Lee is super addicted to tea and drinks over 100 different teas each year. Good tea deserves only the best water, so he began a search for the best water sources in Kyoto. He ended up with stories about love and hate, politics and strife. Join this ex-documentary filmmaker in discovering Kyoto's hidden stories by electric bike.
Kyoto is famous for its tofu, sake, and tea because of its crystal-clear underground water. I'll show you where the city's tea masters and top coffee shops collect their water. Like them, we'll collect water from two of the best. Besides visiting a 2000-year-old shrine in an ancient forest, and four wells with stories of love and heartbreak, you will also learn about Kyoto's water trade. We'll…
We will cycle on dedicated bike paths most of the time, but Kyoto's small streets mean we will have to cycle alongside cars sometimes. You need to be a confident cyclist to join this experience.
Seasonal Japanese sweets Kyoto is Japan's confectionery capital, and we are very proud of how seasonal they are. You'll get to try traditional sweets.
Tea We'll make tea with the water we collect from the wells.
Rental e-bike We will pick up our electronic pedal-assist bicycles from a bike shop 5 minutes from the meeting point.
Bicycle helmet Helmets are not mandatory in Japan, but you can have one if you prefer to have a helmet on.
Comfortable cycling attire (gloves in the winter)
Sunscreen and mosquito repellent (in the summer)
Empty water bottles to collect water with
Snacks like energy bars just in case you get hungry while cycling
¥ 7,000 / 人
¥ 7,000 / 人