45min Rickshaw Kyoto Tour Gion
Riding on a traditional Japanese rickshaw with EBISUYA is one of the most popular activities for tourists in all of Japan. Unlike with a taxi or bus, with a rickshaw you can see all of the great secret destinations and explore like a local. Our drivers in their traditional Japanese uniforms will lead an exciting adventure where you can learn about amazing places to eat and of course about the culture and history of the town. It’s time to go beyond the guidebook. An EBISUYA Rickshaw tour is a must if you are in Japan!
The following is a suggested route for this 45min rickshaw tour:
At the center of this quaint town with its cobble stone streets is the Yasaka Shrine and the iconic Yasaka Pagoda. This compact rickshaw tour is popular, because it serves as a great introduction to the old town of Kyoto. Start your trip at the Ichinenzaka, close to the Kodaiji Temple. From there your guide will take you along the cobble stone streets, which is guaranteed to take you back in time. The buildings still have the traditional facades and lanterns at the entrances. Enjoy the Maruyama Park with its gorgeous cherry blossoms in the spring or the magical foliage in autumn. Returning to your departure point you will be guided through the streets of Gion.
The tour described above is a model route. It may further be customized based on your preferred starting and ending point, as well as points of interests. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
Q,What’s great about the rickshaw?
The comfortable ride on the rickshaw, with your eye level slightly higher than usual, will let you enjoy different views of the surrounding scenery. While you are traveling, you can enjoy the explanations given by our staff and the interesting conversations with them. In some courses, you can visit famous sights and take photos.
Q, Foreign languages ?
We have some English speaking staff at each location.
We recommend you contact us as early as possible, as a lack of English speaking staff may occur during busy seasons.
Please ask us about other languages.
Each rickshaw accommodates up to 2 passengers (Elementary school children and above).
Q, Rainy and snowy days?
The canvas roof and waterproof cover will protect you from rain and snow.
(Forgive us if a playful wind gets you a little wet.)
***Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw***
– children of 6 years and older are required to have a seat and will thus pay the same price as an adult.
– our seats measure 74cm (29. 1in) in width and can accommodate up to two adults side by side. – in case you should prefer to have one rickshaw to yourself, please contact us before booking!
– children 5 years and under can ride for free provided that they will sit on the lap of an adult (one child per adult = max 2 adults & 2 children per rickshaw)
- If a child 5 years will be using one of the two seats of the rickshaw, it must book as an adult.
– infants must be able to hold up their head by themselves.
If you need to cancel or modify your reservation, please, contact us. You’re entitled to a full refund if you cancel with a notice of 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled tour time.