Originally a native to California

and Hawaii, he has a professional background in Japanese history, language, and literature. He has called Japan home for the past 15 years and has been extremely fortunate to live in 6 different prefectures. His wide array of work experience and zest for adventure has taken him all over the country. He has visited 46 out of the 47 prefectures and has a wealth of knowledge he is eager to share. When he is away from the bike, he is off exploring the historical sites with his wife and baby girl. Why don't you ask him about some of his favorite spots in Kyoto and the rest of Japan to help spice up your vacation?


We chose the Arashiyama area because we think Arashiyama is the most scenic area of Kyoto.  It is also where we reside.  This makes it us introducing you to our own backyard!  We love meeting awesome people, are absolutely thrilled about sharing our knowledge and experiences in Japan, and are always smiling when we are riding our bikes.  Come join Kyoto Bike Tour for a fantastic day of cycling and let us share some of our joy and passion for Kyoto with you!


Originally hails from the Big Apple, but is a long time resident of Kyoto and Japan for nearly 20 years.  His love for his city and passion for bicycles match no other.  His cycle racing background is an integral part to our bike tours as well as his insight of the backstreets of Arashiyama.  His contagious laugh will capture you and he will soon be filling you in on where the best beers are in town with perhaps even a tip on where to pick up a traditional Japanese style tattoo.   He often finds himself at total bliss working to fine tune his bicycles.  Anything bicycle related is truly his zen.  

"We Loved The Bike Tour"

"We Loved The Bike Tour"

"We had an amazing time around Arashiyama. We arranged a private kyoto bike tour. We cycled at a moderate pace and saw so many of the quiet places we would never have been able to find on our own." -Francisco & Teresa

"This Is The Best Cycle Tour"

"This Is The Best Cycle Tour"

"We travel a lot and try to go on bike tours every time we travel. Kyoto Bike Tour was easily one of the best bike tours we have ever done. The guides were very knowledgeable and the bikes were in great condition. We really felt like locals for a day!" -Katharina and Stefan

"Superb Kyoto Bike Tour"

"Superb Kyoto Bike Tour"

"My girlfriend and I had such a wonderful time with kyoto bike tour. We did a custom Arashiyama and Bamboo Forest Tour and spent the day cycling all around Arashiyama. Only 2 of the places we visited were crowded. The other 6 were incredibly peaceful and quiet. Actually, I think we may have been the only tourists there! Many thanks Kyoto Bike Tour for showing us around. As promised, we will be sure to tell our friends coming to Japan to join a tour!" -Dominik and Rahel

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