Kyoto Rickshaw Tour in Bamboo Grove, Arashiyama, Higashiyama

Private & Custom Tours in Japan

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4.9 out of 5

Tour description provided by Viator

Step into an authentic Japanese rickshaw for the ride of a lifetime, through some of the most scenic and historic districts in Kyoto, Japan. You have the option of exploring the verdant Bamboo Grove and impressive shrines of west Kyoto’s Arashiyama district or the intriguing wooden buildings and stone alleys (maybe even spotting a geisha or two) in Kyoto’s famed Higashiyama area, all with a knowledgeable local guide and rickshaw driver. This authentic, customizable Kyoto adventure is a fun introduction to this beautiful city.
Meet your informative local guide in either Arashiyama or Higashiyama (please select your preferable duration and location at checkout) and hop aboard an authentic rickshaw, a two-passenger wagon pulled by a person, invented in Japan in the late 19th century. As a historic, cosmopolitan city, Kyoto has an abundance of sites that should top every traveler’s list, but walking to all of them can be tiring and time-consuming. A rickshaw offers a comfortable, fun way to zip from one attraction to the next while learning about the city from your guide and driver. This tour is customizable; discuss with the rickshaw driver what you’d like to see. See Itinerary below two itineraries, one for Arashiyama and one for Higashiyama.

What’s included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Rickshaw ride

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks


  • Excellent value for money
  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Great overview and orientation of the city