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Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour provided by Ebisuya, Kyoto Arashiyama

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Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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
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    Pass by
    Arashiyama Bamboo Grove
  • 2
    Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Rakushisha
    Nonomiya Shrine
    Arashiyama
    Saga Toriimoto Preserved Street
  • You'll end 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
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Important Information
Departure Point
1-1 Sagatenryūji Susukinobabachō, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan
Duration
3h 10m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Admission fees to temples and gardens
  • hotel pick-up
  • Entry/Admission - Otagi Nenbutsu-ji Temple
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • 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 7 years and older are required to have a seat and will thus pay the same price as an adult.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Our seats measure 74cm (29. 1in) in width and can accommodate up to two adults side by side.
  • Children 6 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 6 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
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Marg wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions3 helpful votes
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.
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Response from Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour
Responded 31 Oct 2019
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
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caputxi2004 wrote a review Oct 2019
Barcelona, Spain4 contributions
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
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Larissa C, Guest Relations Manager at Kyoto Sagano Insider: Rickshaw and Walking Tour
Responded 15 Nov 2019
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
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