This is part of old Kyoto with many wooden buildings, narrow alleyways and private roads. Unless/ until a real geisha ventures on to the street on the way to an appointment, there's not a lot to see. You may be lucky to see a geisha, or not. Very touristy and crowded.
We spontaneously booked this tour and we are happy we did! Even though we had 33°C, it was an amazing tour! Our guide Phillippe knew a lot of historical things to tell and showed us very nice nature areas along the river, beautiful zen gardens at the silver pavilion as well as at Heian Shrine but also the Gion district where he told us of Geisha's life. Due to the temperature we arrived very exhausted but happy! We highly recommend this tour to every tourist!
Phillip was a great tour leader. He was very laid back and he demonstrated a true love for the city and its history and culture. He lead us along paths and laneways would not have otherwise seen. I went with my husband and two teens 13, and 14 years. We rode in a group totalling 8 people. We really enjoyed the day. We also enjoyed hopping off the bikes and exploring shrines and gardens on foot in particular Ginkakuji Precinct.
Very knowledgeable tour guide, passionate about Kyoto, Japan and Japanese culture in general. Explanations were great both about Geishas and all the shrines we saw during the walk. Overall a great and worth tour.
Great experience, saw a few geishas and the whole area. Our guide was great and showed us very special places. For instance a stone used to crawl through in order to get rid of a bad habit and afterwards make a commitment to yourself what you want to do instead.
It’s a great way to see Kyoto. Haven’t been in July but a personal choice. However you see the city you’ll be hot and sweaty! I believe this company does tours that are not cycling too. They were excellent
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You might have settled your day already but if not I would be happy to show you around tomorrow ! Please have a look at our website linked on TripAdvisor there are all the tours that we suggest with the prices. Let me know if you are interested with something and we can co tact each other in the morning.
If you already have other plans have a great time in kyoto and in japan!
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