Pimp my rickshaw
So maybe it's just a gimmick now, but riding a rickshaw is worth doing at least once to pretend like you're some important geisha or an emperor. The job might be a drag, since these guys have to pull big tourists around in bright sunshine and attempt to make generic English conversations (Where are yuuuuu from?), but our guide was funny enough to joke with my sister about being the poster child for the company on their brochures. He took is through bamboo forests in the outskirts of Kyoto. Once inside, you can find anything from temples to food stands selling octopus to art vendors. We met one particularly cool artist who not only knew some broken English, but also could speak functional Spanish.