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Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour

Get the best of Japan's scenery on a customized ride

Kyoto 75 Booked

Experience the surreal serenity of Arishayama, the historic resort location of Japan's nobility and imperial families, from the comfort of a traditional Kyoto rickshaw ride

  • Soak in the view of the seemingly endless bamboo stalks at famous Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
  • Let the rickshaw operator do the footwork as you recline into the comfortable confines of the rickshaw
  • Enjoy Arashiyama's nature, ranging from mountain and river views, to bamboo groves, and over to pastoral views
  • Capture the spirit of your tour in Arashiyama with photos taken buy your guide
  • End the rewarding Kyoto rickshaw ride with drop off at a convenient point of your choosing
What We Love:

A visit to Arishayama, just a short day trip from Kyoto, is the true definition of dreamy and surreal. Spend quality time with nature as you visit lush green gardens together with your guide or enjoy gliding through parts of the iconic Arashiyama bamboo forest leading to a popular shrine in its midst. Let the 'Zen' spirit bring your body to perfect harmony as you gaze upon the splendid temple architecture and tranquil forest, feeling like true nobility as you enjoy the services of an enthusiastic tour guide from your rickshaw seat.

Activity Details

0.5-2 Hours


Min 2

Meet Up

24 Hours

48 Hours


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email

Inclusive Of:

  • English speaking guide
  • 30 min / 1 hour / 2 hour rickshaw ride

Not Inclusive Of:

  • Admission fees


  • 30 min tour: Meet up at North side of Togetsukyo Bridge - Path of Bamboo - Nonomiya-jinja Shrine - Rakushisha - End at Togetsukyo or JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • 1 hour tour: Meet up at North side of Togetsukyo Bridge - Path of Bamboo - Nonomiya-jinja Shrine - visit a temple of your choice - Rakushisha - End at Togetsukyo Bridge or JR Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • 2 hour tour: Meet up at North side of Togetsukyo Bridge - Path of Bamboo - Nonomiya-jinja Shrine - Seiryoji Temple - Conservation of Historical Town Districts - Enter two temples/gardens of your choice - Rakushisha - End at Togetsukyo or Saga-Arashiyama Station
  • When making the booking, please indicate your preferred departure time in the space provided at check out
  • Please note: The itinerary above is a sample itinerary. We can customize your tour within the given time frame, adjusting the route, as well as starting and finishing points according to your interest and convenience. Please ask us for more information

Additional information:

  • Expecting mothers in their first 16 weeks of pregnancy are not permitted to ride a rickshaw
  • Elementary school and pre-school children under the age of 6 are free of charge, provided that they are accompanied by at least one full fare paying passenger and are not occupying a seat, but are sitting on a lap
  • Wheelchair-friendly. Light folding wheelchairs can be carried on the back of the rickshaw or can be sent separately to the final destination
  • Luggage and baby strollers can be attached to the back of the rickshaw or can be stored at a branch (depending on your route - please check on arrival)

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified
  • Meet up point: North Side of Togetsukyo Bridge or South exit of JR Saga-Arashiyama Station. Please click here to check the map
  • How to get there:
  • Arashiyama station, Arashiyama line of Hanky railway or Keifuku railway
  • Saga-Arashiyama station, JR Sanin line
  • Arashiyama-Tenryuji bus stop, #28 City bus from JR Kyoto station


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
  • No refund will be issued for customers who do not turn up on the activity day

Reviews (1)


We had a wonderful experience at the bamboo forest. Our guide was ever so lovely and we enjoyed having his company. I would recommend him to anyone! His english and photography skills was also great!!!

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