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.
Arashiyama has beautiful scenery where you can enjoy the harmony of nature such as mountains and rivers. The most popular place in Arashiyama is the big bamboo forests. Our rickshaw goes around this area, introducing the history of the town, buildings, shops, restaurants and the other fun facts. Our professionally trained drivers will take many pictures around the way so be sure to bring your camera!
30 minute course
Meet your driver at the main rickshaw departure point of Togetsukyo-bridge or in front of JR Saga-Arashiyama station. Hop on the rickshaw. Your 30 minute ride will first lead you to the landscape of Arashiyama mountains and the Oigawa river. Next we will go to the beautiful bamboo forest, passing through the main shopping street of the Arashiyama area. In the bamboo forest, you sure can enjoy the fresh air of bamboo evergreen and your driver will take photos for everlasting memories.
60 minutes course
In 60 minutes ride, you can enjoy a bit deeper area which is known as "Sagano district". Passing through the bamboo forest, the rickshaw see around the old temples and historical sites. You can take a short walk in 1 temple garden such as Jojakkoji-temple, Nison-in temple and so on.
90 minutes course
This course will lead you to the deepest Sagano area including "Toriimoto tradtional cityscape preservation district". Starting from Togetsukyo-bridge, you can enjoy most of all our recommendations of Arashiyama, and Sagano areas.
120 minutes course
You can complete the area with this course. Please enjoy all atmosphere of natures and histories of this area. The course is customizable with your interests.
The route mentioned above is one example of each courses. You can always customize the drop-off point and overall route.