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Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto

Duration:3.5 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks, Equipment and Transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

Lee is super addicted to tea and drinks over 100 different teas each year. Good tea deserves only the best water, so he began a search for the best water sources in Kyoto. He ended up with stories about love and hate, politics and strife. Join this ex-documentary filmmaker in discovering Kyoto's hidden stories by electric bike.
Lee, Gulay, Saliza
Lee, Gulay, Saliza
Lee, Gulay, Saliza
Lee, Gulay, Saliza

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…

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

Snacks
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.
Drinks
Tea We'll make tea with the water we collect from the wells.
Transportation
Rental e-bike We will pick up our electronic pedal-assist bicycles from a bike shop 5 minutes from the meeting point.
Equipment
Bicycle helmet Helmets are not mandatory in Japan, but you can have one if you prefer to have a helmet on.

What to bring

Comfortable cycling attire (gloves in the winter)
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent (in the summer)
Empty water bottles to collect water with
Snacks like energy bars just in case you get hungry while cycling

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Where you'll be

We'll cycle up the Kamo River to enjoy views of the mountains and the river. You'll get to dip your feet into the river too (if the water is not too cold). Then we'll cycle into a magical forest to find the source of the Kamo River, and collect water from the wells and springs that we'll stop by. We will then have different teas made from Kyoto's underground water and enjoy a seasonal sweet made by one of Kyoto's oldest confectioners.

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

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.
Lee, Gulay, Saliza
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Hidden Water Cycling Tour of Kyoto
27 reviews
$67 per person
27 reviews
$67 per person