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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour provided by Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama

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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
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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
Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto’s famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and rickshaw driver. This authentic, customizable Kyoto adventure is a fun introduction to this beautiful city.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Nanzen-ji Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes
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    Pass by
    Arashiyama
  • 2
    Gio-ji Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Daikaku-ji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama
    Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama
    Togetsukyo Bridge
    Bamboo Forest Street
  • 4
    Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Nonomiya Shrine
    Rakushisha
  • 5
    Nisonin
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 6
    Jojakkoji Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Seiryoji Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 8
    Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 9
    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street
    Yasakanoto
    Miyagawacho Kaburenjo
    Tatsumi Bridge
    Heian Shrine
    Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki)
    Chion-in Temple
    Yasaka Shrine
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Important Information
Departure Point
1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan Ebisuya Higashiyama, Japan, 〒605-0864 Kyoto, 京都市東山区Higashiyama-ku, Shimokawarachō, 遊行前町558−9
Duration
30–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Rickshaw ride
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Gio-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Daikaku-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Nisonin
  • Entry/Admission - Jojakkoji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Seiryoji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Adult pricing applies to age 7 and over
  • Children 6 years and under may sit on an adult’s lap (one child per adult)
  • A maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw. Up to 2 children, 6 years and 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
  • Please select your preferable itinerary and duration option at checkout
  • Wheelchair- and stroller-friendly
  • This tour can be customized depending on your interests
  • Tour will run later during the listed dates below (time is subject to change, please contact the local operator for further information):
  • Arashiyama: Summer hour (5/1 to 8/30) - until 6pm; Hanatouro (12/11 to 12/20) - until 8pm
  • Higashiyama: Hanatouro (3/6 to 3/15) - until 9pm; Cherry blossom light-up (3/28 to 4/12) - until 9pm; Summer hour (5/1 to 8/30) - until 6pm; Autumn foliage light-up (11/14 to 12/6) - until 9pm
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Selected starting time is not automatically guaranteed. The time will be confirmed by email within 24 hours of booking.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • If a child 6 years will be using one of the two seats of the rickshaw, it must book as an adult.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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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Karena wrote a review Jul 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Leaving this review late, but wanted to thank Akihisa for the amazing tour received previously. He not only offered to take photos for us but provided great conversation, making the rickshaw tour very enjoyable and laidback. Would highly recommend this driver! Driver: Akihisa
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
Responded 28 Jul 2020
Dear 125karenam, Thank you so much for your review! Even though you took the tour back in August 2019, receiving your review now shows that you have not forgotten about the rickshaw ride, which a wonderful compliment to our guide. Our guides aim to provide the most comfortable, fun, entertaining as well as informative tours as possible, catered and customized to suit your preferences and interests. With an experienced and veteran guide like Akihisa, you can be sure to have a good time. Here is a comment Akihisa wrote for you in response to your review: "Thank you for taking the rickshaw ride last year. Thank you also for the highly rated review. I'm really happy! Though the current situation is still affected by the corona virus, please come and visit Arashiyama again! I'll be waiting for your visit!" Best Regards, Guide: Akihisa YAMAMOTO Staff: Larissa C EBISUYA Rickshaw
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andrew h wrote a review Jun 2020
Darwin, Australia6 contributions
relaxing way to see around the Kyoto Arashiyama area. Amazing how a person can lug two people around up and down hills as well as keeping us informed of the history of the area. Great little tour.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
Responded 20 Jun 2020
Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for taking a rickshaw tour with us in Kyoto Arashiyama earlier this year. We are very happy to hear that you had a good time exploring parts of Arashiyama with our guide. The guides all go through a long training period before becoming rickshaw guides. During that time they not only study and learn about the area, but they also train and practice so by the time they are done and pass the exam, they are not only knowledgeable but also have sufficient strength, endurance and stamina to talk and run at the same time without getting out of breath. We hope you will remember the relaxing tour of Arashiyama for a long time to come. Best Regards, Larissa C EBISUYA Rickshaw
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John O wrote a review Mar 2020
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This was such a great experience I’m so glad I did it, Tippet was a great guide , his English was very good and made the tour great fun
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
Responded 19 Mar 2020
Dear John, Thank you very much for writing a review about our guide Teppei as well sharing a picture of when he was pulling you through the private rickshaw lane in the bamboo forest. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour as well as the English proficiency of our guide and that you had a great time, despite the rainy weather. Here is a comment Teppei wrote for you: "Thank you for riding rickshaw! I’m so glad to hear that! I wish you gonna visit Arashiyama again then let me show you hidden beautiful places! See you next time" Best Regards, Guide: Teppei SHINTANI Staff: Larissa EBISUYA Rickshaw
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Katlaf wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada8 contributions7 helpful votes
Tastuya took my friend and I on a rickshaw tour around the bamboo grove area and was absolutely wonderful! He gave us several tour options to accommodate our time limitations and budget and suggested many different routes depending on what we wanted to see (more bamboo forest or
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Response from Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear Katlaf, Thank you so much for your wonderful review about not only our rickshaw services, but also our guide Tatsuya, who showed you around the Arashiyama area in Kyoto. Thank you also for explaining the process of choosing the tours! Though online only the most popular tours and routes are listed, we have quite a lot of different options to not only suit your available time and budget, but also interests and preferences. The tours can be customized. Our guides make sure to explain the different options and possibilities in advance so you can make an educated choice and choose a tour that is most suitable and tailored just to you. That way you can enjoy it, as well as the added Plus, which would be your knowledgeable guide, his photography skills! We hope you will remember the tour for a long time to come! Here is a comment Tatsuya wrote just for you: "Thank you for riding the rickshaw the other day! On the way to the bamboo grove with your friend you decided to go for a rickshaw tour instead, thank you very much! I think there were a few occasions where my English was a bit lacking, but I remember that you kindly continued listening to me. Come and visit Kyoto again some day!" Best Regards, Guide: Tatsuya TANZAWA Staff: Larissa EBISUYA Rickshaw
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Abdulmajid wrote a review Feb 2020
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I chose 30 minutes-ride-tour. and it was so nice. Bamboo area is always crowded, so I was wondering if we can enjoy tour, but you don't have to worry about that. There is a private road only for rickshaws and that's why we spent special time with friends. When you take picture,
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Response from Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Abdulmajid, Thank you very much for taking a rickshaw tour with us a few days ago! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the time on our rickshaw, especially the bamboo forest away from the crowds. The 30min tour is a good choice to get a good introduction to Kyoto's Arashiyama area. Besides visiting the bamboo forest on the special rickshaw-lane, our guide will have plenty of time to also explain to you other sights along the way but also to stop at beautiful locations to take a few commemorative pictures of you on the rickshaw. Here is a comment your guide Yamamoto-san wrote in response to your review: "Thank you for taking the rickshaw tour the other day! Thank you also for the highly-rated review! I am very happy! Arashiyama's autumn leaves are very beautiful, from mid-November to late November. When they are at their best condition, come and visit Arashiyama again!" Best Regards, Guide: Akihisa YAMAMOTO Staff: Larissa C EBISUYA Rickshaw
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Fantastic experience
Mocchi was super friendly, very knowledgeable and funny. He took great pictures and made sure we had a great experi
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Ryo 💪
Had a really good experience with the Rickshaw and our driver, Ryo. He took us to a trail we hadn’t seen when explo
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Aruba1795
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Absolute must to do while in Kyoto! Ebisuya rickshaw has such sweet employees!
Let me start saying everyone I encountered that worked for Ebisuya rickshaw was so sweet and welcoming and as a for
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Gille4Travel
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Fun ride, Nice guys, Great pictures
Expensive for 12 minutes but fun ride, very nice guys who kindly made great pictures. The area is beautiful and wor
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Cristina1620
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Best experience in Japan so far! 🇯🇵
My mother was visiting from Denmark in her wheelchair and we went to Arashiyama Bamboo Forest because it’s wheelcha
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waynem114
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A bright spot in a cold, wet day!
It was frigid and raining in Kyoto, and a Rickshaw ride was the last thing we expected to participate in. To our su
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wallyabiodun
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A must do for any visitor.
We took a 90min tour with Ka He, it was truly an amazing experience and we were treated with exceptional courtesy a
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gladysmama947
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Ebisuya rickshaw 45 min ride
Ebisuya rickshaw experience - A 45 min ride around the Kyoto city. Go through the small lanes and main road. The s
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Rickshaw Ride With Yuichi Yoshizawa
Yuichi was a very friendly person who spoke good English. He customized our Rickshaw tour to what we wanted to do a
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bernadettebc
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Rickshaw Ride
Must do experience. At first we weren’t going to torture some poor young man, having him tote us but Daisuke offere
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arnoldvandijk
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Rickshaw tour by day
Great time with Youshi, enjoyed the ride, the history the great photography he did or us and with us. We had a lot
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Dianasgr88
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Ebisuya kyoto Arashiyama
The best driver ever, Yoshiyuki took the best pictures we could have and showed us amazing places. The best experie
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darrin t
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Ebisuya Kyoto Arashiyama
Yo Suke provide Excellent Service in beautiful scenery. Excellent photographer and Beautiful bridge 😁😚😁😚😁😚
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iinmeirani
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Trying Rickshaw for the first time
A strong rickshaw man with a good heart and good attitude..thank you for ride Kazuki..till we meet again for the ne
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Tama1403
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Must-do experience!!
We had the most amazing time exploring the beautiful Arashiyama district and especially the bamboo forest. Special
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Key Details
  • Duration: 30–180 minutes
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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