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

by Koichi
(22) Reviews
6h $ 200 Price up to 6 people


  • Kayak, SUP(Stand up paddling) experience, you can learn how to control those small boats.
  • you can feel the beautiful scenery from the different angle while paddling on the lake
  • You can enjoy soaking in Onsen, open air natural bath after the lesson

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200.25 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


Aren't you looking for some waterfront while planning for Kyoto trip, besides visiting the city? 
I recommend this tour. In this tour, you can experience various kinds of water activities such as Kayaking, , SUP(stand up paddling), sailing, and so on.
After enjoying the water sports, you can relax and experience soaking in the natural hot spring at the foot of Hira Mountain.

What to Expect

In this tour, you can learn all about kayaking or SUP(Stand Up Paddlimg).
After meeting you at JR Kyoto station, We will take JR Kosei(=West side of the lake) line and go to Horai Station. After a few minutes’ walk, we will arrive at “BSC Water Sports Center”, a school of water sports.
First, You will practice paddling on the ground, and then move to the lake. At first, you may feel it difficult to move forward or backward by using a paddle on the water, but you will soon be able to operate your boat freely. The staff of the school are specialists for these sports. You can quickly learn how to control the boat on the lake from them. You may feel a strange sense that you are really living in nature. I think that this experience definitely heal the fatigue of your daily life.

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  • Kayak, SUP(Stand up paddling) experience, you can learn how to control those small boats.
  • you can feel the beautiful scenery from the different angle while paddling on the lake
  • You can enjoy soaking in Onsen, open air natural bath after the lesson


*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.

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 1250 yen per Adult (580 +670)
-Admission fee for Hot Spring Public Bath "Hiratopia": 610 yen per Adult
-Lunch: About 2500 yen, 5000 yen(Oumi beef BBQ)
 Let me notice If you like Special Oumi Wagyu beef* BBQ lunch
*Oumi beef is one of several breeds of Wagyu, which is as famous as Kobe beef among Japanese Gourmets.
Depart From
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
6 hours
Starting time
08:00 AM , 10:00 AM
Number of people
up to 6 people

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.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 22 )
Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
1 week ago

“ Thank you very much! ”

Koichi was very communicative and is a great guide!

Nora Nora United States ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Tour of Kyoto with Amazing Guide! ”

Our family of 5 had an amazing tour of Kyoto with Koichi! He is the Best! Incredible guide and fun person. Koichi created an itinerary that was fun and interesting for all of us. We saw and did so much...and stopped midway for a delicious sushi lunch. He also taught us so much about Japanese culture and history. And....He is a wonderful photographer! We have wonderful memories of Kyoto because of our excellent tour with Koichi! We look forward to returning someday. It is a beautiful place. Thank you Koichi!


Hi! Nora san, Thank you, Thank you so much for giving me such a wonderful comment. I was also happy with you and want to meet you again in the near future!! Please come to Japan, and Kyoto again. I would like to show you more and more interesting places and things. I'm always looking forward to seeing you. Koichi

Marilyn Marilyn United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ 1 Memorible day in Kyoto ”

Koichi was great! He had so much information to share. We requested that he use a car to transport us and our luggage for the day, to be dropped off at our next location, which was a Ryokan. Worked out perfectly. We wanted to have Yakitori for lunch and he took us to a fantastic restaurant. We wentt shopping at Kyoto Handicraft Center and bought some beautiful items there. 10 stars for Koichi.


Hi! Marilyn san, Thank you so much for giving me such a nice comment. I was very very happy with you. I would like to show you more and more interesting places and things next time. I hope you have a chance to come to Kyoto in the near future. See you then! Koichi

Jean Jean Singapore ( Family )
3 months ago

“ First class in photography ”

We had a good trip under the guidance of Koichi San. Brought us for a delicious sushi and noodle lunch, one of the best we had. Koichi is definitely a trained photographer, taking beautiful photos of people and sceneries at different angles. Koichi San is very helpful and accommodating. Highly recommended if you are looking for a good guide.

Dzung Dzung United States ( Friends )
Very Good
4 months ago

“ One Day Kyoto from Osaka Cruise Port ”

Koichi arrived on time and waited for us right at the entrance of the port terminal. He tried his best to show us all the visiting sites in Kyoto in the short time we were there. His car was too small for a group of 6 persons and we had some problems in communications as we don't speak Japanese and English is not our native language. Anyway, at the end we returned to the port on time.


Thank you for sending me such a good review in spite of the very busy travel!! I'm afraid that the tour duration was a little bit too short for the return trip to Kyoto from Osaka port. Well, I think it's difficult for me to buy a new big van, but I would like to do my best to make your trip more enjoyable next time too. Koichi

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