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Otaru Rickshaw Tour provided by Ebisuya Otaru

Otaru Rickshaw Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This port city of the north has four distinct seasons, the nice sea breeze in summer, to the snow covered winter views that will give you the chills. Piers, canals and stockyards will remind everyone of the bustling old days, and you will feel the dashing spirit of Otaru.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    中央橋
    Japan, Hokkaido, Otaru, 中央橋
    at the corner of the bridge, where the traffic light is
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  • Pass by
    Otaru Canal
    Kitaunga
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    Former Nippon Yusen Kaisha Otaru Branch
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
    visit inside the old post office
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    Pass by
    Former TEMIYA LINE
    Otaru Denuki Koji
    Asakusa Bridge
    Otaru Port Marina
  • You'll end at
    中央橋
    Japan, Hokkaido, Otaru, 中央橋
    at the corner of the bridge, where the traffic light is
    See address & details
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Important Information
Departure Point
Japan, Hokkaido, Otaru, 中央橋
Duration
30–120 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking driver/guide
  • Rickshaw ride
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Former Nippon Yusen Kaisha Otaru Branch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw
  • Adult pricing applies to age 7 and over
  • Child rate (age 6 years or under) applies only when children sit on an adult’s lap without occupying a seat
  • A maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw. Up to 2 children (age 6 years or under) can ride with 2 adults (children have to ride on an adult's lap)
  • While rickshaws are able to fit two adults, each rickshaw is 29.1 inches (74 centimeters) wide, and it is sometimes more comfortable to book individual rickshaws for each passenger. For passengers of size, we recommend booking a rickshaw for each participant to ensure a comfortable ride. Passengers who do not both fit in one rickshaw but wish to participate in a tour at the same time will be required to purchase an additional rickshaw, which may not be available on the date of the tour with an English-speaking guide if not booked in advance. Those customers who do not purchase an additional rickshaw at the time of booking cannot be guaranteed availability.
  • Wheelchair and stroller friendly
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual driver, subject to availability; please ask for a driver who speaks your language at Departure Point
  • Selected starting time is not automatically guaranteed. The time will be confirmed by email within 24 hours of booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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JamesR_8 wrote a review Sep 2019
Bloomington, Indiana185 contributions45 helpful votes
We had a fun ride with our Rickshaw driver Yuki. We liked his attire. He provided us with interesting information about Otaru. He was professional and friendly. We highly recommend him if you are coming here.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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AlanRAussie wrote a review Aug 2019
Melbourne53 contributions15 helpful votes
A rather unique way to get around but if you can handle other tourists taking photos of you, one I endorse. The fitness of our driver (puller?)Mitsu was amazing for a 2 hour tour with only short breaks for photos. He took several photos of us in the rickshaw as well, which
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Debbie T wrote a review Jul 2019
Savannah, Georgia1 contribution
This was one of our best tours we had 2 for the four of us and both young men were great Really enjoyed it
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Date of experience: July 2019
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knittersid wrote a review May 2018
Manila, Philippines2 contributions
Going around otaru with rickshaw is really the best choice, we have 30min tour and enjoy otaru with the best view frim rickshaw, the guide also can speak english to guide!
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Date of experience: May 2018
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oesca wrote a review Feb 2018
South San Francisco, California33 contributions8 helpful votes
We did a 2 hour Rickshaw Tour Of Otaru with Ebisuya. This is our second Rickshaw Tour, first one was last year in Arashiyama in April during Sakura Blossoms. As with our first tour our guide, “Toshi” was amazing. We went around in Otaru in the snowy street and learned a lot
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Response from ebisuyaotaru, お客様担当マネージャー at Otaru Rickshaw Tour
Responded 8 Mar 2018
oesca様 Thank you for riding Ebisuya rickshaw. read your impressions, Toshi is really glad it made you happy. we make an effort from now on to be able to be pleased to make more studies to everybody. we are looking forward to seeing you next time. Thank you!!
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Ebisuya Otaru
CyndiPoh
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Polite and knowledgeable rickshaw pullers
You may think these guys are training for the Olympics, they are all so young and cute. Amazing strength to pull tw
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Jeff C
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A good way to view the cannel area
It is a Interesting ride if you never done it before , they are friendly and knows where to take the best photo. Su
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Pichaya S
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attractive tour
This was awesome!! You brought us to another side of Otaru so we've learnt a lot more historical places. Thanks to
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yeap b
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Day trip to otaru
Enjoyed my rides .The driver was Takeshi and he speak good English and also very polite. He explained in details of
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Jenny H
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Great fun
The driver is really entertaining the travellers. The sophisticated care to customer really make it as a superior e
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PhuFahT
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Wonderful memories in Otaru
If you feel tired from walking, try "ebisuya" service. At first we were thinking to take the cruise along the cana
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Hisham T
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Lovely ride
We had a great time going around Otaru's lively canal with the friendly drivers (Yukito and Yuta Okurano). We all l
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Key Details
  • Duration: 30–120 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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