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Kyoto Higashiyama Rickshaw Tour

Rediscover Japan's religious heritage in Higashiyama District

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Tour Higashiyama's series of religious sites and ancient streets from the comfortable perch of your rickshaw and let your guide show you the true majesty of Kyoto's elite shrines and temples

  • Tour on a traditional rickshaw to view the townhouses as you pass by on the traditional flagstone paths
  • Explore impressive temples, such as the Kiyomizu or Ginkakuji temples, which are two of the most famous temples in Kyoto
  • Enjoy a romantic rickshaw ride in the old Gion district, where you might catch a glimpse of a Geisha heading for an appointment
  • Ask your friendly rickshaw guide for many tantalizing historical facts before dropping you off at a convenient location
What We Love:

Rest your legs and feet and let the vibes of Kyoto's best-preserved district, Higashiyama, wash over you while enjoying the sights of the historic streets and townhouses from the comfort of your rickshaw. Let your guide take charge of the excursion as you and your companion dive into an informative and fun tour of Japanese ancient religions, visiting the historic temples and shrines or enjoying the atmosphere of the traditional district from the noble perch of a regal rickshaw. If you get lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of a beautiful geisha in Gion! Riding through the narrow streets, along the wooden houses and traditional shops of old Kyoto, the rickshaw rides are a perfect way to tour the majesty of Higashiyama whilst also treating a loved one in style.

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 (North): Meet up at Heian Jingu Shrine - Nanzenji Temple - Murin-an - Big Torii - End at Heian Jungu Shrine
  • 30 min tour (South): Meet up at Ichinen-zaka Slope - Yasaka Pagoda - Yasaka Shrine - Maruyama park - Kyoto Maruyama Park Saami - Nene Road - End at Ichinen-zaka Slope
  • 1 hour tour (North): Meet up at Heian Jingu Shrine - Nanzenji Temple - Enter Murin-an - Zenrin-ji temple - Philosopher's Road - Honen-in Temple - End at Ginkakuji Temple - Ginkakuji Temple - End at your preferred location
  • 1 hour tour (South): Meet up at Ichinen-zaka Slope - Yasaka Pagoda - Kenninji Temple - Miyagawacho - Gion-shinbashi - Yasaka Shrine - Nene Road - End at Ichinen-zaka Slope
  • 2 hour tour: Meet up at Ginkakuji Temple - Honen-in Temple - Philosopher's Road - Nanzenji Temple - Enter Nanzenji Temple - Chion-In Temple - Yasaka Shrine - Yasaka Pagoda - kiyomizu-dera temple - End at your preferred location
  • When making the booking, please indicate your preferred departure time in 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 our branch (depending on your route)

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or an electronic voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only for the specified tour date and time
  • Meet up point (30 min North & 1 hour North): Heian Tingu Shrine. How to get there: Kyoto City bus #5 or #100 from Kyoto Station (30 min). Or take the subway via Karasuma Oike Station to Higashiyama Station (20 min), then walk 10 min
  • Meet up point (30 min North & 1 hour South): Ichinen-zaka (Front of Kodaiji temple). Please click here to check the map. How to get there: From JR Kyoto station, take City bus #206 and get off at Higashiyama-Yasui bus stop, then walk east for 5 min
  • Meet up point (2 hour tour): Ginkakuji Temple (End of Ginkakuji approach). How to get there: From JR Kyoto station, take City bus #5, #17, #100, #203 and get off at Ginkakuji-michi or Ginkakuji-mae bus stop, then walk to east for 5 min


  • 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
US$ 39 40
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  • 30 Min Tour (North)

    US$ 40 US$ 39

  • 30 Min Tour (South)

    US$ 40 US$ 39

  • 1 Hour Tour (North)

    US$ 78 US$ 76

  • 1 Hour Tour (South)

    US$ 78 US$ 76

  • 2 Hour Tour

    US$ 146 US$ 141

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