With over 1200 years of history and thousands of temples and shrines, Kyoto is one of the most famous sightseeing destinations in Japan. Beautiful nature in and around the city contrasts the old streets giving a true feel and introduction to Japanese culture. In other words, this is a fantastic city for a fantastic rickshaw tour.
The area of Higashiyama has many scenes representative of Japanese culture including Geisha dancers in the Gion district and large temples. This is the place to experience the Kyoto of your imagination.
Our rickshaw goes around the Higashiyama area, introducing histories of the town, buildings, shops, restaurants and the other fun facts. Drivers take many memorial photos on the way with your cameras and phones, too.
30 minute course
Leave from the main rickshaw parking lot at Ichinen-zaka of Kodaiji-temple.
See the beautiful landscape of the town as you travel over the traditional stone-paved roads. Make your way to the highlight of the course with an amazing view of the five-storied Pagoda.
60 minutes course
This course is recommended which we can introduce the Gion area mainly. Our rickshaws tour around the Maiko town which is called “Hanamachi”. You can enjoy feeling a real culture of the Gion area.
90 minutes course
The rickshaw starts at the center of Higashiyama, mainly goes around the Gion area including a brief walk in the temple gardens like Kenninji-temple, or you can choose the other routes like running through the Higashiyama area from the South to the North. You can arrange your course as you would like to.
120 minutes course
In this course, you can enjoy the most of the places of our recommend including Gion, and some temples in good atmosphere. Please ask for your route arrangement in detail.
- Charge for Rickshaw
- Consumption tax
- Photo taking (with your cameras)
- Small souveniers
- Admission fee for temples and shrines
- Foods and Drinks
・The tour is available even on rainy days unless it is not a big catastrophe such as earthquakes, typhoons, and so on. Rickshaws will be covered by shades not to have you wet.
・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 adult's lap).
・Adult pricing applies to age 7 and over.
・Children 6 years and under may sit on an adult's lap
・Wheelchair - and stroller-friendly.
・This tour can be customized depending on your interests.
・You can enjoy a tour anytime between 9:30am to 5:30pm on the day of reservation. As for the meeting time please let us know by message system after your booking. Please specify your convenient meeting time in advance by message system.
・Tour will run until 6pm between May to August.
・Time varies during events and seasons.
・EXPECTING MOTHERS IN THEIR FIRST 16 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY ARE NOT PERMITTED TO RIDE A RICKSHAW
・It is not recommended for babies under 6 months old.
・If you would like to have a contact on the date of your booking please call +81-75-864-2344 .
This number is availbale from 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM on the local date.
- If you cancel more than 1 day prior to the tour start you will get a 100% refund.
- Cancellation 1 day prior the tour start date, 50% refund.
- Cancellation at the tour start date, no refu