[Cycle Kyoto Hidden Gems & Gion NightWalk]
- 3 hours refreshing Bike ride and 1 hour relaxing night walk.
- Visiting plenty of beautiful spots by bike in short time.
- Beautiful Kamo-river bike road and fresh air
- The emperor palace and Unesco world heritage Shimogamo shrine and surrounding primitive forest
- Scenic Gion Flower town night walk with cultural explanation
－ What You Can Expect －
3 hours refreshing bike city tour & 1 hour scenic night walk. This is family friendly tour
1 Bike Part
Lovely 3-5 speed gear bike take you to hi-light of deep spots Kyoto, very efficiently, feeling the wind and the air of Kyoto like a living people.
Begin with peaceful River side cycling road, feeling nature and open sky. Dropping hidden shrine and try pure natural spring water. We’ll go through the huge Emperor Palace and famous Zen-temple. Through some university campuses and river junction point, We’ll go Shimo-gamo Shrine(UNESCO world heritage) and enjoy its primitive surrounding forest.
Next, We’ll go academic area and Kyoto university, martial art center, the biggest tori gate shrine, then via cultural area( many temples) and water canal go back.
2 Gion Walk Part
After Bike return, We’ll start strolling beautiful entreatment area of Gion. Visiting 2 main “Flower Town”(Place of Geisha) and see amazingly photogenic street. I’ll explain unique culture and system of Gion and Maiko (My research theme in the university was this). If you are lucky, you may see beautiful Maiko. This relaxing night walk wrap up the day.
After this tour, probable you’ll feel Kyoto more familiar
Please come with Comfortable Clothing
The tour will be operated in raining day also, though with heavy rain cycle course will be shorten.
Helmets are not required for bicyclists in Japan, so helmets are not provided for this tour.