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Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour
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Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour

By Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama
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.
from
$278.33
per adult (price varies by group size)
from
$278.33
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 0-120
Duration: 3h 10m
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Japanese, English


  • knowledgeable, local guide
  • private rickshaw
  • photo stops at instagrammable spots along the way
  • Chinese/Korean/Spanish (conversational level) speaking guide (based on availability)
  • English and Japanese speaking guide (fluent)
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees to temples and gardens
  • hotel pick-up
  • Entry/Admission - Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple


Departure details
  • 1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan On the sidewalk along the river side, just a few meters West from the North-West end of the Togetsukyo Bridge
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6808P19

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Temple grounds are not accessible by wheelchair or stroller (due to stairs and uneven ground)
  • Selected starting time is not automatically guaranteed. The time will be confirmed by email within 24 hours of booking.
  • Children of 6 years and older are required to have a seat and will thus pay the same price as an adult.
  • Our seats measure 74cm (29. 1in) in width and can accommodate up to two adults side by side.
  • Children 5 years and under can ride for free provided that they will sit on the lap of an adult (one child per adult = max 2 adults & 2 children per rickshaw)
  • If a child of 5 years will be using one of the two seats of the rickshaw, it must book as an adult.
  • Infants must be able to hold up their head by themselves.
  • This tour includes walking up and down a slope
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour?
How much is Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour?
Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour price starts from $276.82. Discover and book Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour?
Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour is hosted by Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6808P19

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō
    1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan
    On the sidewalk along the river side, just a few meters West from the North-West end of the Togetsukyo Bridge
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Togetsukyo Bridge
  • 1
    Kyoto City Sagatoriimotocho Nami Preservation Hall
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Bamboo Forest Street
  • 2
    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Rakushisha
    Nonomiya Shrine
    Arashiyama
    Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

foblex
foblex
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Fantastic rickshaw experience in Kyoto
We had a fantastic time in the tour. The guides were great and the perspective was truly unique. We were a family o
Nenita2014
Nenita2014
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Great tour, amazing guide, beautiful place
Great tour, amazing guide! Thank you so much, Moto for making this such a memorable experience. We love seeing a lo
Kantarat L
Kantarat L
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Must try!
The guide was very fluent in English so very easy for us who don’t speak Japanese to communicate. He was very nice
RossOntario
RossOntario
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Best way to enjoy Arashiyama
We traveled to Arashiyama on a Saturday. It was the best decision we made to take the rickshaw ride. Our rickshaw d
219karinw
219karinw
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Great experience!! AIMU. F San is great!
It was such a great experience and a great way to explore Arashiyama! Our rickshaw driver 愛夢 AIMU.F San is speaks p
HTexas214
HTexas214
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Amazing Unforgettable Rickshaw Ride!
My Rickshaw ride and experience was unforgettable…l had a blast!!! I chose the 2hr ride. Which was enough time to
Carolinabee13
Carolinabee13
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A great, unique way to see Arashiyama!
Had a wonderful rickshaw ride through the forest with an English driver, unfortunately I can’t remember his name bu
ulyessram1000
ulyessram1000
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Muchas Gracias Kanki!!!!!!
My driver, Hayaishi Kanki, was awesome!!! I truly enjoyed the experience. At the end of the trip, he gave me a fr
Mobile66149366512
Mobile66149366512
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Fun in Kyoto!
Yuya and Kahe were wonderful guides and drivers. This was the highlight of our trip to Japan so far! So thankful we
Road17324988431
Road17324988431
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Best tour guides
Love it! Toshi and Tatsu was very nice and friendly. Even though we only did a short trip they were very informat
P9089NMeddiep
P9089NMeddiep
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Awesome
Did the virtual 40 minute session with Tsunenobu-san. He is a awesome tour guide. Hope to get him again. Enjoying t
6connys
6connys
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Fantastic experience
Mocchi was super friendly, very knowledgeable and funny. He took great pictures and made sure we had a great experi
125karenam
125karenam
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Tour was an amazing inclusion to our Kyoto visit
Leaving this review late, but wanted to thank Akihisa for the amazing tour received previously. He not only offered
K9024WEandrewh
K9024WEandrewh
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Bamboo forest
relaxing way to see around the Kyoto Arashiyama area. Amazing how a person can lug two people around up and down hi
108mychalh
108mychalh
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Ryo 💪
Had a really good experience with the Rickshaw and our driver, Ryo. He took us to a trail we hadn’t seen when explo
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Marg
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Great trip with knowledgeable & very enthusiastic drivers, Syo & Hirasa. For two hours they took us around Kyoto seeing Kodaiji Temple, Geisha Girls etc. The trip was amazing with great photos taken on our cameras by the drivers.
Written October 27, 2019
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Dear Marg, Thank you very much for taking a rickshaw tour with our guides in Kyoto, exploring the Higashiyama area from the comfortable seats of the rickshaw. A 2 hour tour is a good choice if you are interested in not only experiencing riding on a rickshaw, but also to discover the various neighbourhoods of the Higashiyama area. We hope the pictures taken by your guide will help you remember your rickshaw tour and time in Kyoto for a long time to come! Best Regards, Larissa C EBISUYA Rickshaw
Written October 31, 2019
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caputxi2004
Barcelona, Spain6 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
During the past month of march, we were lucky to hire a guided tour with rickshaw in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto, specifically we visited the bamboo forest. The experience was incredible, absolutely recommended. Our drivers Keita, Kyota and Itikaru treated us with sympathy and cordiality. They were very professionals. Their “must” was the quality of the pictures that they took us during the trip. Today these pictures are an unforgettable memory. A highly recommended tour.
Written October 9, 2019
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Dear caputxi2004, Thank you very much for taking a rickshaw tour with us back in March. We are very happy to hear that you had a wonderful time visiting Arashiyama and the bamboo forest with our three guides. Thank you very much for recommending them! Seeing that you took the tour in the spring and writing a review about it in October, it shows how much of an impact and memory you have from then. That is actually quite moving. Here are comments two of your guides wrote in response to your review: Hikaru: "Thank you for the ride the other day. Thank you for the review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your trip to Kyoto with a rickshaw. Please come and visit Japan again." Kyota: "Hi,thank you for taking our rickshaws!We are still running through the bamboo forest. Autumn inKyoto is very good,too‼︎If there are any chances,please visit Japan again." Best Regards, Guide: Hikaru YOSHIDA, Kyota YOSHIDA, Keita IIDA Staff: Larissa C EBISUYA Rickshaw
Written November 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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