relatively short period of time because we use some back streets.
You may think this 3 hours bike ride is too long for you ,, but we will guide you with a lot of descriptions of Japanese and Kyoto culture so you will not become bored with us.Also visiting a real temple and trying real Green tea will be one of the most memorable experiences in Kyoto!
Let's enjoy riding bikes and take great photos to maximize your Kyoto trip!
Jump on a bicycle and enjoy the unique sights of Kyoto.Pedal through temples, stroll among shrines, and sip green tea while viewing exquisite hidden gardens.In addition we will take you to see some delightful unexpected sights.
Enjoy tranquil lake view and farm-to-table country-style food, during this 6-hour trip. Pedal past sights like Shirahige Shrine and the nearby ‘Torii’ gate. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, take a scenic taxi ride to a mountain village in the nearby Hata district, enjoying a country-style lunch prepared by an ‘Obaachan’ (elderly woman), lively conversation and a chance to stroll the village's charming streets. A guide, bike and helmet, and lunch are covered.
Get out of Kyoto city and into the countryside with this hiking tour of Mt. Takao. The half-day trek roughly covers a distance of 8km (5 miles) along a gently ascending route that’s suitable for most walkers. You’ll explore with a nature enthusiast as your guide, and discover the secluded Kozanji Temple, the pathways alongside Kyotaki River, and the rich flora and fauna that lies just outside Kyoto.
-Hike through a secret path into Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Even though there is Fushi-inari station, we start the tour from Tofukuji station because we enter Fushi-inari shrine from back side of main entrance.
-Journey into a secret bamboo forest
We will discover a natural bamboo forest, and a small Inari shrine hidden from tourists. Fushimi Inari's main entrance is hard to navigate due to a lot of people, but by walking through the mountains, we will see Fushimi Inari from a new perspective, away from the crowd.
-Return to civilization after a breathtaking view atop the mountains of Fushimi Inari
From here on, we will explore tourist areas on the way to the top of the mountain. Tour routes may vary, but it will end somewhere around the main shrine.
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Wander among peaceful bamboo groves and elegant mountain temples of rural Japan as you explore the fascinating areas of Arashiyama and Sagano near Kyoto during this 4-hour walking tour. Meander among the bamboo groves of Sagano before checking out the ancient 14th century Tenryu-Ji Temple and the secluded Jojakko-Ji Temple, hidden among the forest. Finish with a trip across the iconic Togetsukyō Bridge. Your morning walking tour also includes pickup from select hotels in Kyoto, a guide and all entrance fees.
It is private guide tour .(Use local transportation )
This is schedule
7:58/08:02 Departure from Osaka (Wide view) Hida 25
08:34/8:31 Departure from Kyoto(Wide view) Hida 25
12:23 Arrival Takayama Nohi Bus Center
12:50 Departure from Takayama (Nohi bus)
13:40 Arrival Shirakawago
13:40-17:00 Lunch at Local by Own
Sightseeing at shirakawago
17:20 Departure from Shirakawago (Nohi Bus)
18:10 Arrival Takayama Bus center
Stay at Takayama Hotel
8:00 Departure from Hotel
08:10-09:00 Takayama Asaichiba (朝市場）
09:20-10:20 Takayama Jinya (高山陣屋430)
10:30-11:30 Takayama Jokamachi walking
12:00-13:00 Lunch at Local by Own
13:10-14:10 Sanmachi Roard walking
14:20-15:20 shopping time at Takayama ㈱高山名産館
15:38 Departure from Takayama bus center (Wide View Hidan 36)
19:10 Arrival Kyoto
19:50 Arrival Osaka
Departure from Nagoya station, Have same schedule , Different departure times only (Departure from Nagoya station 09:30)
In this tour, we gather at the bus stop “Ginkakuji-mae” before sunset and go out for a short trekking of about 2 hours. Daimonyama is crowded with tourists and climbing enthusiasts during the day. This Daimonyama Night Trekking Tour is a very popular tour only offered by Kyoto NATURE TOUR. In addition, trekking at a slow pace, you can experience the nature of Kyoto as much as you want. At the top of the mountain, you can take a commemorative photo, so you can make it one of your commemorative trips to Kyoto. We look forward to your participation everyone! Supports both Japanese and English languages.
See a different, more laid-back, side of Japan during this 4-hour electric bicycle tour through traditional villages and scenic views near Lake Biwa. Let your speedy, battery-powered cycle do most of the work as you pedal along a picturesque lakeside road, admiring views of the nearby rice paddies as you ride. Learn how to cook delicious local dishes with homegrown fresh vegetables and rice. Menus are changed seasonally. Your guide, bike, helmet, and lunch are included.
Explore the enchanting Arashiyama district of Kyoto by foot and boat on this half-day tour. Like much of Kyoto, Arashiyama is temple central, and the best way to learn about its sights is from a guide. Do just that and explore the gardens of UNESCO-listed Tenryū-ji Temple; visit the tree walk at Sagano Bamboo Grove; admire the temples of Jojakko-ji; and learn about Togetsukyo Bridge, which straddles the Oi River. Finish with a lunch cruise with views of Mt Arashiyama. The tour includes round-trip train transport from our Kyoto meeting point.
Capture your visit to Kyoto with a 1.5-hour photo session conducted by a professional photographer. Choose the locations and types of images you want, and receive 50 edited images after your private photo shoot. You’ll also receive suggestions from your photographer about places to see in Kyoto, along with an overview of Kyoto’s history and culture.
Have you ever heard of the famous “Philosopher’s Path” where many cultured people in history walked? It is a path with beautiful cherry blossoms in Kyoto located along a river.
You will start your tour by exploring “Ginkakuji” and then walk through the Philosopher’s path. This path will take you to a huge temple: “Nanzenji”. You will learn something from the life of historical person there and feel the Japanese traditional beauty of preferring old and simple things. Imagine what you will learn from it!
You will also visit other spots near the Philosopher’s path!
Don’t forget to book your tour to get the essence of Japanese culture, with your otomo guide!
I was born in Kyoto more than 40 years ago. So I know the best places which depends on the season.
We are happy when we are able to share the knowledge which we gather those years in this beautiful paradise so we always been keen to reveal the secrets of Kyoto travelers.
Would you like to explore this awesome city with me on the scooter?
If you’re interested in a deeper understanding of the shrines and temples of Japan, take this tour of Fushimi Inari with a real insider. Go past the tunnels of red tori gates. Learn fascinating stories, history and folklore. See temples, shrines, forest-bathing sites and a zen garden, and get access to sites not on the official map.
What could be more thrilling than flying through the streets of Kyoto on two wheels!? Experience the joy of the city as you whiz around from Pontocho street to Gion Shinbashi. You’ll be surprised by how much you can see when you explore by bike.
With narrow streets, trendy neighbourhoods, and historical landmarks. By bike, you can see it all. As well as checking out the Imperian Palace and the Heian Jingu shrine, you’ll get off the tourist trail and discover a side to Kyoto that only the locals see. Your cycle-loving host will be by your side at all times, so follow their lead for an easy-going ride.
Next is the iconic Demachi shopping arcade for a real sight into the local life, and the locals’ favorite, Pontocho street. Cycle alongside the Kamogawa river in a setting away from the Kyoto crowds. Finally, enjoy a ride through a bike path lined by lots of cherry trees and that it was named after one of Japan's most famous philosophers. Join now and find out more in the private tour.
Nara is famous for a host of reasons—in addition to housing some of Japan's most beloved temples and the world's largest Buddha, who could forget the docile deer that will eat out of your hand? On this day trip to Nara, we'll visit such temples as Todai-ji, Kasuga Shrine, and Kofuku-ji, learning about Japanese religion along the way, as well as the Giant Buddha. And, no trip to Nara would be complete without dropping in on the famous deer—we may even stop to feed a few. At the end of our trip, we'll have a deeper appreciation for Japanese spirituality (and cute deer).
This is the best way to enjoy Kyoto hi-light with a bike view, avoiding the crowd.
It's very family-friendly and highly recommended for first visiter and a short stayer in Kyoto.
Kyoto is a very flat city and not big.
We'll take you to many beautiful spots, temples, shrines, riverside road, university, hidden local gems, etc in Kyoto northeast cultural area through an uncrowded scenic route.
The bike is very well maintained and comfortable.
After the bike, you can enjoy a night walk in Gion scenic cultural area too.
Our Guides are all Japanese local who live or lived in Kyoto and love Kyoto so much.
After this tour, probable you'll feel Kyoto more familiar and fall in love.
Mar & Apr are Nice flower season (Cherry blossom also!). May & Jun are lovely fresh green season. Summertime (Jul & Aug) is nice to hang around the river side with a bike. Oct & Nov are the amazing seasons with foliage.
Fushimi, Kyoto has one of the best water in Japan, which makes it famous for high-quality sake since the quality of water is essential to sake. People in Fushimi has been making sake for a few hundreds of years and it has several famous brands. If you like sake, it is definitely Fushimi that you have to visit!
You will first drink pure water, the essential ingredient for sake, on this tour and then visit a sake brewery where you can watch and learn about the process of sake making. There is also a café renovated from a sake brewery where you can compare the taste of several sakes! Since Fushimi is also famous for its history, you will also visit spots to learn about it. Cant miss it!
You might have heard of Kinkaku-ji Temple: the famous golden temple in Kyoto. It is a must-visit spot, and there are also other major tourist spots around it. However, on this tour, you will visit Kinkaku-ji temple and other minor but worth visiting spots around it, which makes it a special tour for you!
You will like the solemn world heritage famous among locals since it is not too crowded, and the garden which has fascinated people for a long time.
You are going to use a bus with a 1-day ticket, which will be troublesome if traveling by yourself, but you have our otomo guide on this tour who will take you to the spots smoothly.
Don’t forget to book your tour with your otomo guide!
Arashiyama, Kyoto had been the holiday villa area for the authorities for more than a thousand years.
Don’t miss the iconic spots such as the famous bridge: “Togetsukyo Bridge” and the bamboo grove! Those who have visited Kyoto once have surely visited those two spots. Many photographers across the world come to the path in the bamboo grove to take beautiful pictures and there is a new photogenic spot where you can take pictures against a kimono pattern which you should visit!
Have a matcha parfait which is said to be the best in Kyoto at the last spot of this tour and make it an unforgettable tour!
Don’t forget to book your tour to visit Kyoto-ish spots!
Imagine: you’ve been out and about visiting temples and shrines in Kyoto non-stop since 8 in the morning. Don’t you think it’s time for you to take a break with a fresh drink and some typical Kyoto delicacies? Come on, you deserve it. With us as masters of ceremony you’re in good hands. We’ve been on a mission to taste the best booze and food from Kyoto for decades. We start our yummy safari with a 1 hour visit to the Nishiki food market where we will help you make sense of the local produce unseen outside of Japan. We then make our way to the neighborhood’s “Tachinomiya” (standing bar). The place is run by a liquor shop so the selection of alcohol is unrivaled. Tucked between vending machines, you wouldn’t find the place even if you walked in front of it. Finally, we end the festivities with a modern Yakitori (chicken skewers) known for its selection of “Ji-sake” (locally produced japanese sake).
Kyoto Station is often seen as merely a way to and from one's final destination on one's travels. However, the station area offers many of Kyoto's finest treasures. Immerse yourself in it's rich nature, history, and contrasts. See amazing zen architecture, gardens, and 1001 gold plated, hand carved, ancient Kannon statues that glisten brighter than Kinkakuji in the longest wooden building in the world.
Other than breathtaking temples, Kyoto's south side also houses Kyoto's most overlooked neighborhood. Learn about the less discussed history of Japan's hidden underclass, the Burakumin by going off the beaten path in the Sujin district bordering Kyoto Station. See Kyoto from old to new, change and hope in the less explored south side.
This tour is all inclusive so no need to worry about any hidden fees.
If you also want to hike Kyoto's most famous shrine, Fushimi Inari, check out the Fushimi Foxes and Lunch option. Note that the Fushimi add-on starts at 11:30 at JR Inari Station.
Very unique tour to visit Kyoto's famous tourist destinations by running instead of walking nor cycling. An experienced guide with tour licence will lead you to several spots by slow jogging.This must be pretty exciting for you, but you should have the good habit of daily exercise especially running because will run about 15km in total. You also have to wear running shoes and clothes suitable for running. Rental of running shoes and running belt are available by 1,000yen each.