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Hop aboard a traditional rickshaw with a private guide for a journey through the atmospheric streets of beautiful Kyoto. Depending on the ride length you select, be peddled through the serene shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama neighborhood, discovering its picturesque Bamboo Grove, or admiring the wooden structures and ancient alleys of the Higashiyama district.
One of Kyoto’s most loved and beautiful attractions is its Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. This tour helps you bypass the crowds by going on a path that’s reserved for rickshaws only. Visit the incredible bamboo groves, and see shrines along the way, such as Nonomiya Shrine. On the last part of your tour, you’ll visit a place only accessible by foot, so you can take a walk and see the bamboo groves up close.
Combine exploration with relaxation in Kyoto thanks this excursion including a city rickshaw tour followed by a luxurious foot spa treatment. Choose between tours of varying durations, starting with a guided rickshaw ride sampling some of Kyoto’s elegant temples, quiet gardens, and serene shrines. Finish the experience with a blissful foot soak and massage treatment.
People flock from around the world to see Japan during Sakura (cherry blossom) season. As a result of this, certain areas can be extremely crowded. This tour will help you beat the crowds by having early departure times to choose from. By exploring Kyoto’s Arashiyama area with a guide, you won’t have to navigate and you’ll discover secret local spots for Sakura viewing. Potential highlights include the Bamboo Forest, Nonomiya Shrine, and either Daikakuji Temple or the Uetozoen Park.
Maximise your time in Kyoto on a private half-day tour, ideal for first-time visitors with limited time in Japan. Departing the city center, you’ll explore the rural Arashiyama district by rickshaw and choose between two personalized tour options. Visit highlights of Arashiyama Park, including Togetsukyo Bridge, Jojakkoji Temple, and Tenryu-ji Temple, and learn about the region’s rich history. Choose from several departure times throughout the day.
Enjoy the highlight of Arashiyama, the bamboo forest, at an unique vantage point from the comfortable seat of the traditional rickshaw. Sit back and relax as your guide navigates carefully and safely through the traffic as you pass by other iconic sights of Arashiyama such as the Togetsukyo Bridge, the river side with Mt Arashi, charactaristic neighbourhoods and townhouses. Venture north to a quiet and traditional neighbourhood along a pilgrim path leading up the mountain. Get off the rickshaw to enjoy the preserved, traditional houses and landscape at your own pace. Visit one of those Machiya houses (Archive Hall) from the inside. Your guide will continue to explain the sights to you as you make your way to the comical and unique Otagi-Nenbutsuji Temple. On your way back to the rickshaw, stop at one of the thatched tea house for a cup of matcha or traditional sweets (optional). Back on the rickshaw head to your preferred finishing location.
Take a private tour by traditional rickshaw, to discover the charming neighbourhood of Higashiyama during the cherry blossom (sakura) season. Choose day or night tours to see the quintessential and beautiful locations with the historic area as backdrop.
Let's enjoy the Showa retro new world on a rickshaw. We will welcome you while taking a lot of guides by knowledgeable Ikuo, gourmet information, fun talks and fashionable photos. Why don't you ride a rickshaw when you come to the New World! We'll be expecting you!