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Kyoto cycling tour project

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Address: 552-13, Higashiaburanokojicho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8235, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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Most Economy and Fun way to travel in Kyoto

On their website, it says that they recommend users to book the bikes before but it was not necessary for myself and two other friends of mine. We rented bicycles easily near the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Dong Hoon J
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West Vancouver, Canada

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West Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

On their website, it says that they recommend users to book the bikes before but it was not necessary for myself and two other friends of mine. We rented bicycles easily near the shop next to the station with fairly cheap price (for whole day, before 7pm though). Kyoto is indeed a big city but it is downhill when going... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My family of 5 took the Kinkaku Arashiyama Golden Cycling Tour on Aug 1, 2015. Bicycling around Kyoto was a wonderful way to not only see the sites that we wanted to on the tour, and receive insightful information from our tour guide, Hideki, but also get to bike through residential streets and different areas of Kyoto that we wouldn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We ( family of 4) rode the Kinkaku Arashiyama Golden Cycling Tour. Our guide Hideki put a lot of effort to give us the best information and guidance during the tour. We loved riding through the countryside on our way to Arashiyama. Couple of hints: Make sure to plan adequately and avoid cancellation, it is costly. The day prior to... More 

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Slough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

First thing to mention is this cycle tour is on the pricey side. Not many other reviews cover this but at 22000 yen for a 3 hour cycle tour it's one of the more expensive ways to experience the city. Our guide "kiri" was very nice and positive however although her english was understandable there were times I thought she... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The backstreet tour was quite easy and we really had a good time. Our guide Annie was soooooo nice. Highly recommend.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Annie (Atsuko) was our guide for a family of five and she was terrific! She provided insight at SanjusangendonTemple and guided us through the tori gates at Fushimi Inari. We learned so much about each temple and the difference between the two main religions in Japan. Riding a bike through the streets of Kyoto provides a different perspective of the... More 

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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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South Africa
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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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Shimogyo-ku
Shimogyo-ku is centered around the busy train hub, Kyoto Station. A nexus for commerce, shopping, dining, and hotels, the Shimogyo-ku area is infused with tourists and local business travelers, making it a competitive location for ever-new commercial structures. The shops and cafes here are chic and trendy, as a result, with many recognizable chains. Commuters flood the Shimogyo-ku area twice a day, and with Kyoto Station itself being a modern mega-complex and an architectural marvel, this neighborhood is one of the most contemporary and energetic areas that the city has to offer. Buildings here look futuristic, and huge department stores, shopping arcades, and public meeting spaces provide every possible convenience. It is also nearly the only place in Kyoto where rooftop dining and socializing is available, completing its modern tone.