bike ride

Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Snacks, Drinks, Equipment and Transportation
Languages:Offered in English
About your host
I'm a Singaporean on my seventh year in Japan. I'm now working on a walking tour app for Kyoto and love exploring the city on my bike. I'm also filming a kaiseki chef in Gion, and I am addicted to tea. What I learned from my chef friend and fellow tea addicts is that good food and good tea absolutely need good water. So I began a search for the best water sources in the city. I started digging up …
Xianjie (XJ)
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What we’ll do
Kyoto is famous for its tofu, sake, and tea because of its crystal-clear underground water. I'll show you where the city's tea masters and top coffee shops collect their water. Like them, we'll collect water from two of the best. Besides visiting a 2000-year-old shrine in an ancient forest, and four wells with stories of love and heartbreak, you will also learn about Kyoto's water trade. We'll w…
What else you should know
We will cycle on dedicated bike paths most of the time, but Kyoto's small streets mean we will have to cycle alongside cars sometimes. You need to be a confident cyclist to join this experience.
What I’ll provide
Tea
We'll make tea with the water we collect from the wells.
Rental bicycle
We will pick up our bicycles from a bike shop one minute from the meeting point.
Bicycle helmet
Helmets are not mandatory in Japan, but I will have them available if you prefer to have a helmet on.
Seasonal Japanese sweets
Kyoto is Japan's confectionery capital, and we are very proud of how seasonal they are. You'll get to try traditional sweets.
What to bring
Comfortable cycling attire
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
An empty water bottle to collect water with
Snacks like energy bars just in case you get hungry on the tour

Xianjie (XJ)
bike ride
5.0
$64 per person
5.0
$64 per person