Break away from the clichés of tourism and cycle through the backstreets of Kyoto's historically rich districts
Ride through Miyagawacho, the second biggest entertainment district in Kyoto
View the machiya (traditional merchant houses) along the narrow streets of Gion
Cycle atop the stone paved streets of Gion and admire the maiko girls and geiko women as they pass by in their delicate traditional wear
Visit Yasaka Shrine and Heian Jingu Shrine, and gaze upon the gorgeous willow trees along the Shirakawa River
Coast through the giant red torii gates
Hop on a bike and explore the backstreets of Kyoto in areas unreachable by bus or by foot. Experience the narrow streets of Miyahawacho, the second biggest entertainment district in the city. Ride past the vibrant Yasaka Shrine and nod to geiko women and their maiko (apprentices) as they stroll through the stone laden streets of Gion adorned in delicate kimono. Cycling through these traditional districts offers an unmatchable perspective of Kyoto. Break away from cliché tours and feed your inner adventurer!
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This is amazing. The tour gave us a general idea of the city we were going to explore in the next few days. I high recommend it to people who come to Kyoto the first time.
Friendly, informative and very gracious guide. Fun way to sightsee; allowed us to see different aspects of the city more intimately and get some exercise.
The backstreet tour was quite easy and we really had a good time. Our guide Annie was soooooo nice. Highly recommend.
Miyagawacho is geishas' own district, quieter and less touristy than Gion (which is a quick walk away) but very active. We biked out to Miyagawacho's main street - one block parallel to the guesthouse's street - and watched the geishas at work. You can hear them singing and the raucous drinking games inside the teahouses.
The best tour that you can imagine! Keiko was our guide and she is funny and kind... It was a pleassure! Do not think... Just book with they and meet The city ridding a bike!
Kyoto Geisha Districts Tour