Arashiyama Rickshaw Tour

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

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  • Free Cancelation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • 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
Most Recent Review

  • Pajnhiag Vang Nengchu 28 Mar 2019
    Best experience in Japan so far! If you intend on renting a kimono I STRONGLY suggest you wear the kimono for this activity. we did one hour which was not enough for me but just right for my parents and husband. It wasnt enough for me because it was basically a photoshoot with tons of money shots. Im always looking for more money shots with the Fam! They take you on private lanes through the bamboo forest and it was such a relief to not be fighting the immense waves of tourists on the Main Street. we were essentially given two choices for 1 hour: spend all your time in the bamboo forest or go visit a shrine and only do part of the bamboo forest. Like I mentioned previously, its a photo shoot with a rickshaw ride so I strongly suggest including one temple visit. I also suggest bringing some type of fancy camera or wide angle lens attachment for your cell phone. I had a wide angle attachment and it really made for fantastic images.

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What To Expect

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.

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Experience the iconic bamboo forest of Arashiyama on a rickshaw tour
Arashiyama rickshaw driver
Let your friendly guide show you the best sights on this guided tour
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Arashiyama bridge
Discover why Arashiyama is so famed for its beauty
Arashiyama rickshaw ride
Enjoy the utmost convenience ending your rickshaw tour at a location of your choice
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • 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
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • Please note: The itineraries below are samples only. 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
30 Minute 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
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • When making the booking, please indicate your preferred departure time in the space provided at check out
  • 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
  • On peak season dates for autumn (18 November-3 December 2018), please note that you may book tours that depart at the following timeslots: 8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am, 9:30am, and 10:00am
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.
  • 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
Cancelation Policy
  • 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
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Reviews (102) 5.0
  • Marvin 18 Apr 2019
    It was an amazing experience. Our rickshaw man Kota was very cheerful and informative. Funny at times and is very much concerned about our comfort and experience. This is a highly recommended activity worth your money and time :)
  • Eileen Diane 10 Apr 2019
    Our tour guide Nabe is very helpful and informative. We have easily arrived at the meeting point and we started on time. He even took beautiful shots at the arashiyama bamboo forest and cherry blossom spots around arashiyama. Nice experience! Bang for the buck ;)
  • Ying Lai 8 Dec 2018
    Everything was perfect when it came to this rickshaw tour. We only signed up for the 30-minute tour and even before we got to Japan, the customer service agent Larissa already emailed us to enquire where we would like to start / end the tour from / at, and if we needed any assistance with anything else. She was so accommodating, understanding & helpful that it made me wonder if the actual tour itself was gonna live up to that standard. When we arrived at JR Arashiyama station, we saw 2 rickshaw guys holding up a sign with our name on it, excitedly waving at us. They spoke awesome English, had the bubbliest personality & briefed us about the tour before we got started. Amazing views of the bamboo forest and also its surrounding areas, but what was even better was the information they shared with us on the places we passed by, and the amount of laugher we shared. Our 4 year-old boy enjoyed it so much, he even got the rickshaw guide to teach him how to say ‘dinosaur’ in Japanese. I’d definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting Arashiyama for the first time ! Priceless experience.
  • Josephine 11 May 2018
    it was an awesome experience because we also got a bit of history from our very nice and friendly rickshaw guide, Yoshi! he was very kind and we enjoyed our ride. the bamboo path really looks nice and we saw a lot of temples too. i recommend this tour for a nice time in kyoto.
  • SOK HUI 29 Oct 2018
    The riskshaw ride was so worth it! I had my parents with me so this was perfect for them. We were in 2 rickshaws. The drivers were conversant in English, cheerful, humorous, and they gave narrations as we move along the route (less crowded) they had suggested. And they took such awesome pictures which we would have never done so on our own! Very comfortable and we were well taken care of during the one hour ride. The bamboo forest was the highlight .... simply breathtaking. I would highly recommend this experience. You can get a good overview of this place after which you can explore on your own. Many lovely memories here.
  • Cherlynne Yunn Jean 16 Mar 2019
    We booked the 30mins tours. Right from the start, the process is very clearly explained and seamless. Once the voucher is booked, I’ve received confirmation email together with very clear instruction on where to go to on the day. The customer service liaison was very friendly and helpful. Our tour guide was really professional and knows the area well. He speaks great English and a fantastic photographer too. We should have gone for the 60mins tour instead. Highly recommended for anyone who is considering this.
  • Pei Mavia 20 Dec 2018
    My Husband and i took 1 hr package with Mr山田. Super friendly guy who can speak english and chinese too! he too have superb photography skills and explains the area well. this tour is definitely a must go !
  • Rachmawati 11 Oct 2018
    Great experienced and hassle free service, Ebisuya is very accommodating as well, as they replied and gives clear direction on meeting point, accommodating me being late and very friendly...all the staff are. Great 30 minutes touring the area, well informed rickshaw driver and he takes good picture as well including editing [ὠa]. Definitely recommended.
  • YiMing Charmaine 26 Mar 2019
    Watanabe San was great. He seemed to be pulling the rickshaw effortlessly. He takes wonderful and artistic pics that made our tour complete :) He is able to speak English, Japanese and Mandarin,which is really good for different nationalities.
  • Jian Yi 14 Dec 2018
    Awesome experience. Highly recommended. Ichi is very entertaining and knowledgeable at the same time. Also knows the best places for photo taking. I wished I had taken the 2hr tour!
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