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.
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.
Meet you at the entrance of JR Kyoto Station.Take a train bound for Horai Station on JR Kosei line.
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.
Having lunch at a local restaurant near Hiratopia or Ukimido froating temple on the lake
See you off at JR Kyoto Station
JR Kyoto Station
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 on 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.
-My services as your Tour Guide
-My transportation fare
>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)
＊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.
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!
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.
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.
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 cranes that his wife made for us all. I appreciate the fact that Koichi included his transportation fees in the itinerary and I was able to prepay that. Thank you Koichi for taking photos along the way...we will always remember our time in Osaka with you. Next time we come to Japan we will book you for a tour of 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!
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.