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:
With the Sensoji Temple in the middle, the surrounding area is separated into East and West. To the East is the district where the atmosphere of the Edo period still remains and to the West is the Showa-style district. Explore one district of your choosing during the tour. Including a view of the Tokyo Skytree, this tour is filled with highlights. Start your trip at the Kaminarimon, the ‘Thunder Gate’ and visit the peculiar highlights of the Asakusa area in Tokyo. On our rickshaw, explore the Tanuki-doori (Raccoon Street) adult theaters and historic landmarks, including the oldest amusement park in Japan. Enjoy the view of an Edo-styled street Denpoin accompanied by a short history-lesson, as you return to the Kaminarimon.
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.
We had the most beautiful experience of learning calligraphy and wearing traditional kimonos. The staff are so friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this experience to all visitors to Tokyo.read more
Very smooth organization, wide variety of kimonos to choose from. They help you dress, do your hair and make you look beautiful and take pictures with your cameras. The tea ceremony was beautiful and we got to mix our own tea as we were told about the history and the practice of tea ceremony as well as other interesting Japanese culture tidbits.read more
All the ladies there were lovely. Beautiful kimonos for you to choose from, and everything was just sp graceful ❤. You make your own tea, eat traditional Japanese sweets. Love all the photos and just enjoyed the entire experienceread more
The experience was lovely. The ladies there were all very kind and gave clear instructions that made the whole thing go smoothly. The kimonos to choose from were all beautiful and the tea ceremony was a good balance between instructional and experiential. Definitely a good choice if you want to attend a tea ceremony but don’t yet know the proper etiquette.read more
Best place to learn about their tea culture. You will get choose your own kimono and take many photos in it. It is worth a visit.Do this if you are free and wish to experience like a japanese.read more
Had a great time. The ladies who run the shop are all very friendly. They all spoke English very well so it made it very easy to communicate. Having a kimono put on and having your hair done was fun. The tea ceremony itself was very nice. Your walked though step by step of what goes into a tea ceremony. The matcha tea and sweets are delicious.read more
The three of us has a wonderful experience learning more about this beautiful culture. Our tea master was very knowledgeable and gladly answered any questions we had. It was truly a Once in a Lifetime Opportunity!read more
My wife and I took the course that teaches students to make traditional Japanese sweets and is followed by a tea ceremony. We thought it was a fun way to spend some time during our vacation and were really happy with the experience. It's definitely a fun way to learn about a small piece of Japanese cultural history.read more
We went to participate in the tea ceremony, and it was absolutely perfect! The staff was so kind, spoke very good English and the kimonos were beautiful! I definitely recommend this place. We also took pictures for about 20-30 minutes afterwards, in a little room they have decorated for this purpose, and the staff was very patient with us! 😍read more
Had an absolutely wonderful experience. We experienced the tea ceremony as well as traditional Japanese sweets making. The hosts/tea masters delivered a professional and traditional experience while also staying light hearted and comical enough for touristical enjoyment. Everything is well explained + they are open to all questions. Our host was very conversational and we really felt like she placed our enjoyment as a priority. This is definitely something you can not miss !!!read more
I was the first person ever to take part in a tea ceremony in the Tokyo location. I chose the kimono + tea ceremony option. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!My instructor was so professional and kind. First, she helped me with the choice of kimono and then she put it on me. Another young lady took care of my hair and I totally loved the result.The instructor really explained and demonstrated the respect that the Japanese people show to their guests and the tea. She took her time explaining everything to me and let me ask any kind of questions. After her explanations I was allowed to prepare a tea by myself. The instructor was so sweet and positive that I did not want to leave. She even offered to take pictures of me and with me afterwards :)I would recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get a feel for traditions in Japan and an authentic experience. The price is very reasonable and the location is easy to find.read more