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Let's Enjoy half day Water Sports on the Lake from Kyoto !


Kyoto
7 Hours
up to 7 people
English ( Business ), Japanese ( Native )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Aren't you looking for some waterfront while planning for Kyoto trip, besides visiting the city? 
I recommend this tour. on this tour, you can experience various kinds of water activity such as Kayaking, , SUP(stand up paddling), sailing, and so on.
After enjoying the water sports, let's go to the hot spring resort. You can enjoy soaking in open-air bath. If you don't like onsen public bath, I suggest you visit a unique temple "Ukimi-do,literally means "floating temple hall" on the lake.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Koichi.

  • 08:00 AM

    JR Kyoto Station

    Meet you at the entrance of JR Kyoto Station.Take a train bound for Horai Station on JR Kosei line.

  • 09:00 AM

    Biwako Water Sports Center (BSC)

    Kayak, SUP(Stand up paddling) experience, you can learn how to control these small boats. you can feel the beautiful scenery from the different angle while paddling on the lake.

  • 12:00 PM

    Hiratopia Hot sring (Public Bath) or Floating Temple "Ukimi-do"

    Having lunch at a local restaurant near Hiratopia or Ukimido froating temple on the lake

  • 15:00 PM

    JR Kyoto Station

    See you off at JR Kyoto Station

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Departure & Return

Depart From Kyoto
Starting time 08:00 AM , 08:30 AM , 09:00 AM , 09:30 AM , 10:00 AM
Meeting Point JR Kyoto Station Just out side of the West Exit on the 2nd floor of the Station building. I will be waiting for you there with your name plate.
Ending Point JR Kyoto Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

-My services as your Tour Guide
-My transportation fare

What‘s not included

>Estimate local cost is around 8,000 yen per person
-Activity fee: 4500 yen per person (Kayak or SUP course includes Instruction, all the rental gear and travel accident insurance are included)
-JR Train fare: about 1500 yen per Adult (Round trip)
-Taxi: about 2000 yen per cab (If you like from train station to destination)
-Admission fee for Hot Spring Public Bath "Hiratopia": 610 yen per Adult
-Lunch: About 1000 yen to 2000 yen(depend on what you have)

Important

*Before booking this tour, could you please ask me the availability of the instructors of BSC Water Sports Center?
 >I recommend this tour from May to October. Especially good for the summer season.
 >You need to bring those items such as , -Swimwear -Fleece or woolen wear -Windbreaker -Change of clothes -Shoes which can hold your heel (No sandal) -Towel or bath   towel -Eyeglass strap -Waterproof sunscreen -Hat with a visor.
 >Persons who are drunk or have any tattoos on any parts of body are not allowed in the Onsen facilty.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 32 )
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Khor Khor Singapore ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Very Professional and Kind Guide ”

We, family of 5, engaged Koichi for 2 days in Osaka and Kyoto. Taking a public transport with someone on wheelchair always needs extra time and sometimes can be challenging. Koichi is very familiar with the train routes and he knows where the lifts in the train station are located. He always came prepared with a plan of the places that we wanted to go and explained all the background/history well. Furthermore, he knows where the good spots for photos are and helped us take many nice pictures. Overall, he is a fun and caring guy and took care of all our needs. Without him, we would not have been able to visit so many places in 2 days. Thanks, my friend, Koichi!

ANNA ANNA United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ Kind, generous, thoughtful and fun guide....highly recommend ”

Koichi gave our family a day we wont forget. His thoughtful itinerary kept the day fun and interesting. We never went in and out the same way to any area - he took us on interesting side streets or along beautiful waterways. We even stopped at a great mochi place and a very old green tea restaurant. Koichi was interesting; always having explanations backed up with pamphlets to help us understand anything we had questions about about. We enjoyed our time and would highly recommend him to anyone.

Koichi:

Hi! Thank you for giving me such a nice review. I’m very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour. I was also able to have a pleasant time with you , your husband and lovely cute daughters. Well, I will never forget your face when I ate a chocolate ball like a deer’s poop in Nara park. That was very fun! Anyway I hope to see you again in the near future. Thanks again, Anna san.

Suzanne Suzanne United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Superb guide, friendly and knowledgeable ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Koichi and would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a guide. We had 7 hours in Osaka and we communicated prior to our arrival on how best to plan our time there. We visited Osaka castle, Shitennoji Buddhist temple and beautiful gardens and a tea ceremony at Maikoya. Koichi found us a great place to have some “Japanese fast food”, udon noodles and tempura. We were a party of six and included in the group was my mother who has limited mobility. Koichi was patient and understanding and and I truly appreciate that he sought out the use of elevators and slopes for her to use on the public transport and at tourist sights. Koichi is easy to understand and happy to show tourists around his beautiful country, he even brought us origami ... read more

Frederick Frederick United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A great guide for Nara and Kyoto ”

We were very pleased with Koichi as our guide for a day in Nara and another in Kyoto. He was knowledgeable, energetic, flexible, attentive - and kind! - and escorted us to many fascinating and beautiful sights over the two days that we hired him. He is well-educated, speaks English well, and has diverse life experiences which broaden his guiding capabilities. Highly recommended!

Koichi:

Hi! Frederick san, Thank you for giving me such a nice review. I was able to have a great time with you. Well, During the tour I was amazed by your enthusiasm for photography. If I have a chance to attend you, I would like to show you more interesting places where you might be interested in.

Karen Karen United Kingdom ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Fabulous friendly Gentleman ”

Koichi is an amazing man. So helpful and friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We even got a Japanese language lesson thrown in It was a full day but koichi's enthusiasm ensured we never tired and were constantly looking forward to our next experience Can't rate him highly enough. Have already recommended him to friends

Koichi:

Hi! Karen san, I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour, and thank you for sending me such a nice comment. The review you gave me is more than I deserved. I was just able to do our tour thanks to your fitness and curiosity. I hope to see you again next time too. Koichi

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