Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest

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Kyoto Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour with Bamboo Forest
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 90.56

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a tour of the Kyoto bamboo forest by rickshaw, and on foot, to explore every part of it. First you’ll be pulled by your guide through the green bamboo on a path reserved for rickshaws. Then pass by Nonomiya Shrine and stop for photos at a little park. The last leg is on foot, where you’ll walk to an impressive part of the forest. Early morning is best to avoid the crowds.
  • Enjoy the ride as your guide pulls you on your rickshaw
  • See all parts of Kyoto’s famous bamboo forest
  • Start early in the morning to avoid the crowds
  • This takes approximately 1-2 hours in total

What's Included

  • use of rickshaw
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees for temples and shrines
  • transportation to and from meeting place

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō
    1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan

    Come to our main rickshaw stand located on the sidewalk along the river, a few meters West from the North-West end of the Togetsukyo Bridge. Let us know in advance if you need directions.

End point

  • 1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō
    1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan

    Finishing location can be customized. Communicated with us via email or talk directly to your guide.

What To Expect

Bamboo Forest Street

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nonomiya Shrine (Pass By)

Bamboo Forest Street

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Ebisuya Richshaw Office (Pass By)

Rakushisha (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers in the first 16 weeks
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • nfants must be able to hold up their head by themselves.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Bamboo forest rickshaw experience
Emma_C, Jan 2023
The bamboo forest was absolutely stunning. The rickshaw allowed to to move easily between the different areas and village. Most importantly, our guide, Yuya, was friendly and very knowledgeable. He was also an amazing photographer so we have fantastic pictures of our experience. Highly recommend
Excellent experience, I...
David_K, Dec 2022
Excellent experience, I would highly recommend early morning reservation to beat crowds. Must see for a small family.
So fun! Fabulous people!
Kelsey_L, Jan 2022
What a fabulous experience!! We did the 60 minute tour, and we saw so much of beautiful Arashiyama in that time. Our rickshaw operator, Yuta, was amazing!!! He did a great job speaking English, taught us a few Japanese phrases, had excellent information about the area, entertained all of our questions, was super engaging and kind, and took excellent pictures! He really could not have been more fun to spend an hour with. Thank you, “Utah!” Everyone we interacted with from the company was friendly and apparently enjoying their day. It was lovely. 10/10 recommend.

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