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Address: 552-13 Higashino Aburano Kojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8235, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-354-3636
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Description: A city where is full with history and culture. In such a city, ancient...
A city where is full with history and culture. In such a city, ancient traditional daily practices are remained in the backstreets, where usually not put in travel guide books. KCTP cycling tour leads you to explore those Kyoto’s chessboard like backstreet’s culture and custom with professional English speaking guides. Probably, it is the slowest cycling tour in the world, so even senior has no hesitate to join. Let’s explore Kyoto’s little treasure together!
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One of the highlights in Kyoto

Keiko was our guide and she did a great job. Such an efficient way to see the city. Highly recommend this tour. It was easy and limited biking on busy roads...plus the local... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Keiko was our guide and she did a great job. Such an efficient way to see the city. Highly recommend this tour. It was easy and limited biking on busy roads...plus the local drivers are very accommodating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What an incredible experience and opportunity to ride through the back streets and alleyways of Kyoto. This was one of the highlights of my week in Kyoto. The tour is completely flat and the bikes are comfortable and easy to ride. Do this tour!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Kyoto is reasonably cycle friendly and not too hilly. We did the KCTP East Tour which runs from 9am through to 530pm. During that time you cycle around 20kms, see most of the important and historical sites (on the east side of the city) and have a stop for lunch at a traditional Japanese restaurant. Most of the cycling is... More 

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Norman, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My husband and I did the Kyoto Back Streets tour with "Kitty" on our recent trip to Japan, and it was truly a highlight of the whole vacation. This was our second time to Kyoto, but with the back streets tour, we got to see parts of Kyoto I never saw before and wouldn't have seen this time. We saw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We spent a wonderful afternoon with Hideki doing the Kyoto backstreets tour. We got to see a Buddhist temple, a big Shinto Shrine, a Geisha neighborhood, and Gion. Hideki was very knowledgeable, and had a huge binder of information and pictures that he shared with us at each location. We got to see two apprentice geishas coming out of one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We felt lucky to book a tour the day of our ride because when we tried to book it in advance earlier in the week all the tours were booked. My husband and I met Keiko, our guide for an afternoon ride on a hot day. We're so glad we did! Although we'd already been in Kyoto for several days,... More 

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Antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We took a full day tour of western tokyo for the two of us. Our private guide Yoko was great. She was very well documented and guided us through the day, we learned a lot about the city, about the different temples and religions. We visited the palace of the shogun, different temples and shrines such as the golden pavilion... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

What could be more perfect than riding around with a local who knows all about the area??? We rode with Keiko and did the Backstreets Tour. She was very informative (and lovely) and filled us in on many aspects and traditions of Kyoto that we would never have discovered in Kyoto by ourselves. Highly recommended for all. BTW, the riding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My dad and I had a wonderful 3.5-hour tour with our guide, Annie. We visited Kinkakuji Temple, Ryoanji Temple, and Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. Annie did a wonderful job of explaining the history of the various sites and answering all of our questions. The itinerary took us through some busy streets of Kyoto, but Annie would let us know when to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We did the the Real Kyoto Backstreet which took us around interesting places in Kyoto. We were also lucky enough to see a geiko/maiko ceremony at the shrine. Our guide Keiko was very accommodating and knowledgeable which made it very enjoyable.

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Address: Address: 552-13 Higashino Aburano Kojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8235, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-354-3636
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto

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