About your host
The three of us are Kyoto locals who run experiences together. On this experience you'll meet Lee. Lee is an ex-documentary filmmaker from Singapore who did his political science degree in Japan. He is now a Kyoto local living next to the Imperial Palace. He makes tea and collects old maps of Kyoto too. Discover Kyoto's hidden wells and water sources with Lee and learn about the ancient capital's…
Kyoto is famous for its kaiseki and shojin ryori cuisines, but all that wouldn't exist without the crystal-clear water that flows unseen beneath the city. We'll visit some of the best wells in Kyoto and you'll drink from the oldest—over a thousand years old. You'll also hear about the stories (some outright creepy, others lovey-dovey) behind the wells. We'll be on electric bikes, so you'll stop…
Ticket to a Japanese garden
E-bike (electronic pedal-assist bicycle) for persons up to 1.85m tall (6'0)
Wireless receiver with earpiece - every participant will get a wireless receiver to hear explanations without having to stop and strain to listen.
What to bring
Empty water bottles to collect water with
Sunscreen in the summer, gloves in the winter
Snacks like energy bars just in case you get hungry while cycling
We'll meet at Sunny Cycle near Kiyomizu-Gojo Station to pick up our bikes, then take a relaxing cycle up the Kamo River to get to the Imperial Palace and then a 2000-year-old shrine. We'll stop at some wells along the way to taste Kyoto's underground water. Then we'll visit a sacred waterfall in a Zen temple and see a Japanese garden with streams fed from Kyoto's old canal network. We'll end the tour at Sunny Cycle, nearby the best dinner spots.