Kyoto Rickshaw Tour

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Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
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From USD 41.35

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Rickshaw ride
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks

    Meeting And Pickup

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    What To Expect

    Nanzen-ji Temple

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Arashiyama (Pass By)

    Gio-ji Temple

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Daikaku-ji Temple

    30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama (Pass By)

    Ebisuya, Kyoto Higashiyama (Pass By)

    Togetsukyo Bridge (Pass By)

    Bamboo Forest Street (Pass By)

    Bamboo Forest Street

    10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

    Nonomiya Shrine (Pass By)

    Rakushisha (Pass By)


    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Jojakkoji Temple

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Seiryoji Temple

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple

    15 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple

    20 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

    Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street (Pass By)

    Yasakanoto (Pass By)

    Miyagawacho Kaburenjo (Pass By)

    Tatsumi Bridge (Pass By)

    Heian Shrine (Pass By)

    Shoren-in Temple (Shoren-in Monzeki) (Pass By)

    Chion-in Temple (Pass By)

    Yasaka Shrine (Pass By)

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Adult pricing applies to age 6 and over
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children 5 years and under may sit on an adult’s lap (one child per adult)
    • Stroller accessible
    • A maximum of 2 adults per rickshaw. Up to 2 children, 5 years and under, can ride with 2 adults (children have to ride on an adult's lap)
    • While rickshaws are able to fit two adults, each rickshaw is 29.1 inches (74 centimeters) wide, and it is sometimes more comfortable to book individual rickshaws for each passenger. For passengers of size, we recommend booking a rickshaw for each participant to ensure a comfortable ride. Passengers who do not both fit in one rickshaw but wish to participate in a tour at the same time will be required to purchase an additional rickshaw, which may not be available on the date of the tour with an English-speaking guide if not booked in advance. Those customers who do not purchase an additional rickshaw at the time of booking cannot be guaranteed availability
    • Please select your preferable itinerary and duration option at checkout
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Wheelchair- and stroller-friendly
    • This tour can be customized depending on your interests
    • Tour will run later during the listed dates below (time is subject to change, please contact the local operator for further information):
    • Arashiyama: Summer hour (5/1 to 8/30) - until 6pm; Hanatouro (12/11 to 12/20) - until 8pm
    • Higashiyama: Hanatouro (3/6 to 3/15) - until 9pm; Cherry blossom light-up (3/28 to 4/12) - until 9pm; Summer hour (5/1 to 8/30) - until 6pm; Autumn foliage light-up (11/14 to 12/6) - until 9pm
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Selected starting time is not automatically guaranteed. The time will be confirmed by email within 24 hours of booking.
    • If a child (5 years and younger) will be using one of the two seats of the rickshaw, it must book as an adult.
    • 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Traveller Tips

    I highly recommend this tour if you are with your significant other.
    Very hard to locate from info supplied as had to get to area location first which details omitted.


    142 reviews
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    Riveting Rickshaw Ride
    Sandi_M, June 2023
    My husband Nick, daughter Georgia and I had a 70-minute rickshaw ride with Yuta and Ai at 11am on Thursday 22nd June. They were amazing: very friendly, with great personalities and they shared loads of interesting information with us on our journey. It was a very wet morning and they took great care keeping us dry throughout. Yuta was also a great photographer and took many fabulous photos as memories of the fab experience. Thank you very much! We would have no hesitation in recommending Yuta, Ai and Kyoto Rickshaw Tours.
    Amazing Experience
    albert_s, Dec 2022
    This was a once in a lifetime experience! Thank you so much, we enjoyed every minute. Our tour guide had fantastic stories about the region and Kyotos culture.
    Bamboo forest
    John_O, Mar 2020
    Lots of fun and sights to see Teppet was an excellent guide, extremely knowledgeable, and easy to understand,
    Great fast way to see Kyoto
    Daron_G, Feb 2020
    Taro and Aki were very entertaining and fun. We thoroughly enjoyed Kyoto with them, since we only had the afternoon there
    Rickshaw ride best part of our trip to Kyoto
    Lisa_K, Jan 2020
    The rickshaw ride through the bamboo forest was amazing our guides were extremely friendly and informative and very kind and nice . Kiyo was fabulous, so refreshing to find someone so friendly in Japan. The hot seat pads were brilliant in the cold weather and the photos Kiyo took of us were really professional. I would highly recommend this trip.
    Veronica_L, Jan 2020
    Yuyo my driver was the best. Friendly, knowledgable and the forest is amazing. I highly recommend this.
    Madonna F, Dec 2019
    We took two rickshaw tours with the same provider and they were both excellent. It’s not just a good way to cover some distance and not be exhausted, but the tour guides were excellent.
    Very relaxing and worth every penny!
    Brock_B, Nov 2019
    Absolutely enjoyed this tour, we did the 1 hour and our guide Yusaku was so knowledgeable and hilarious. He took us through Kyoto visiting shrines and even the geiko districts. Yusaku stopped many times to take our picture and he did a fantastic job. I highly recommend this tour if you are with your significant other.
    Is this the thing to do here or should it be a river cruise ?
    sieveka, Nov 2019
    Very hard to locate from info supplied as had to get to area location first which details omitted. Finally got there late but ready and still waiting for us with welcome note.
    Enjoyable Ride
    wilbyonclyde, Oct 2019
    We went on a 2 hour rickshaw ride with another couple. Our ride took us all over the historic area. Our guides were full of information and spoke good English. They looked after us really well when we had a little rain and we stayed warm and dry. We were impressed with their professionalism. A highlight was going along a street where many of the geisha live. The street is not mentioned in the guide books and was deserted. We were very lucky to pass a geisha in the street as apparently they seldom appear during the day. Overall we thoroughly recommend this trip.
    Amazing tour!!
    Chardae_V, Aug 2019
    Such an amazing tour with the Kyoto Rickshaw crew! Words can't express how much fun this was. The guys that pulled our rickshaw were fun and informed us about all things Japan ranging from where to go and what means what. They also took the best photos. Can't recommend this more!
    Helen_F, July 2019
    We had a great ride .Guide was great very informative .He tooks some great photos.Wish we had have gone longer
    Rickshaw Rider
    Stuart F, June 2019
    We had booked an English speaking guide and it was so worth it to ride through the bamboo forest and out through some of the back block areas for an hour. Our guide was very friendly and helpful showing us different places and some of their history. Having never been in a rickshaw before this was quite an experience in the cold March weather wrapped up in a rug. We would recommend this trip to anyone.
    Incredible experience!!
    MARISOL_V, June 2019
    The Rickshaw tour was amazing! Beautiful, calm and very safe. The best way to visit Kyoto. Ryoma Fujioka is an excellent guide. He knows the history very well, and is very joyfull.
    Kyoto Rickshaw Tour
    Allan G, May 2019
    This was a highlight of our visit to Japan. We received extremely detailed instructions to get from Kyoto railway station to our awaiting rickshaw at Arashiyama. Our rickshaw boy was so helpful and professional and was a very good photographer. We asked to see the bamboo grove so we went there first. and then went around many streets and byways, some of which were uphill. This did not faze our man one little bit. We had opted for a two hour ride and we were glad we had as this gave more time to see all the sights without rushing. We felt like royalty passing all the foot tourists and in the first few hundred meters two tourists asked how they could do such a tour. Highly recommended.
    Aussie Friends
    June_S, May 2019
    This was a terrific activity. The young fellows who took us around the Gion area were so friendly and looked after us all so well. Would recommend as a must do!!!
    Couple with one child
    Agnes_G, May 2019
    We booked two rickshaw 3 hours tour for myself, my husband and our 10 year old because we will not fit in one rickshaw. Our rickshaw driver/tour guides coordinated our tour very well. The tour was amazing because you are comfortable and at the same time, the tour-guide/rickshaw driver spoke English and were very knowledgeable about the places you visit. Our tour-guide were name U-chi Yochicuwa and Ki-yo.
    Amazing!! One of the highlights in...
    Darin_A, May 2018
    Amazing!! One of the highlights in our trip to Japan! Tama was fantastic! He not only knew a lot about the city and history, but he was a wonderful photographer!! He knew were the best places for pictures!! He do wonders with your phone! We had a sunny day, just beautiful!! Totally recommended!!
    Kooki was a fabulous Guide and we...
    Erica K, Jan 2018
    Kooki was a fabulous Guide and we had simply the best time on this tour! He was also a fantastic photographer and took some great shots of us in the bamboo forest and in a hidden temple we would have never found! so much fun : worth every penny!
    I went on the Arashiyama option tour...
    Louise L, Nov 2017
    I went on the Arashiyama option tour a couple of weeks ago. A wonderful tour that everyone visiting Kyoto should go on. I let my guide, Taichi, choose the places to visit, and I'm so glad I did. His knowledge about the area is outstanding! I would never have visited the places I did, if I hadn't gone on this tour. And I would definitely not get to hear about the history. The bamboo forest and the temples and shrines we visited where amazing. So was the old parts of Kyoto. I highly recommend this tour. The 2 hours went by so fast, I regret a bit that I didn't take the 3 hour tour.

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